Dog portraiture: Versatility of X100f

The X100f’s versatility really amazes me. It’s leaf shutter is really useful with playing with strobes. You gain the ability to cut the ambient light/ background light to black.

Setup:

With softbox (sb900) at 1/8 of power. About 1 feet away from the subject. X100f at f8 ss1000 and iso200. That’s all you need. No black muslin cloth needed to cut out the ugly clinic setting.

Only problem I have is focusing. If the dog is active it’s a pain in the ass. I’ll try manual focusing next time.

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Darkness

“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.”- Edgar Allan Poe

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F/2, SS:1/60 iso: 12800. Amazing how the x100f performs in low light!

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Caged

When I was younger I always dreamed of having exotic large cats (tigers) and birds of prey as pets. It was the lure of watching to many cartoons where the animals seem to love to have a friend human being.

A few year fast forward, after graduating from Veterinary Medicine and opening my eye to the politicking that’s rampant even in animal shelters, conservation groups and even zoo, I now finally see. Animal suffer because of people’s greed, at least here in our 3rd world country.

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Heartbreaking.

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Why Shoot? (Photography)

Why do you shoot photographs?

Why spend a lot of money buying gear to shoot?

Why obsess to try to improve your photography?

Does anyone even care?

I don’t know why I shoot or why a spend money to shoot. But I feel like I need to shoot, to capture a piece of life in negative or in ones and zeroes. I know this doesn’t make sense but when shooting, it’s like riding a bike for me, I zone out and forget my worries and try to see. To really see (the world). 

Mostly nobody will care. But who the fuck cares? as long as you’re “happy”. As long as you do what you feel you must do. Then do it. 

The Big Buddha

Our first day in Hong Kong takes us to the Big Buddha and Po Lin monastery. They say that the cremated remains of Siddhartha Gautama in interned inside this really peaked my interest. I have been deeply curious about Buddhism and have been reading a lot about it ( The Way to Zen by Alan Watts and Siddhartha by Herman Hesse, Great books).

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X100f: Personal photography

I have been using the X100f for almost a month now and I’m deeply impressed. Although I’m very easy to impress coming from the Minolta Cle, the transition have been smooth. Lately I haven’t had time to do my “walks”, time have been really tight now that my brother and niece is here.

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5th! Kage Collective

I have been following the Kage Collective for awhile now and have been greatly influenced by their philosophy and works.

They say that the best way to improve is to surround yourself with the best. And they are the best! I have been trying to see like them which is hard. Well imitation is the greatest form of flattery. 🙂

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Check them out yourself. You won’t regret it. 😀

http://www.kagecollective.com/

http://www.laroquephoto.com/blog/

https://f16.click/

https://jonasraskphotography.com/

https://www.robertcatto.com/#recent-posts

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Life (X100F)

Life is life. There’s decay, death and pain but there is also joy, happiness and birth.

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Meet Sam! My niece. It’s really magical how a bawling, crying and hyper miniature human can bring so much enjoy in a family.

Everything’s taken with Fuji X100f in classic chrome, fine jpegs

When Life makes you cry

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Start them young

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That’s all for now.

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