About Thomas Fitzgerald

Thomas is a professional fine art photographer and writer specialising in photography related instructional books as well as travel writing and street photography. 

Weekly Roundup for Nov 11th

Here's this weeks round up of interesting photography related news from around the web….

Fujifilm X-E1 and 18-55mm Lens Review from David Cleland

David was one of the early adopters of the Fuji X-Pro 1 and has written lots about that camera. He's just posted his review of its smaller and lighter brother the X-E1 as well as fuji's new 18-55 X-mount lens. He seems impressed with both so if you're interested in either you should check out his review.

Understanding White Balance

Here's an interesting article I came across that explains white balance in some depth This is one of those areas that amateurs can sometimes have trouble understanding and often just set their cameras to auto. Anyway, if you want a good primer into setting the right white balance on your camera then this is worth a read.

Fuji X-Trans Sensor Raw Issues

Speaking of fuji, Fuji Rumors takes a look at the poor quality of raw conversions from cameras using fuji's x-trans sensor (X-Pro1 and X-E1) using Adobe's raw converter. I've been blogging about this for a while and it's something of a controversial subject, although I don't know why. It's pretty straight forward - raw files from these cameras are not as good when converted in Lightroom or ACR as the in-camera jpegs. You'd want to be blind to not see it, and yet some people swear blind it's not a problem. I dunno, I guess you see what you want to see. This article on Fuji rumours does a good job of discussing the issue and shows a good example of the problem. 

Kai Takes a full Look at the Eos-M

The always entertaining Kai from digital rev takes another look at the Eos M and gives his verdict. 

Adobe Adds Retina Support to Lightroom

They sort of add it. It's only in the develop module and it's a bit of a poor implementation at the moment, but it's better than nothing I suppose. See my write up about it from earlier in the week.

My Complete Gallery of Oslo Images

I've finally finished sorting and cataloging my photographs from my recent oslo trip and they are available to license or order prints from. You can see my complete Oslo photography gallery in my image library.


Random Acts of Photography: More Streets of Dublin

Random Acts of Photography: More Streets of Dublin

Lightroom Gets Retina Support….Sort of