One thing that did strike me with the purchase of the X-T4 though, was the fact that photographically, I was well adrift in the doldrums. The years of shooting stock video to make a living had taken it’s toll on my passion for stills photography. It was time to change that with a photographic project.
One of the biggest joys in photography is being able to capture new and exotic places around the world. Travel and photography are two sides of the same coin, perfect companions yet the modern world sometimes makes traveling with your camera difficult.
For any photographer using or contemplating the Fuji X system, the XF14mm is a must have lens. There is an alternative, the 18mm pancake, however other reviews suggest this lens is not as sharp as the 14mm and of course, it is not as wide.
I can safely say I am very happy with the performance of the Fuji X Series for travel stock photography. Over the three weeks I shot with them, I took nearly 4000 images, the number that were unsharp I could count on the fingers of one hand.
Sometimes, all the planning in the world can be entirely undone by a little petty bureaucracy. I had planned a visit to London in late August, partly to visit family but mainly to shoot stock images of my birth city of London, something I had never actually done.
Color plays a key role in photographic composition as it does in other aspects of design, it allows us to convey emotions from the warm yellows of a summer’s evening to the cold blue of an Antarctic landscape. Greens and blues are soothing, whilst reds alert us to dangers or problems.