Mike Kobal

How to set up your Fujifilm X100s for street photography


Some of you have asked what settings I use for street photography. First, let’s make sure you have everything you will need, camera, and the two most important accessories: extra batteries and extra memory cards.
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Union square weather man: Fuji X100s street style


can you say responsive, nailed focus, wide open, 1/500, f2, ISO 200 :)
AWB, processed at default settings in ACR.
One of the first shots from my walk on Union square shooting with
the Sony RX1 and Fuji X100s. Will post the rest tomorrow.

Temenos, a very quiet place: Canon 5D mark II, 1080/30p

Temenos, a very quiet place: Canon 5D mark II, 1080/30p from Mike Kobal on Vimeo.

“The name Temenos is taken from a Greek word meaning the sacred space surrounding a temple or an altar. Carl Jung used this same word to refer to the inner space deep within us where soul-making takes place.” states the first sentence on Temenos’s web page. I just spent the weekend there, the temperature below the freezing point, windy, one foot of snow, no electricity, water or phone/internet connection. Did i miss it? Yes, but only for the first couple of hours. Once the stove heated up and the water (from the well) got hot, everything was good. This place is very quiet and peaceful. Canon 5D2, 4 fully charged batteries (which I kept in my pocket), to keep the weight down I brought the fantastic Canon 70-200mm 4.0, 17-40mm and the Sigma 50mm 1.4 (the only heavy piece of glass). my fingers got stuck on the tripod legs and I had to go inside to warm up about every 15min, leaving the gear outside to avoid condensation on the glass ( I took the battery out every time). It was a challenge to keep the camera from shaking in the wind, esp with the 70-200mm attached. Shot in color and converted to b/w only using the 3way color adjustment in fcp. Music: http://mathieu.lozinguez.free.fr/mp3.html
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