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Gianni Galassi
Rome, Italy
A photographer focused on shapes and geometry
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Fujifilm X-T1 - Fujinon XF 56mm (80mm eq.) prime 1/550" f8 ISO 200 Fujifilm X-T1 - Fujinon XF 56mm (80mm eq.) prime 1/600" f8 ISO 200 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 Fujifilm X-T1 - Fujinon XF 56mm (80mm eq.) prime 1/800" f8 ISO 200 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex pro 2 Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at GIANNI GALASSI PhotoGraphia
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Canon PowerShot G15 @ 9mm (41mm eq.) 1/2000" f5.6 ISO 160 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 Canon PowerShot G15 @ 30mm (140mm eq.) 1/1600" f5.6 ISO 160 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 Canon PowerShot G15 @ 13mm (60mm eq.) 1/2000" f5.6 ISO 160 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2014 at GIANNI GALASSI PhotoGraphia
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Canon PowerShot G15 @ 30mm (140mm eq.) 1/2500" f4 ISO 160 Converted into monochrome with silver Efex Pro 2 Canon PowerShot G15 @ 30mm (140mm eq.) 1/640" f4 ISO 160 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at GIANNI GALASSI PhotoGraphia
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Canon PowerShot G15 @ 20mm (92mm eq.) 1/1250" f4 ISO 160 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 Canon PowerShot G1X @ 51mm (92mm eq.) w/polarizer 1/160" f5.6 ISO 160 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 Canon PowerShot G1X @ 54mm (97mm eq.) w/polarizer 1/400" f5.6 ISO 100 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2014 at GIANNI GALASSI PhotoGraphia
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Fujifilm X-T1 - Fujinon XF 56mm (80mm eq.) prime 1/240" f14 ISO 200 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 Fujifilm X-T1 - Fujinon XF 56mm (80mm eq.) prime 1/950" f8 ISO 200 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at GIANNI GALASSI PhotoGraphia
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Fujifilm X-T1 - Fujinon XF 56mm (80mm eq.) prime 1/340" f14 ISO 400 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 Fujifilm X-T1 - Fujinon XF 56mm (80mm eq.) prime 1/400" f16 ISO 400 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 Fujifilm X-T1 - Fujinon XF 56mm (80mm eq.) prime 1/2400" f8 ISO 400 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at GIANNI GALASSI PhotoGraphia
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Fujifilm X100S - Fixed Fujinon 23mm (35mm eq.) prime 1/750" f8 ISO 200 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 Fujifilm X100S - Fixed Fujinon 23mm (35mm eq.) prime 1/500" f8 ISO 400 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 Fujifilm X100S - Fixed Fujinon 23mm (35mm eq.) prime 1/750" f8 ISO 200 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2014 at GIANNI GALASSI PhotoGraphia
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Fujifilm X100S - Fixed Fujinon Asph. 23mm (35mm eq.) prime 1/80" f8 ISO 200 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 For some reason, French buildings have names, pompous names. Even the crappier suburban condo is commonly addressed as "L'Impérial" or "Le Royal" or, more educatedly, "Le Balzac". The one in those photographs, which is located in Antibes and distinguishes itself for the cubic balconies, has been christened "Le Katmandou". It wasn't the first time I had been shooting the Katmandou, but this time I had Fuji cameras in my shoulder bag. And it shows! Fujifilm X-T1 - Fujinon... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2014 at GIANNI GALASSI PhotoGraphia
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Fujifilm X-T1 - Fujinon XF 56mm (80mm eq.) prime w/polarizer 1/640" f5.6 ISO 200 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 Sigma DP2 Merrill - Fixed Sigma 30mm (45mm eq.) prime 1/80" f8 ISO 100 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at GIANNI GALASSI PhotoGraphia
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Nikon D1X - Nikkor 35mm (50mm eq.) prime w/polarizer 1/2500" f8 ISO 125 Converted into monochrome with Photoshop's channel mixer Days ago, while searching my storage disks for old French Riviera shots, I stumbled upon those three photographs which I find are very close to my current production. The first one dates back to 2004, while the second one has been taken in 2003, and was one of my last film-era pictures. The one at the bottom is more recent: 2009. Speaking of film, I spent last weekend taking photographs with a borrowed Leica M Monochrom, which is not a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at GIANNI GALASSI PhotoGraphia
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Fujifilm X100S - Fixed Fujinon Asph. 23mm (35mm eq.) prime 1/140" f16 ISO 200 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 Fujifilm X100S - Fixed Fujinon Asph. 23mm (35mm eq.) prime 1/750" f8 ISO 200 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro2 Fujifilm X100S - Fixed Fujinon Asph. 23mm (35mm eq.) prime 1/600" f8 ISO 200 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at GIANNI GALASSI PhotoGraphia
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Fujifilm X-T1 - Fujinon XF 56mm (80mm eq.) w/polarizer 1/350" f8 ISO 400 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 Fujifilm X100S - Fixed Fujinon 23mm (35mm eq.) prime 1/600 f8 ISO 200 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2014 at GIANNI GALASSI PhotoGraphia
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Fujifilm X-T1 - Fujinon XF 56mm (80mm eq.) w/polarizer 1/340" f8 ISO 200 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 Fujifilm X-T1 - Fujinon XF 56mm (80mm eq.) w/polarizer 1/4000" f1.2 ISO 200 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 Fujifilm X-T1 - Fujinon XF 56mm (80mm eq.) 1/4000" f1.2 ISO 200 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2014 at GIANNI GALASSI PhotoGraphia
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Sigma DP3 Merrill - Fixed Sigma 50mm (75mm eq.) prime 1/200" f8 ISO 100 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 Sigma DP3 Merrill - Fixed Sigma 50mm (75mm eq.) prime w/polarizer 1/200" f8 ISO 100 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at GIANNI GALASSI PhotoGraphia
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Fujifilm X-T1 - Fujinon XF 56mm (80mm eq.) prime 1/4000" f1.2 ISO 200 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 Fujifilm X-T1 - Fujinon XF 35mm (50mm eq.) prime 1/250" f11 ISO 400 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 Fujifilm X100S - Fixed Fujinon 23mm (35mm eq.) prime 1/2200" f5.6 ISO 800 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2014 at GIANNI GALASSI PhotoGraphia
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Fujifilm X-T1 - Fujinon XF 56mm (80mm eq.) w/polarizer 1/170" f11 ISO 400 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 The brightly lit buildings and empty spaces of the Foro Italico compound in Rome make one of the most celebrated masterworks of the Italian Rationalism, as well as the ideal subject to test the monochrome attitude of last generation's Fuji X-Trans sensor. As Fuji-related posts build up on this blog, I realize that my announced review of the X-T1 has already started, and will continue with further "chapters", each focused on a different aspect of the camera. PhotoGraphia readers... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at GIANNI GALASSI PhotoGraphia
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Fujifilm X-T1 - Fujinon XF 35mm (50mm eq.) 1/250" f8 ISO 200 Monochrome layer tweaked with Silver Efex Pro 2 In his comment to a previous post, PhotoGraphia reader Gustavo asks me to explain my color/monochrome fusion in simpler words. Here they are, as simple as I can: First of all edit your color image in Photoshop, in order to get a proper histogram. This can be easily obtained by clicking Image/Adjustments/Levels ("Tonal values" in Photoshop CC) and then by moving, if needed, the black slider right towards the left edge of the histogram, the white slider left towards the... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2014 at GIANNI GALASSI PhotoGraphia
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Fujifilm X-T1 - Fujinon XF 56mm (85mm eq.) w/polarizer 1/2200" f8 ISO 400 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 As I already stated, the quality (and ease) of monochrome conversion should always be taken in account when reviewing a camera. I have owned the X-T1 for a few weeks now, and still find myself in the steepest part of the usual new-camera learning curve. Especially when it comes to black&white. Every sensor-processor-firmware pipeline has its own "personality", and my first impression is that the X-T1 has a slightly lesser attitude to monochrome than, to quote a camera I... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2014 at GIANNI GALASSI PhotoGraphia
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Fujifilm X-T1 - Fujinon XF 56mm (85mm eq.) w/polarizer 1/800" f8 ISO 200 Monochrome layer tweaked with Silver Efex Pro 2 The more I use the Fuji X-T1, the more I find it awesome. Especially with the mindblowing Fujinon XF 56mm f1.2, which corroborates my belief that a system should be choosen and built around the lens we would like to shoot with, and that whereas buying a camera body is simply a purchase, buing a good lens could turn out to be an investment. Better reviewers than your humble have already praised all over the Internet the X-T1's unbelievable... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2014 at GIANNI GALASSI PhotoGraphia
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Fujifilm X-T1 - Fujinon XF 35mm (50mm eq.) 1/150" f11 ISO 200 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 Yes, the much acclaimed Fujifilm X-T1 is now hanging from my neck, along with the already classic Fujinon XF 35mm f1.4 and, most of all, the new, mind blowing Fujinon XF 56mm f1.2. The latter proofs once again that a camera body can (should) be choosen based on the lenses one can attach to it. A single outstanding lens like the XF 56mm is more than enough to buy Fuji. Exactly like the M4/3 "holy trinity" (PanaLeica Summilux 25mm, Oly... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2014 at GIANNI GALASSI PhotoGraphia
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Canon PowerShot G15 @ 30mm (140mm eq.) 1/2500" f4.5 ISO 160 Straightened and tweaked out-of-camera jpg Canon PowerShot G15 @ 30mm (140mm eq.) 1/2000" f4 ISO 160 Straightened and tweaked out-of-camera jpg Canon PowerShot G15 @ 30mm (140mm eq.) 1/2500" f4.5 ISO 160 Straightened and tweaked out-of-camera jpg Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2014 at GIANNI GALASSI PhotoGraphia
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Canon PowerShot G15 @ 9mm (42mm eq.) 1/400" f5.6 ISO 80 Converted into monochrome with Photoshop CS5 Built in the early Thirties by futurist architect Angiolo Mazzoni, the Roma-Ostia Post Office makes one of the most unusual masterwork of the Italian Rationalism. Canon PowerShot G15 @ 6mm (28mm eq.) 1/1600" f5.6 ISO 160 Converted into monochrome with Photoshop CS5 Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2014 at GIANNI GALASSI PhotoGraphia
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Canon PoerShot G15 @ 8mm (36mm eq.) with handheld polarizer 1/1000" f4 80 ISO Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 Canon PowerShot G1X @ 54mm (98mm eq.) 1/1600" f5.6 ISO 100 LAB-converted into monochrome Canon PowerShot G1X @ 26mm (47mm eq.) w/polarizer 1/400" f5.6 ISO 100 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2014 at GIANNI GALASSI PhotoGraphia
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Canon PowerShot G15 @ 19mm (86mm eq.) with handheld polarizer 1/1250" f4 ISO 160 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 Canon PowerShot G10 @ 25mm (115mm eq.) 1/640" f4.5 ISO 80 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 Sigma DP2 Merrill - Fixed Sigma 30mm (45mm eq.) prime w/polarizer 1/125" f8 ISO 100 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2014 at GIANNI GALASSI PhotoGraphia
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Canon PowerShot G15 30mm (140mm eq.) with handheld polarizer 1/2500" f4 ISO 160 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 Leica M9 - Leitz Elmarit-M 90mm 1/250" f11 ISO 200 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 Canon PowerShot G15 @ 17mm (80mm eq.) 1/1250" f4 ISO 160 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2014 at GIANNI GALASSI PhotoGraphia