Smile! You are WITH a camera.
Over the course of the last few years we have enjoyed sharing our work here, having great discussions and meeting our readers during our trips. The majority of the feedback we received has been constructive and well articulated – whether positive or negative.
But there is a fly in the soup. On occasions when our writing takes a wrong turn and we publish something on a lighter note, wanting to entertain and loosen up, some responses we receive lead us to think that photography has become dead serious!
How serious exactly? Try to poke fun at any camera and you don’t have to wait long. The feedback will be flying your way. We got it all – from Fuji cheerleaders to Fuji haters. From paid secret operatives of the Fuji X-series to paid secret agents of the Dark Force who want to blow up the whole X-series enterprise. Vocabulary and arguments are rich and extensively well thought out: “Moron, idiot…” choose any word to complete the sentence.
Let’s clear the air then.
Yes, we enjoy shooting with the X-series cameras and lenses, currently the Fuji X-Pro2 and the X100S. These cameras are in tune with the way we see and shoot. They are light, friendly and fun to work with. The image quality is well beyond what is required for our line of work. And don’t forget about the XF lenses.
Unfortunately, nobody pays us a dime for our writing or for the fact that we shoot with the X-series cameras. Sadly, nobody has given us any equipment or even offered us any (apparently we are doing something wrong here).
Finally, and most importantly, yes we like to smile. If approached with passion and dedication, photography is a very demanding and labour-intensive endeavour. There are many obstacles and challenges, especially for those who support themselves with this craft. For this reason (and many others) these special but rare moments when you loosen up, relax and poke fun at yourself or your photographic friend are so necessary. Come on, we don’t have to be that serious.
Smile! You are WITH a camera!
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