xmas trees, christmas, snow in London, London snow, park, , Victoria park, stable diffusion
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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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 provide consistency and reliability to every image where you want to add a starburst effect (and maybe some soft diffusion). Something that...

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gear matters
21st April 2022

You read it right, gear matters. I’m no stranger to controversial topics here, and I felt this video needed to be made. But the more you watch it, the less controversial it will appear. And in the end, I hope that you will see how this is my way to empower you so that you can take your best photos ever. Almost on a daily basis, I get asked which settings I...

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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 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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The Print Space, Get 50% off with code 90NXK6W
1st February 2022

Use code 90NXK6W at checkout to receive 50% off your order at The Print Space. The Print Space is my favourite destination for printing. They are based here in London, but they deliver worldwide at cheap (or at least reasonable) rates. They also have offices abroad, so they can avoid all those nasty post-Brexit fees. Smart.And they are always very responsive to finding solutions to disruptions, like after the cyber attack on...

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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 cover more Photography basics. Let me know in the comments if it’s something you would like to see here. What is the...

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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 and then prepare for the new one. This time is also the start of the new decade. How exciting! With the Xmas...

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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 what Fujifilm calls this new “experiential concept store”. And they indeed offer all sorts of services to make you feel at home. But let’s start from the beginning… The Long Wait Historically, Fujifilm UK has never been a big player on social media. There seems to...

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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 way for me to do so. I ask my followers to send me their pictures to review and critique. It’s the same kind of work an editor of a magazine could do, for example....

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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 in the world of Street Photography. You might have seen the results in my Instagram feed and stories (@fabienb) or in the Highlights. Or in some recent blog posts. Among the feedback I received were comments like “you’re very talented” or “you’re very...

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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 also went shooting together a few times. John is a well-known talented street photographer. I learned a lot from hanging out with him and all the people he’s connected me with. He already hosts...

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Jerusalem light
21st September 2019

While in Tel Aviv for the OFFF event and my workshop, I decided to go capture the Jerusalem light 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 life in the old town’s narrow alleys. We had some restrictions, but nothing major. First, you can’t access the Muslim side on Fridays and...

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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 worldwide. And the Israeli edition was one of the highlights of last year.I can’t believe time flies so quickly! But it does indeed. And it’s time for me to go...

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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 fruitful is constantly looking away from my “bubble”. In some ways, it resembles the advice to go out of your comfort zone 🙂 Design For example, I attend design conferences not directly related...

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