Starting off as an event photographer I was completely content with my Canon 6D. I acquired all the lenses I absolutely needed to get the ball rolling on some quality photography. After awhile of shooting a wide variety of subjects I started to come up with a particular approach unique to my taste. I noticed with all these prime lenses fumbling in my kit, I would be aware of all the key moments that would pass me by desperately hurrying up to change focal length. I was tired of disrupting the flow and wanted to find a solution that would make the photography experience seamless and in flow.
After seeing other event photographers with two cameras, my initial reasoning was that it was way over the top and totally not necessary. But only after lot of shooting did I realize that having the proper lens for each camera would be the key to capturing the moments in two different perspectives with little down time.
“Can You Remember That First Click of the Shutter?”
I loved my Canon camera. It was rock solid and had amazing color rendition but truth is, it was way to big. Seriously after a whole day of shooting you want to have your arm stored in the freezer from all the heavy lifting. Naturally I wanted to find something with the same performance yet not as heavy. I could have gone with another Canon like the 7D but I was looking for something that would be a total opposite. Something that would uncover another part of me the Canon couldn't bring out. Once I found out about the Fuji Xpro series I knew I was on to something.
So what came of it? Well a world in two different styles and approaches to my photography. For a time when shooting event contracts I brought my usual Canon camera with on camera flash accompanied by my Fuji Xpro with prime lenses.
That way both had their style which merged together as a whole. With my Canon I shot knowing that most people are aware of me. Displaying high energy and enthusiasm in the people I photograph. Group shots, intense physical actions in big bright beautiful light. With the Fuji the way of shooting was more subtle. Using prime lenses only I shot like a photojournalist. Nobody knows I'm taking the shot. Capturing more of an intimate nature in people. The beginning of events are great with the Fuji as the people at the venue become comfortable with a camera floating around. Creating a clear separation between the image maker vs image taker.
“Create Two Worlds Into One”