Shooting wide open: fad vs technical necessity

Sometimes, I believe it is just a fad: wide-open lens to shoot creamy blurred background. I like it but I am not too much into it. As it has been said, often a blurred background compensates for the lack of composition skills: what to do with what is behind the …

Fujifilm X-Trans sensors hate red

Red hot chili peppers and black and white photography with a red filter for high contrast of scenes with blue sky have one thing in common: are not well rendered by Fujifilm current cameras employing an X-Trans sensor.

Fuji Neopan 400 CN was designed to solve technical issues

I find it interesting that while this film was born out of a specific technical problem, nowadays it still satisfies a very specific technicality albeit a very different one. At the time, B&W chemicals were not as readily available as the C-41 process used with colour negatives: thus the original purpose …

Fuji Pro160C

Differently from the Ektar 100, that produces fantastic colours without any intervention with Photoshop, I totally dislike the Fujifilm Pro160C – that I have used for this edited photo of the Fire Brigade station in Darlington. Yet, I have seen around on the internet really nice pictures taken with this …