Get over here!

Come with me! Fuji street camera, Mongkok, Hong Kong
Come with me! Fuji street camera, Mongkok, Hong Kong

I’ve been shooting with my Fuji X-T1 (aka my Fuji street camera) but I haven’t kept up with the blogging. Being on the road for three weeks – first Beijing, then Singapore, then Manila – hasn’t left a lot of time for blogging. I’ve thought about it, but that’s not the same as doing it. My Fuji X-T1 has been a companion, as has my 5D MIII. The Canon has stayed in the gear back for the most part. Go Fuji.

I don’t want to sound like a Fuji advertisement – I would if Fujifilm ponied up with some shekels or free product (Do you hear that Fuji?).  This camera is divine. Small, discreet, great lenses and quality – what’s not to like? If there was an election for the King of the Camera world I would cast my vote for the Fuji X-T1 (Fuji Street Camera).

All this traveling had given me a lot of photos to work with. I’ve captured some amazing street stuff in Beijing and Singapore. Getting around to the post-processing is another story. I signed up at KelbyOne and watched their Introduction to Lightroom 5 class. Very enlightening. I’ve used LR for a few years but now have some new ideas on how to improve my workflow.  While in Manila I had the pleasure of seeing Eric Kim’s Street Photography talk, part of the DPP Block Party. As always, Eric had some wisdom to share – and some tips on how to shoot on the sly.

The photo above reminds me of the classic game Mortal Kombat. The father pulling the child – like Scorpion saying “Get over here!” As a father, and a former teacher and camp councilor I can probbably relate to whatever is going through the father’s mind.

I’ll take the Fuji X-T1 into the studio this weekend and give it a workout with some studio lights. Will it hold a candle to the Canon 5D Mark III? My initial test say, “Yes!”.



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