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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you got talent
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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creative advice bubble street photography
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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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 again in 2019. 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 somebody as shy as me, the London Pride is always a great chance to do so, because people expect to be photographed....

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warm sunset over West London
21st June 2019

I often get my best results when I follow my gut feelings rather than plan for something. This story is a good testament to that. Since I returned from beautiful Georgia (more on that in a future post), the weather in London has been pretty grim and depressing. It rained almost every day, and it was generally cold and grey most of the time. This day was no exception. And frankly, there...

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Instagram logo on display
7th March 2019

The other day, I saw somebody I follow on Instagram celebrating their “instaversary” (or however you name it). And it made me think about how I started on the platform myself. I’m a sort of compulsive early adopter when it comes to apps. I get very excited about everything new that seems novel and disruptive enough. And so, I jumped on board the Instagram train very early. Some background It was 2009....

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panorama of London surrounded by fog
24th February 2019

We just had 3 days in a row of morning fog here in London. It was all over Instagram as people were excited and filled their stories and feeds with London fog photos (#londonfog). Of course, I published a couple of stories myself on my IG (@fabienb). But I haven’t posted on my feed because most shots I took were wide landscape shots, and these look tiny in the app. Instead, I’m...

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Close-up shot of the moon
20th February 2019

In January, the Super Blood Wolf Moon was only half a success because the clouds arrived to “eclipse the eclipse”. That meant I needed to try this again with the new supermoon in February, the Super Snow Moon. What is a Supermoon anyway? You know that the moon follows an elliptical orbit around the Earth. Within this trajectory, the perigee is the closest point to our planet, and the apogee is the...

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A close-up view of the lunar eclipse of 2019
21st January 2019

Still in the first weeks of the new year, there was already an exciting photographic occasion: the Super Blood Wolf Moon. Such a dramatic name stands for a supermoon that happens at the same time as a lunar eclipse. Something quite rare: consider the next eclipse will be only visible in the UK in almost 11 years (maybe less?)! If you’re already googling the date to pin it to your calendar… Probably...

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