Let It Be

To a photographer, a camera is merely a tool. It’s a means to an artistic end. They’re not all the same. Even within the same brand, the options and capabilities vary widely.

Once in a while, a new one comes along and changes the game. The Fuji X100 series falls into that category.

I have the fifth iteration, called the X100V. It’s weird and wonderful. It’s also frustrating and confounding.

It’s not a blank slate machine. By that, I mean it’s capable of rendering great results. However, you need to let the camera be itself. In this case, let the Fuji be a Fuji.

After fighting with it for six months, I’ve finally figured out how to let it be.

This portrait from a session two days ago in Montana proves the point.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.

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