It’s been a year since I started shooting with a Fujifilm X-A3, so I thought I’d do a little throwback of the first set of portraits I did with them at this time last year!
As a faithful Canon shooter for eons, this portrait session could be summed up as: WHAT DO I DO WITH ALL THESE UNFAMILIAR COLORS?!
I wasn’t expecting such a huge difference by hopping over to Fuji from Canon, but wowza, the colors popped in a way that I wasn’t expecting. About 5 minutes into shooting, I came to the realization that I was holding a completely different animal than what I was used to.
Not sure if anyone else feels this way, but cameras seem to have their own personalities. You have to handle them differently, carefully, and work with their quirks and their unique attributes.
My old Canon Rebel XTi was a soft, dreamy, romantic creature. The Fujifilm X-A3 was a hyperactive cake loving party animal.
Luckily, Oxsana was a good sport and a natural in front of the camera — any camera. I caught her at the tail end of her stay in Vancouver as she was headed home to Germany just a few days after these photos were taken. I hope she took with her memories of how vibrant late spring/early summer can be here!
How do your handle the tools of your trade? Or do you let them handle you? I think there’s a balance between the two, teamwork!