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The Journal

Business, tips & tricks, consulting, inspiration, workflow & process, photoshoot planning and much more. This is my journal. 

Anything non portfolio related, which can be of use to you, make you grow, improve, inspire you and motivate you is what you will find here. 

The final aim simply being to build a creative community, make the world a better place and react to negativity with the strongest power. 

Let’s meet in real life, that’s what it’s all about. Welcome to THE JOURNAL

Olivier Borgognon - Rue de la serre 4, CH-2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds - Commercial outdoors & active lifestyle photographer - +41 78 920 20 34 - me@olivierborgognon.com
Business, For photographers

Perfect Profoto C1, A1x & Connect remote

At the time of writing these lines, I have been playing around with the Fujifilm X-T4, and the whole set of the Profoto A1x Off-Camera kit, plus a Profoto C1 flash. With this 2 light setup and a simple remote such as the profoto Connect, I can say that this is a crazy setup for […]

Business, For photographers

Incredible, mindboggling Fujifilm X-T4 review

It’s april 2020, and we are in confinement for COVID-19 worldwide, and photographic work for projects, assignments and events came to a total stop. However, it’s not because major events are on halt that cameras are not planned. The Fujifilm X-T4 is getting to market this week. I was approached by Fujifilm Switzerland to test […]

fujifilm X-T3, fujifilm X-T2, fujifilm X-T2 camera firmware update
Business, For photographers

Minimalist Gear Kit

After a few years, shooting in studio and outdoors, I realised that what I needed was to work with minimalism. In my work I like things to be streamlined, and efficient, and to do so, I need really need to work with a minimalist gear kit. How many times in my life have I been […]

Business

2 years without social media

It’s now been 2 years without social media for my photography business and personal use, some state that it’s essential, and with 2 years behind me, and with my line of photography, I can clearly say… I DON’T NEED SOCIAL MEDIA FOR PHOTOGRAPHY! So, my field of work in photography is adventure, outdoors and lifestyle, […]

healing, hypnosis, haute route, cycling, open air, outdoors, life, energy healing, power of life
Business, For photographers

When time stops, healing starts

One day you are born, then you live, and you pass the flame to the next life and therefore are eternal. This might seem crazy but in times of trouble, as the beatles would say “mother Mary comes to me, speaking words of wisdom, let it be”. And then, does time become eternal, and healing […]

Portrait noir & blanc, monochrome, éclairé au Profoto A1 et au Softbounce Diffuseur, sans trépied, à l'aide du Fujifilm X-T3
Business, For photographers

Fujifilm & Profoto & Android

When we work as professional photographers or as amateur photographers, what we are looking for is a great experience, enjoying ourselves, and delivering our best work whilst putting the effort in the right place. What I can say is that in 2020, as of today, Profoto, Fujifilm and android have made that reality possible through […]

Business, For photographers

live life-PARADIGM SHIFT

Live life ! Two words resonating deeply within me when recalling this year of 2019. Remembering the importance of living, at every level of our soul, and working towards our aims, understanding that we are light & darkness. How many times do we do things because we feel the need to be loved, appreciated, to […]

Business, For photographers

4 Portraits in 30 minutes

When trying new things during a conference, it is always interesting to go for new visuals and creative shoots. I had 30 minutes, during a conference, explaining what I was going to shoot and how I was going to shoot it. So i took the decision to shoot 4 portraits in 30 minutes, with the […]

Profoto A1x Duo Kit - Portrait headshot
Business

The art of Being yourself

When it comes to creative work, comparison, ego, human complexes, fears, and limiting beliefs come into the game really quickly. However, some might find that there is something behind the art of being yourself. During the Salon de la Photo in Geneva last week-end, I was asked to give a conference for FUJIFILM Switzerland, on […]

fujifilm GFX 100 sport photography. Slackliners and waterliners in Switzerland. Active, Action & Outdoors photography GFX 100 hands-on review. Commercial sport photography, Active photography. Outdoors photography Olivier Borgognon, commercial outdoors, action & sports photographer dedicated to creating key visuals and brand campaigns to make a dent in this world. Olivier Borgognon - Rue de la serre 4, CH-2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds - Commercial outdoors & active lifestyle photographer - +41 78 920 20 34 - me@olivierborgognon.com
Business

how to let go of ego ?

Ego stands for the latin word “ego” meaning Me or I, and stands for the conscious representation we have of ourselves. As photographers we are highly subject to Ego, may it be ours, or the one of others (our clients). That doesn’t include the never-ending strike of of ego-boasting platforms social media represents. So what […]