The end of the dailies. As life starts to return to a state less locked down, the boys are returning to their offices. The FujiCast community is beginning to emerge too it seems, and so we’ve done our job. We’re back to Mondays from 8th June, but we wanted to end with something a little special in honour of not just our family, but families everywhere, families together, families separated by distance or those who have made connections that have felt like a new family emerging. Stay safe. Neale and Kev x
Kevin talks today to special guest, Fujifilm X-Photographer and Kage Collective member Bert Stephani, who during these unique times has changed his professional photographic outlook. Once full time, he is now able to look at photography through the lens of someone no longer earning from it. Also today, why have a website and should I buy second hand lenses?
Nine weeks of lockdown has softened our feet and, for some folk aided a little weight gain. So are we fit enough to return to work? Shhh, a little more F versus V. Duplicating web content on Facebook or Instagram; good or bad practise? If you have a business page, listen to this. Kev has an idea how to find who is blatantly copying your hard work on their website. And what stops us from achieving our ambitions?
Some photographers it seems, think every scratch tells a story so today we ask, just how tough are our Fuji cameras? And does Kev need to invest in new dividers? Printing at home. It’s not for the faint hearted, or is it? And the new software that makes your X body the best webcam ever!
Today, Kev’s ‘Book you can buy when it’s safe to go out and spend money again’ feature and this week it’s one of his all time favourites. The question of worms comes up and we think we have a very basic workaround, well, sort of. And the wedding cancellation ‘game,’ perhaps there is some light at the end of the tunnel.
The last Tech Free Tuesday, for the moment. Could Kev complete a bush tucker trial, what’s the biggest faux pas the boys have made professionally, which photographer would you choose to dine with? It’s been a lot of fun answering your lighter questions each Tuesday and it’s probably a feature we’ll continue with on the show’s YouTube channel so feel free to keep sending the ones with a photography theme in as we’ll probably dip into them with the new weekly shows starting again on the 8th June.
Entering the last week of dailies, Kev and Neale contemplate their feelings nine weeks into lockdown as measures start to lift. The X100, F or V? Which is the one to buy? Cookie notifications also under the spotlight and Kev isn’t too keen on pop-up-tastic sites it would seem. What makes a good photo? Well, where do we even start? And then Neale has news of his new photography podcast starting Monday 1st June. It’s all in today’s daily.
You sent your questions in and today Andreas Georghiades, Fujifilm UK’s Marketing Manager returns for another no holds barred ‘Ask Andreas.’ Even if you don’t shoot Fuji, this is an episode that may help you understand how the company works with and for its photographers. Also, Mullins is asked why he swapped over to Fujifilm in the first place and Neale starts to reveal a little about a new podcast project he has. It’s all in today’s bumper edition show.
Leonard ‘Lennie’ Neumann has been photographing life in The States, South Africa, England and France. A candid photographer, he works the streets with a short focal length lens and generous spirit. He is today’s special guest on the daily show. Also today, when can we start to advertise our services again? And what happened at midnight last night in sleepy Malmesbury?
Today, what’s more important, photographic fame, or are solid business? Do photographers focus on the wrong thing? Tripods, search engines and buying too much gear. The money we’ve just burned! Just some of the subjects discussed on today’s FujiCast Daily.
Water and cameras, not a well known bed partner – today we hear why. We also talk Google tricks and where to go if you want great photography without the Insta-hype. And then, just as you thought it was all over, Kev reveals a question to silence Neale, for once.Full Show Notes
An announcement today on when the daily shows will make way for every Monday again. Today we talk street photography and ask if there is a good lens for social distanced shooting, plus lights, keeping it simple and sound for that video work.
Eclectic is a word we’ve use a bit of late, but today’s Tech Free Tuesday is certainly that. Tuesday’s have become the ‘let yer hair down day’ where we get personal and conversational about life outside photography as much as in. Thank you to those who pose the stranger and more amusing questions. Just some light relief between all the photography questions we get to. Tomorrow back to books and photography.
Martin Parr is our guest on The FujiCast today, internationally admired and acclaimed for his important contribution to documentary photography. His wry observational work champions his subjects whilst gently satirising culture.
It’s most certainly an eclectic experience today on the Sunday Service edition of the show. We talk music, we talk websites again, there’s some more Platon chat and we attempt, attempt, to answer that question about whether photography is our life’s mission?
It’s Saturday, so it’s interview time! Today, Russell Ord, a Fujifilm X-Photographer who is one of the world’s best loved surf photographers. He’s fearless and shares his tips for making pictures in the harshest of environments. Also, black and white, can you make a living from it?
You sent us your how to questions on making websites and how to have them perform best! Squarespace, Wordpress, Adobe, we talk about the players out there. Search engine optimisation and how to track your progress using tools such as Google console.
Of all the crazy ideas, Kev and Neale discuss opening their own photographic coffee shop. We talk about the lesser discussed Fujifilm camera bodies, alternative lenses and books. Kev’s book of the week is Martin Parr’s, Only Human. And incidentally there is some Parr news on the show too, as Kev will reveal.
Tech Free Tuesday has become one of our favourites on the daily show and today’s eclectic collection of questions offers up a real hotch pot (vegan clearly) of quick fire challenges. From war to cameras being trashed to next career decisions.