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24th December 2022

We recently had a few inches of snow in London. Almost perfect timing for the Xmas period! 🙂 The snow in London didn’t last long, but it was enough to cover the city with a fluffy white blanket. Which is always a lovely scene to behold. Last year as well, we had one day of snow, and I documented it in a YouTube video. I was still living close to the city...

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Samyang 12mm best lens fujifilm video review
19th October 2022

I have always been a massive fan of the Samyang 12mm F2 lens for the Fujifilm X Series. In fact, it was actually the very first lens I purchased for my old X-T1, aside from the kit lens!It is my primary go-to lens for Astrophotography, and I use it a lot for Architecture and Landscape. It was also the main lens I used in my Fog cinematic vlog. Though this lens was...

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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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epic london sunrise timelapse
18th February 2021

As you may know, I’ve been chasing this epic London sunrise holy grail timelapse for about a month. To the point, it had almost become an obsession. And of course, it was never guaranteed that I would get it! But the efforts finally paid off. You can find all about it in my latest YouTube video… And I promise you: it’s going to be EPIC! Also, is the Fujifilm X-T4 simply the...

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Snow in London photowalk
3rd February 2021

First (and so far only) day of snow of 2021, so of course I had to go out for a Snow In London photowalk! I love the snow, maybe because it is always been so rare in every city I have lived in. In Florence, for example, people still talk about the snow of 1985… This rare! The river Arno also froze, and you could walk over it, so that’s why the...

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Happy New Year London New Year fireworks
1st January 2021

Happy New Year, my friends! We are finally leaving 2020 behind us… Such a challenging year for the whole world! Exactly a year ago, I was fighting with the crowds to secure my spot at St.Paul’s Cathedral in London to get the sunset aligned with the London Eye. Something I achieved, as you can see in my latest Instagram post. Little did I know that fast forward twelve months, I’d be facing...

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London fog video editing breakdown
2nd December 2020

I’m publishing a video editing breakdown of my latest YouTube video, “Fog”, to thank you all. The feedback you are giving me on these latest cinematic vlogs and the response on YouTube have been incredible. I am still a very small channel and seeing that my recent videos are watched by thousands of you means a lot. A lot. So, thank you all very much! This video editing breakdown is split into...

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London Fog Photography
20th November 2020

Today we’re looking at fog photography in London. In particular, a lot of cityscape and some street “fog photography”. We all have in our hearts the sight of beautiful landscapes in a thick fog or a delicate mist. But this has become rarer and rarer in the city. In London, for example, we now only have 2-3 days of fog a year. And so far, only 1 morning of fog in 2020:...

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London lockdown photography | In Pictures
5th November 2020

London lockdown, again… England is entering its second national lockdown phase today as Coronavirus/Covid-19 cases have risen sharply. This gives me the opportunity to finally present my London lockdown photography project on YouTube. Back when I took the photos, I wasn’t producing content for my channel yet. So, unfortunately, I didn’t film my usual POV footage. But I did document the empty streets of London in these eerie images. I wasn’t too...

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Richmond Park | Stag | The Limited 10
24th October 2020

Yesterday I went out with my friend Martyn for a photographic morning with Richmond Park deers. This park just outside of London is famous for its deers but also has a nice view over the city (albeit far away) that is perfect for sunrise in some periods. It’s not the only park with deers, there’s at least Bushy Park as well, but here seems to live the largest colony. Autumn is the...

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Rain Photography in London
15th October 2020

Time for some rain photography! Street photography, to be exact. Most foreigners think it always rains in London, but in reality it’s mostly cloudy or just drizzling (and we do have sunny days, harsh ones too). Now, coming from Italy, I don’t really fancy going out when it’s grey, let alone pouring rain. But I do appreciate it’s a very good opportunity for photography. And so I force myself to do it...

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Moonrise in London
6th October 2020

I decided I’d try a different format for my YouTube vlog and embark on a Photo Mission to shoot the moonrise in London. To be completely honest, the idea came up while I was editing my footage. But all I filmed made perfect sense in such a format, so I decided to put it together this way. I had not really decided to go out to take the resulting shot, mainly because...

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Luminosity Masks in Photoshop
24th September 2020

I wrote about Luminosity Masks in Photoshop already on this blog. It’s a very powerful technique I use in my landscape and cityscape photography. I find it a lot more efficacious than letting my camera or software randomly decide what a good HDR photo is. Yes, it may take a bit longer. But the results a far more satisfactory. When I first heard about Luminosity Masks, it seemed quite a complex concept...

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London sunrise photography
5th September 2020

I often say that it’s my duty to shoot sunset or even sunrise photography! I love landscapes and cityscapes, so I must take these pictures when the conditions are right! Of the two, sunrise photography can be more rewarding because it requires more effort. First of all, from Spring to Autumn the time is not favourable. You need to wake up quite early to catch the sunrise. Better in Winter when you...

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