Journalistic Style Shooting…

I had the opportunity trying journalistic style wedding photography this past weekend. I enjoy capturing moments that are spontaneous. It keeps you on your toes trying to anticipate a shot.  Even though this style of shooting is well known and practiced I still would add the standard bridal list shots like the family, ushers, bridesmaids etc. That being said you really need an assistant that knows how to pose and keep the flow going.

Another “moment” photo. Always have your gear with you and ready to photograph.

Drag race photos…

I went to the local quarter mile drag races this weekend and used the Canon 5DMK3. I didn’t know how far I would be from the actual cars so I wanted to be able use my 70-200mm 2.8L for reach.





Father & Son…

I took this photo using the Fuji X100s. This camera low light capability and 23mm lens can capture a lot when confined to a small room or peering in from the hallway door. The “silent” mode disables the sound (and flash) while using this mode you can take many photos without interrupting the moment. The camera is so unobtrusive it doesn’t become distracting or intimidating.


Hooking up the Fuji X100s…

I’m slowly introducing the Fuji X100S into my work flow. I’ve used it for candid photos and sparingly during the wedding ceremony. I’m still using a Canon 5DMK3 with a 70-200mm 2.8 for reach, 50mm 1.4 and a 17-40mm 4.0 for closer shots.

This was the first event I hooked the Fuji on to my dual camera strap swinger. You can definitely feel the difference in weight balance! Having two full sized DSLR’s hanging on your body wears you down by the end of the night. I found that my back and shoulders were much less fatigued with the reduce weight.

It appears I’m using only one camera to cover a wedding!


New looking at old…

I took a few photos this afternoon using the Fuji X100S. I’m starting to get the hang of it but still need to practice shooting with off camera flash strobes. I know my Paul C. Buff wireless triggers work as I’ve tested them out. I just need to find a good location and subject.

I’m still trying to wrap my head around how a small lightweight camera can shoot with this kind of bokeh. I used manual focus with the the split screen function. If you don’t need a long reach and fast action capture this camera can cover most of my photo needs.


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