I figured that before 2017 comes to an end, I should show some examples from the work I created for this years Hippo's Best Of 2017.Read More
A FujiFilm X100s, caught in the wild, grazing near a lake at Beaver Brook Park, Hollis NH.
I don’t photograph many landscapes or environments that don’t have people in them. But, occasionally, I’ll find something that makes me want to spend a little time photographing outside of my element. And, every once in a long while, something will come along that looks good sitting next to a photograph I made much earlier time.Read More
I've been helping my friends purchase X100 cameras. They liked mine so much, we began a quest of finding used ones so they could all share in the fun that is the X100.
Here is a totem of three of them taken during Memorial Day weekend while camping. There is nothing like helping your friends spend their money, especially when you are helping them spend it on cameras :)
I picked up a used X100 last year and I really fell in love with it, despite it's finicky menu. I actually did a minor upgrade and picked up an X100S (I say the "S" stands for "Sid Edition") while hooking a friend up with the X100, and then later helped another friend pick up another used X100. I seem to be in the market of helping friends get awesome used cameras :)
I recently picked up a Fuji Instax printer to play around with. My X100S has a built-in wifi feature that will work with Eyefi cards, so I've been shooting with the Eyefi card, which uploads those images to my cell phone, and then I can print those images on the Instax. It isn't as easy as just pulling an instant print with my 4x5 or Hasselblad cameras (or even one of the Polaroid Land cameras I have lying around) but it's still pretty neat.
The X100S is lovely. Just like the X100 before it, I recently shot a majority of some assignment photography for The Hippo using just the X100S. I freaking love this camera.
A few weeks ago I picked up a Fuji Instax printer. It allows me to print mini-polaroids of images off my cell phone, or images I've uploaded/downloaded to my cell phone. I picked one up because Fuji recently discontinued all of their instant pack-film, which I love. I stocked my fridge up a few years ago of FP-3000B, the black and white instant film, when they ceased production of it. The final nail in the fuji pack-film coffin was when they announced earlier this year that FP-100C, their color instant film, will stop being made.
So the Instax came the other day, and with my Fuji X100S I took a photo of my Fuji FP-3000B and through a Eyefi SD card sent the image to my Android phone which I then sent wirelessly to the Instax printer which made an instant print and I then took a picture of the print with my Android to upload to Instagram.
Which is interesting from a technology standpoint. But it's kinda dumb as well. ;-)