My journey towards the Fujifilm X-T1 / Chapter One

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The new Fujifilm X series is a hot topic in our industry right now and several of the Aspire trainers are no exception with it comes to the Fujifilm X series.  Today’s blog post explores the recent adventures of Andrea Dennis from Pink Lily Photography and her journey towards the Fujifilm X-T1.
I have been looking at the Fujifilm X series for a while now and have been intrigued by the various encouraging reports I have heard over the last few months from other professional photographers and enthusiasts I have trained on seminars at Aspire Photography Training.  With my motto of “be more magpie” I wanted to see if this could bring something to my business and photography.  I never say no to anything as you just don’t know what you may discover.  I always keep my mind open to new developments and inspiration.
I was lucky enough to have an Fujifilm XT-1 to experiment with for a few weeks after a day on the Aspire Photography Training course ‘Becoming a Storyteller with the X-T1 and X-PRO1‘  and found it fitted really well into my business.  It was the best camera for a number of different commissions and I really missed it when it had to go back.  Like any professional you use the best tool for the job depending on the job you have to do and both my Canon and Fujifilm cameras fit really well together.  Like anything new it takes time to really use a camera to its full potential and I am sure the Fujifilm XT-1 will be finding its way onto more and more of my commissions.
The final decision to purchase the Fujifilm XT-1 was when I came to a decision about what I wanted to achieve next year with my photography.  I want to bring my imagination to life and need a camera that can be a magpie with me wherever I go and always be with me to capture those things you see when you least expect it.   The size matched together with amazing image quality (I cannot tell you which images I shot on which camera from a recent wedding) means I can be much more creative and free.  Watch this space!
I can see that the Fujifilm XT-1 is going to allow me to be more imaginative with my photography and push my business to a different place.  It will also make going to commissions with a smaller piece of equipment but still able to do the job much more enjoyable and less hassle.  I hate having lots to carry and as I am always running around.  Moving around with a smaller camera means less weight and less hindrance which means a happy me.
I do often get comments about the size of my Canon and clients can certainly be impressed by size but it does’t worry me when I take the Fujifilm XT-1 along when it’s the best tool for the job.  I explain this to my clients, if anyone asks, which is very rarely.  Technology has shrunk over time and clients aren’t surprised when you say the same about cameras too.  I always tell my clients that I am so excited to have my Fujifilm XT-1 to use with them which means they are excited too.
When you change anything it can be a concern and I am certainly going to be using my Canon and my Fujifilm XT-1 together this next year but who knows what will happen as I get better acquainted with my Fujifilm.  Watch this space!
Todays thoughts by Andrea Denniss from Pink Lily Photography

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