I'm loving my FujiFilm x100s. Yes, there is definetly some getting used to with this little beast. Coming from a Mark II 5d, the feel and functions are a lot different. What is staying the same though, is my technique. Below are a few images I took from my 30 minute walkabout in my beautiful, little, historic town. Images are from RAF files and in the order I shot them. Slight adjustments were made in Lightroom. Color temperture was left untouched.
Renovations of the tasty restaurant, Marcellos
Bordentown local on her daily jog through the historical streets of B-Town. The colors this camera captures are dead on.
I have been using spot metering ever since I started shooting weddings and brought it to my Street Photography. Once mastered, I can quickly capture images like below without over or under exposing.
I wouldn't call this Street Photography because I actually told him, "I'm going to take a picture of you." Once I communicated with him, it became a Street Portrait. After I snapped the pic, I told him that I am a local documenting our beautiful town and their residents. He smiled at me and asked me to have a great day. The lesson here is to never foist yourself to the subject in a negative way. The more we begin to disrespect their space, the harder it becomes for us to photograph freely. The last thing we want to happen in our 'free society' is for the government, whether local or federal, to impose strict laws against SP shooters.
I like this image for 3 reasons. The first is that it shows the dynamic range of the sensor. I didn't have to bring down my highlights or whites in order to capture the detail in the back. In fact, I raised my whites. Second reason I like this image is that the background highlighted area actually looks like a person walking. Lastly, I dig the character of this image. The historical nature of this town is represented.
I hope you all enjoyed this 30 minute walk through such a beautiful, quaint little historical town called Bordentown.
From this point on, everything I shoot will be posted in blog form above. I will no longer post individual images via Facebook. Hope you all follow this journey with me.
Till next time.