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. 

Thursday Inspiration Update

Thursday Inspiration Update


I’ve been pretty much stuck at home for the last two weeks doing battle with a particularly nasty sinus infection. While I did mange to get out last week, I’m still a little under the weather. Anyway, the plus side is that I’ve been catching up on some reading, and I’ve come across some things that you might find interesting.

The first is Lumu. Lumu is a very interesting looking, kickstarter funded light meter for iPhone. It consists of a dome that plugs into the iPhone’s headphone jack which allows the accurate sampling of ambient light, and a simple and really nice looking app. They have a little video showing how it will work.

I love seeing innovative projects like this and it never ceases to amaze me the way kickstarter has enabled small companies bring great ideas like this to the market. Head over to the Lumu website for more.

Second up is some great work by Swiss photographer Sandro Gaemperle that I came across on Exposure. There’s a really beautiful (in a haunting kind of way) piece on an old abandoned cotton spinning mill.

Next up is an interesting look at the Nikon D4s and the Zeiss Otus 55mm by Nasim Mansurov over at Photography Life.

Next, Emmanuel Pampuri has posted some 4K footage shot with the Panasonic GH4 in Paris, and you can download the full 4K footage if you’re a Vimeo member.

Speaking of the Gh4, The Camera Store TV have posted their in-depth review of the camera, and I have to say, if you want something for shooting video, this really looks like it will be hard to beat.

Finally, I’ve added a few websites to my “regularly check for inspiration” bookmarks:

The great Food Photography of Katie Newburn.

The Street photography of South Korean photographer, David Kim

Great blog of UK Wedding, event and Street Photographer, Nick Brickett

I hope you’ve found some of this interesting. By the way, I’m starting to do a newsletter, which will be a digest of the website of sorts and sent out every week or two weeks, depending on how it goes, so if you’re interested you can sign up using the form in the sidebar.

Also, I’m nearly finished with my second set of Lightroom presets which have been ported over from the Aperture version. This next set will be a version of Quick Lux and should be available soon (You can see the original Aperture version here). In the mean time don’t forget to check out Film Candy which has been getting some really good responses.

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Happy St. Patrick's Day from Ireland

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