Few tips for participating in photo contests

I have been sending photos to competitions for several years – I started rather occasionally, but now I do it regularly and I use a bit more systematic approach. I decided to share some tips other photographers may find useful. Tip no. 1: read contest rules carefully Many wildlife photography contests use similar rules but […]

Fujinon XF200mmF2 and Fujifilm X-T3 – first thoughts

Thanks to my collaboration with the Czech Fujifilm, I had an opportunity to test out two relatively hot news, the Fujinon XF200mmF2 telephoto lens and the Fujifilm X-T3 camera during the trip to Svalbard. Here are my first insights and experiences. Disclaimer: I am the X-Photographer, the brand ambassador of the Fujifilm X System. I use […]

Short trip to Norway

I have reserved few days in May for a short trip to nature. As I purposed after my recent expeditions to tropical forests, this time it was a solo backpacking to the beautiful Norway nearby Forollhogna National Park.

I no longer share my photos on 500px

Notice for everyone, who follows my work: I decided to stop publishing of my photos on 500px. There were several reasons for this decision. One of them was not optimal quality of uploaded photos – when I played with it last time, high quality JPEG fo size about 800 KB was recompressed to size about […]

Focus merging versus smaller aperture

Recent firmware update for Fuji X-T2 added focus bracketing feature, which allows to capture series of images suitable for focus merging to achieve larger depth of field. In this mode, camera captures selected number of images with every frame focused to slightly larger distance then previous one. When my colleague X-photographer Kevin Mullins released its […]

My experience with Fujifilm XF80mmF2.8 Macro lens

Fujifilm lent me Fujinon XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro for my recent expedition to Australia. Here is my experience with this lens. Fujifilm X system started with three lens and one of them was actually macro lens, Fujinon XF60mmF2.4 R Macro – but it was limited to 1:2 ratio, which was a issue for […]

Czech Nature Photo

Behind the scenes of Czech Nature Photo 2018 contest

Today, we published nominated photos of Czech Nature Photo 2018 photo contest and I thought that you may be interested to look behind the scenes of such competition. Preparations for the new year of the contest began immediately after the previous one ended. Veronica and Czech Photo Centre team spent a lot of time to […]

Thanks for the year 2017

New Year is a time of resolutions and plans, but last days of old year are reserved for looking back. And because it happened a lot in 2017, here is my recapitulation of the most important events in the form of thanks to people without whom they would not happen or it would not be […]