Sunday, 31 December 2017

Happy New Year



Whichever direction you choose may we wish you all the best for 2018 and may you wishes come true.

Thank you for following MacLean Photographic in 2017 and I look froward to seeing you all next year.

The image is of the weather cock at Eyemouth Harbour framed by the moon rising this evening on the last day of 2017.

The image was taken on a Fujifilm X-T2 with the XF50-140mm f2.8 lens fitted with the Fujinon 2x teleconverter.


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Jeff Carter is an Official Fujifilm X Photographer and was named as a Fujifilm brand ambassador in June 2015. In 2016 he worked with the company on the launches of the Fujifilm X-Pro2 in Tokyo and the Fujifilm X-T2 in Paris in July 2016.  You can view his profile and gallery on the Fujifilm website HERE


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Thursday, 28 December 2017

DECEMBER: This Month on Fujilove.com


More Horse Power
(Published 7th December 2017)





Sports photography is a genre that ignites a lot of interest from photographers because, no matter what the sport, it can provide a rich source of material for any photographer wanting to capture action or human interest images. I travel the world with the FIA World Endurance Championship capturing the action happening during the nine race global sports car series that includes the world famous 24 Hours of Le Mans.  

However in 2017 I have photographed two different sports that also feature plenty of horse power – eventing and horse racing.

CLICK HERE to read this article


Power Converters
(Published 26 December 2017)



Having access to a lens with a long focal length is really important for sport and wildlife photographers and Fujifilm make two of the best long zooms on the market, the Fujinon XF50-140mm f2.8R OIS WR and the XF100-400mm f4.5/5.6R OIS WR. The longest focal length gives an equivalent of 600mm in full frame terms and for most subjects that is usually more than enough.  

However if you want a bit more pulling power then Fujifilm have a 1.4x and a 2x tele converter that can increase the focal length even further.

CLICK HERE to read this article



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Wednesday, 27 December 2017

VIDEO: Snowfall at White Castle


With a small amount of snow falling in the Lammermuir Hills and my 13-year-old Nephew, who is stying with us for the Christmas holidays, itching to see the DJI Mavic Pro drone in action, we headed up to White Castle near Garvald to capture some aerial video and some still images nearer to the ground.

Snowfall in the Lammermuir Hills from Fujifilm X Adventure on Vimeo.

In the biting wind we flew the drone for around 15 minutes before packing it away to concentrate on some still pictures.  In that time I managed to capture several sweeping shots of the landscape and also captured a 'drone' and 'helix' using the Mavic Pro's in built automatic modes.

The stills were taken on the Fujifilm X-T2 with the XF16-55mm f2.8 while the aerial footage was shot on the Mavic Pro in 4K.


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Sunday, 24 December 2017

Merry Christmas to One and All


Wishing everyone who has taken the time to visit the MacLean Photographic blog in 2017 a very Merry Christmas and the best for the coming new year.

As you may have noticed the number of posts has dropped off in the last couple of months.  I am reevaluating the content for this blog and I will have a new plan for 2018 to keep this blog fresh and interesting for visitors.

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Jeff Carter is an Official Fujifilm X Photographer and was named as a Fujifilm brand ambassador in June 2015. In 2016 he worked with the company on the launches of the Fujifilm X-Pro2 in Tokyo and the Fujifilm X-T2 in Paris in July 2016.  You can view his profile and gallery on the Fujifilm website HERE

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Saturday, 23 December 2017

VIDEO: Innerwick Castle Promo Video


This is the second of the new MacLean Photographic Workshop promotional videos that I have produced and posted on to the VIMEO page. 

This one was shot on a very short visit to Innerwick Castle earlier in the week.  Due to the strong winds I decided to keep the flight with the DJI Mavic Pro short and I will go back in the New Year to shoot a longer sequence.


Innerwick Castle, East Lothian from Fujifilm X Adventure on Vimeo.

More information on the 2018 MacLean Photographic Workshops can be found on the MacLean Photographic website at www.macleanphotographic.com 

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Jeff Carter is an Official Fujifilm X Photographer and was named as a Fujifilm brand ambassador in June 2015. In 2016 he worked with the company on the launches of the Fujifilm X-Pro2 in Tokyo and the Fujifilm X-T2 in Paris in July 2016.  You can view his profile and gallery on the Fujifilm website HERE

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Wednesday, 20 December 2017

VIDEO: First Aerial Video at Barns Ness


Over the winter I am working on some new videos to promote the 2018 MacLean Photographic Workshops.  As part of this I have decided to include some aerial shots of the locations where the workshops will take place.

One of the locations is Barn Ness Lighthouse so I filmed during my first test flight of the DJI Mavic Pro I have to get these aerial shots.


Barns Ness Lighthouse from Fujifilm X Adventure on Vimeo.


I will now be taking the drone to several of the locations around East Lothian and The Scottish Borders to get the shots I need to produce the new promotional videos.

For more information on the 2018 MacLean Photographic Workshops visit the new website at www.macleanphotographic.com 



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Jeff Carter is an Official Fujifilm X Photographer and was named as a Fujifilm brand ambassador in June 2015. In 2016 he worked with the company on the launches of the Fujifilm X-Pro2 in Tokyo and the Fujifilm X-T2 in Paris in July 2016.  You can view his profile and gallery on the Fujifilm website HERE

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Sunday, 10 December 2017

A Winter Walk in Pressmennan Wood


On Wednesday this week it will be four years since we moved into our current home in Dunbar on  Scotland's east coast and we are still discovering new places to visit locally.  Today was another first as we went for a walk in Pressmennan Wood, a Woodland Trust Scotland reserve near Stenton just outside Dunbar.

While there has been plenty of snow in the Highlands and further south, East Lothian has not seen any of the white stuff, but it has been VERY cold, with the car showing minus 3 degrees as we headed into the hills outside Dunbar.



The sun was low in the sky, as it always is at this time of year, which cast long shadows through the trees.

Using the Fujifilm X-E3 I have on test until Tuesday I captured some images along our walk around the frozen lake.  The ice was very thin, you certainly couldn't stand on it, but it did make for some really nice images.

I used the 23mm f2, 18mm f2 or the 90mm f2 prime lenses for the images on this page.

CLICK HERE for more information on Pressmennan Wood.














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Jeff Carter is an Official Fujifilm X Photographer and was named as a Fujifilm brand ambassador in June 2015. In 2016 he worked with the company on the launches of the Fujifilm X-Pro2 in Tokyo and the Fujifilm X-T2 in Paris in July 2016.  You can view his profile and gallery on the Fujifilm website HERE

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Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Sports Photography as a Spectator Part 9: Horse Racing



The latest edition of shooting sport from the spectator areas is on horse racing for Fujifilm.  

I attended the first jump meeting of the 2017/18 season at Musselburgh Racecourse on Wednesday 8th November to shoot the latest feature and came away with a nice selection of images for the Fujifilm website.

I shot the event using the Fujifilm X-T2 and Fujifilm X-Pro2 fitted with the XF100-400mm and XF50-140mm f2.8 zooms plus I also used the XF16mm f1.4 prime as well.

CLICK HERE to see the full article on Fujifilm.com 




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Jeff Carter is an Official Fujifilm X Photographer and was named as a Fujifilm brand ambassador in June 2015. In 2016 he worked with the company on the launches of the Fujifilm X-Pro2 in Tokyo and the Fujifilm X-T2 in Paris in July 2016.  You can view his profile and gallery on the Fujifilm website HERE

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Tuesday, 28 November 2017

How Big Can You Print from X-T2 File?


One of the questions I see a lot on social media groups is 'how big can I print an image from a 24mp X series sensor?' 

I have posted on this subject before and I regularly print images up to A2 from files from 12mp, 16mp and 24mp sensors.  However I think this image from the European Le Mans Series / Michelin Le Mans Cup event at the Circuit Paul Ricard last September.

On each side of the entrance to the main pit building were two tracking shots of the European Le Mans Series and the Michelin Le Mans Cup.  The ELMS image (on the left of the door) was taken by Jakob Ebrey of Jakob Ebrey Photography at Monza at the end of March.  The LMC image was taken by me.  

The size of the image can be determined by the entrance to the main building, with the porch above the door 3 metres above the ground so the tracking shot can be estimated as being 4.5 metres (14.75 ft) across and 2m (6.5 ft) high.

How big do you want to print an image?

The image was shot during the Le Mans Cup official test in Portimao back in May using a Fujifilm X-T2 from the back of a moving car - CLICK HERE to see the video on the MacLean Photographic / Fujifilm X Adventure Vimeo channel.

Here is the original image I shot back in May.  The image at the top of the page was taken by the official ELMS photo agency Jakob Ebrey Photography.




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Jeff Carter is an Official Fujifilm X Photographer and was named as a Fujifilm brand ambassador in June 2015. In 2016 he worked with the company on the launches of the Fujifilm X-Pro2 in Tokyo and the Fujifilm X-T2 in Paris in July 2016.  You can view his profile and gallery on the Fujifilm website HERE

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