Hoya Sparkle filters video review youtube
4th July 2022

Remember my Starry Nights short film? No? Well, it’s here to watch if you missed it: https://youtu.be/-1xWKCKgwG4 I mention it because I made that short film using the Hoya Sparkle filters, both 4x and 6x variants. These creative filters from Hoya make for very interesting results. But more importantly, they...

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gear matters
21st April 2022

You read it right, gear matters. I’m no stranger to controversial topics here and this video had to be made. But the more you watch it, the less controversial it will appear to you. And in the end, I hope that you will see how this is my way to...

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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...

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Rule of Thirds - cover image
7th May 2020

When you’ve been a photographer for many years you give some knowledge for granted, and the Rule of Thirds is certainly among those. But as of today, this is still the most searched photography-related topic on Google. So maybe I should write about it. If there’s enough interest, I might...

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Fujifilm X-T1 black
23rd April 2020

I'm often asked why I shoot Fujifilm, rather than maybe follow the latest trends on YouTube and go with Sony or any big DSLR... Trust is, it happened by chance. Here's how.

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Waxing gibbous moon
9th April 2020

Right, the pink supermoon… Or, how things don’t always go to plan.

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2020
27th December 2019

So, what can you expect from me in 2020? If you follow me on Instagram (like you should, @fabienb) you may have noticed how I’ve gone quiet in December. This is often the case for me. This is the month I look back at all that happened during the year...

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Smithfield Christmas Auction
24th December 2019

Early this morning, like every year, the Smithfield Christmas auction takes place outside of Hart’s Of Smithfield in London’s meat market. Please read carefully before proceeding! The Christmas auction was a butcher shop sale. If you’re vegetarian/vegan or get offended or upset by the view of raw meat, I heartily...

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Fujifilm flagship store in London
3rd December 2019

That’s right, this morning the brand new Fujifilm flagship store opened its doors to the public! And of course I was there queuing! House Of Photography is how Fujifilm calls this new “experiential concept store”. And it’s true that they offer all sorts of services to make you feel like...

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Photo critique
1st November 2019

As of this month, I started offering free photo critiques through my Instagram account @fabienb. The concept is really simple. I always try to find ways to give back and help the community and this is one more mean for me to do so. I ask my followers to send...

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Talent | Street photography in Florence
17th October 2019

I feel like I need to write a few words about talent. It’s something I thought about after some feedback I received following my recent attempt to immerse myself into the world of street photography. You might have seen the results in my Instagram feed and stories (@fabienb) or in...

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street photography workshop in London
1st October 2019

Together with John Hughes, I will be hosting a street photography workshop in London on the 23rd of November. John and I have become friends through photography. We have met several times for photo walks in London and went shooting together a few times as well. John is a well...

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Jerusalem light
21st September 2019

While in Tel Aviv for the OFFF event and my workshop, I decided to visit Jerusalem again. When I went last year I explored the holy city to find good landscape and travel photography opportunities. This year, I went with my friend Chris to photograph the life in the narrow...

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Workshop in Tel Aviv
3rd September 2019

TL;DR: I’ll be hosting a photography and editing workshop in Tel Aviv in a couple weeks. It’s been almost a year since I went to Israel for the first time. I was there to attend another one of the many OFFF events around the world. And the Israeli edition was...

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26th August 2019

This must be the first creative advice I give in this blog. But I have developed a few techniques to help with my creativity and it feels fair I share them here. So let’s begin. One that’s always been very fruitful, is to constantly look away from my bubble. In...

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Giant rainbow flag carried by parade participants at London Pride
7th July 2019

Like I try to do almost every year, I attended the London Pride 2019 as well. It’s always a colourful parade and a full day of joy, fun, quirkiness, and love. And in these past 2 years I also went with the clear intention to shoot some good portraits. For...

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