tips to photograph strangers | street photography Istanbul
14th April 2022

If you follow my Stories on Instagram, you know that I just returned from my trip to Istanbul… And I immediately felt the need to publish these tips to photograph strangers! This trip was a game-changer for my Street Photography, and here I’m sharing all I did to capture street portraits. In these past days in Istanbul, my Street Photography was pulled to a completely different place. This beautiful city has had...

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Fujifilm XF 33mm
31st March 2022

Welcome to another lens review, this time for the Fujifilm XF 33mm F/1.4 R LM WR. And I’m going to tell you what I think straight away: this lens is marvellous! Probably one of the best lenses Fujifilm has ever released. The video I just published is mostly my professional opinion, more than a full review. But I know for sure you’ll find good info there. And as I already said, the...

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Hoya Sparkle filters used at night in London
7th March 2022

Have you ever heard of the HOYA Sparkle filters before? Me neither. But it looks like this is about to change as Hoya is investing more in marketing to push these. Since I moved to my new studio, quite a few agencies have approached me, offering collaborations. Among them is the professional video, photo and broadcast supplier Holdan who distributes Hoya, as well as Samyang and others. I already use some Hoya...

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Day to night walk in London street photography Fujifilm low light sunset
14th December 2021

Welcome back to another cinematic vlog in the streets, this time for a day to night walk in London. Aside of going out for photography, to me walking is kind of a therapeutical exercise: whenever I feel down or lacking inspiration I just hit the streets. It clears my mind. And if I'm looking for inspiration this clicks briefly after I start taking photos...

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Samyang 8mm fisheye video review vlog street photography
12th November 2021

To go out with the Samyang 8mm fisheye lens to do Street Photography must be up there with my silliest ideas! And yet I found the experience very creative and entertaining.It was obviously challenging, and I added some more restraints into the mix, as you will see… But I think I ended up with a few good photos that are somehow out of the ordinary. The good thing is that the sun...

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Fujifilm GFX 50S II in Florence vlog
25th October 2021

This is now Episode 5 of my Fujifilm GFX 50S II In Florence mini-series… And this time is a good ol’ vlog. 🙂 If you haven’t watched the rest, here’s the playlist link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PcVN… In this episode, I take an unbeaten path with the GFX 50S II in Florence to reach a gorgeous viewpoint. So I walk the road on the hills that surround the city and reach Forte Belvedere. Most tourists...

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Fujifilm GFX 50S II Street Photography
11th October 2021

This fourth episode of the YouTube mini-series in Florence is all about GFX 50S II Street Photography. As I mentioned before, this is not as fast and powerful as the GFX 100S. But the new iteration of this camera has a lot more processing power, so it is much easier to use outdoors and not miss a moment. I made a video about shooting Street Photography with the previous version of Fujifilm...

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creative block and how to overcome it with a photo challenge
25th September 2021

We all find ourselves facing a creative block at least once in our lives. There are several tricks we can use to overcome it, and this may be one you can enjoy, all while learning a new skill! I ran a photography workshop for a global architecture and engineering firm, and there I set a challenge for my students. So, now, I thought it was only fair I showed that I was...

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Duomo di Firenze, Florence Duomo
16th September 2021

With all the content I produced on my trip to Florence, a proper tribute to the indisputable hero of its skyline, the Duomo di Firenze, had to be made! And here I’m doing what no Florentine has ever done before. All 1000+ steps of the Florence Duomo in one day! To give you beautiful 360° views of Florence from above 🙂 As you know, I’ve had the opportunity to test Fujifilm’s new...

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Fujifilm GFX 50S II hands-on review
4th September 2021

Now that we’ve been through the first impressions, it’s time for a proper Fujifilm GFX 50S II hands-on review. I just started to edit and put together all the GFX 50S II content I created. And it becomes obvious to me that this will become a series because there is a lot of content! So, episode 1 was the first impressions video. Episode 2 is this Fujifilm GFX 50S II hands-on review....

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GFX 50S II
2nd September 2021

The Fujifilm X Summit Prime 2021 just ended, and among the news we now have a new GFX camera: the GFX 50S Mark II. Fujifilm approached me a few months ago to ask if I wanted to test the new camera while still in development. And of course I said yes. I could not tell anything to anyone or publish any content until today’s event, but now it’s the time! The Fujifilm...

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How To Photograph The Supermoon
24th June 2021

Tonight we will witness the last Supermoon of the year, so what is it and how to photograph the Supermoon? This was the topic of a conversation on Clubhouse last Monday as part of our Astrophotography Club. I was asked to talk about my experience and give some tips on getting these photos right as, coincidentally, I am running a moon series on my Instagram @fabienb. Plenty of moon shots there, and...

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fujifilm x-t4 long term review
14th May 2021

It’s already been over a year since I received this camera, so it’s time for my Fujifilm X-T4 long-term review! Time to make some proper evaluations. And despite my ongoing issues with the camera (my faulty unit, not general issues), I absolutely love it. The Fujifilm X-T4 is a fantastic camera, probably the best hybrid mirrorless out now. Everything it does, it does it well. And while the previous generations are still...

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One Minute Message
29th April 2021

I just received my first dose of Covid vaccine! Some people have strong opinions against vaccines… Personally, I don’t understand them, but I do respect every opinion. But to me, this is a big deal! And it can be for the future of my channel as well! You see: my photography used to take me abroad for the majority of my time, travelling around the world to document all the beauty of...

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