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Paris street photography - traveling X-Photographer style | Marco Larousse

Paris street photography - traveling X-Photographer style | Marco Larousse | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

Every time before I pack my travel photo bag, I try to envision what kind of photos I expect to take on location for the job or portfolio work. In my early days of photography I was prepared for every possible photo situation by bringing most of my gear. I recall one time where I lugged 20 kg (40 lb) of DSLR gear in a backpack through Paris. That was an awful experience! Since my switch to Fuji X cameras 3.5 years ago, thankfully my travel photo bag has become a lot lighter. The night before this trip to Paris I decided on the following gear to bring:

- Fuji X100S
- WCL-X100 (wide conversion lens) for the X100S
- Fuji X-Pro 1
- Samyang 8mm f2.8 fisheye lens
- Fuji XF 14mm f2.8

That's 2 camera bodies plus 4 fast prime wide angle focal length weighing around 1.6kg (3.5 lb)!!! Add spare batteries and ND filters and you're still well below 2 kg (4lb) in your bag. That is only 10% of the weight of the gear that I took along a few years ago.......

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Photographing with the Fujifilm X-T1 in Paris | Dave Burns

Photographing with the Fujifilm X-T1 in Paris | Dave Burns | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

When I lead one of my photo safaris to Tanzania, I’m used to taking a lot of heavy gear. By the time I put more than one DSLR in my bag along with several big lenses, it’s common to take over 30 pounds of it. Because of this, I’m always on the lookout for ways to reduce baggage size and weight. I’ve been following the development of Fujifilm’s X system because of its reputation for being small and light but with high image quality. When I had the chance to travel again to France a few weeks ago, I knew it would be a perfect opportunity to leave the big gear behind and try using the Fuji system for street photography. The X-T1 is significantly smaller and lighter than a full-sized DSLR and that extends to Fuji’s lenses as well. I brought a kit with the X-T1 plus 4 lenses: 14mm, 35mm, 18-55mm, and 55-200mm. All performed beautifully and even though the 18-55mm is a kit lens, it showed excellent sharpness. The entire kit weighed 7 pounds including a few extra batteries and other accessories in my bag. A far cry from my safari gear!......

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Making intimate pictures means packing light and indiscreet | Kale J. Friesen

Making intimate pictures means packing light and indiscreet | Kale J. Friesen | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it

I just got back last week from an amazing 11 days in Europe, mainly in Paris and Amsterdam. When you get to do what you love time passes quickly and sometimes you look up and it’s been 2 years since you’ve been able to take a vacation. So was my wife and my situation. So after a snap decision we booked our plane tickets. As any obsessive photographers might admit, when planning a trip, one of the biggest anxieties is what will I need ? How much gear can I squeeze in my carry on?. This was my first time out of many trips to Europe where I brought a small kit, and left my DSLR at home. For this trip I packed one of my favourite cameras I’ve ever owned the Fujifilm X-E1 and the brand new Fujifilm X-T1, 3 batteries, and for lenses the XF 18mm f2, XF 14mm f2.8 and the beautiful 35mm f1.4. All this fit into my small shoulder bag, versus the backpack I used to have to lug around. Outside of my fashion, beauty and commercial work I consider myself a documentary photographer, not for any other reason other than telling my story to the world, and making photographs of things that  move me, sadden me, and enlighten me. Having spent almost 4 years living in Paris, and being the birth place of my love and now lifelong obsession of making photographs, I was excited to see the city through new eyes after not visiting for almost 3 years. At the end of 11 days spent in Paris and Amsterdam I shot about 400 photographs with my X-E1 and X-T1, and 2 rolls of film with my little Canon Canonet, all photographs were processed with VSCO presets for Adobe Lightroom.......

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An Afternoon in Paris | Daniel Incandela

An Afternoon in Paris | Daniel Incandela | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


I was in Paris for work and we finalized our meetings around 3pm. That left a few hours of great light on a gorgeous day in France. I grabbed my Fujifilm X-Pro 1, a 8mm, 35mm and 85mm lens a got moving with a few colleagues.......

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Paris | Sam Burton

Paris | Sam Burton | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


We were lucky enough to go over to Paris for a few days to take in the new year. It really is a beautiful city with plenty to photograph. Its a great place just to wander around and take in the surroundings. The weather wasn't too good for the first couple of days with a lot of rain. It finally cleared on our last day with clear skies and bright winter sunshine. Luckily we had left it to the last day to go up the Eiffel tower. We were only able to get up to the second level as the elevator to the top was broken, this still meant incredible views over the city. Here is a selection of some of my favourite shots from the trip, I plan to post another set soon. All the images were shot with the Fuji X-Pro 1 using the XF 35mm and 18mm lenses, processed with VSCO film and Rebecca Lilly presets.....

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The Best Views of Paris | Stephen Ip

The Best Views of Paris | Stephen Ip | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


While in Paris, we visited five places that gave us a bird's eye view of the city; Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Montparnasse Tower, Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Since it was the off season, the only location where we encountered much of a line was at the Eiffel Tower. Instead of waiting in the regular line that would've taken us all the way up by elevator, we opted for the shorter line that required us to take the stairs to the second level before catching the elevator. It was quite a trek up to the second level but well worth it, not only to bypass the longer line, but to get a closer look of the tower itself.....

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Christmas Market on the Champs Elysee | Jeff Carter

Christmas Market on the Champs Elysee | Jeff Carter | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


On the Champs Elysee towards the Place de la Concorde is the location for the annual Christmas market.  The stalls line each side of the avenue along with food vendors and a fun fair.  The whole area is lit by thousands upon thousands of Christmas lights, with festive music playing over the speakers along the Champs Elysee; the whole scene is very Christmassy.....

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Paris, France. 2013. Fuji X-E1, Fujinon 35mm 1.4 | Rebecca Lily

Paris, France. 2013. Fuji X-E1, Fujinon 35mm 1.4 | Rebecca Lily | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


Johnny and I had a wonderful 8 days in Paris earlier this month. It was our first time there together, and we were both completely overwhelmed with how beautiful it was. The city embodies elegance and culture – from the graceful trees to the architecture to the refined cuisine and the visible appreciation for the arts. We were able to visit the Louvre and see the Mona Lisa in person (an incredible experience), hike up to the Basilique du Sacré-Cœur for a panoramic view of Paris, enjoy a boat ride on the Seine, and walk around at the Eiffel Tower. We rode the Metro a few times, met for coffee with a couple of fellow photographers, and visited a flea market to admire some French antiquities. Other than that we just walked around the 11th Arrondissement a lot, where our hotel was, and enjoyed the cafe culture, the numerous camera shops and wonderful restaurants. I really feel incredibly lucky to have been able to travel to so many beautiful places this year. And more than that, to be able to share these experiences with the man I love, who is the most wonderful companion I could ever ask for.....

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Streets of Paris | Matt Wilkinson

Streets of Paris | Matt Wilkinson | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


Went to Paris for a long weekend, we had great weather and an amazing time, loved walking the streets with my Fuji X-pro trying to capture a little bit of Paris life.


Shot with the Fuji X-pro 1 with the 35mm 1.4 

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Paris Plages: The borrowed bank of the Seine | Carsten Bockermann

Paris Plages: The borrowed bank of the Seine | Carsten Bockermann | Fuji X-Pro1 | Scoop.it


Hi Thomas,

 

recently I spent a few days in Paris and discovered what the French call the 'Paris Plages', the Paris beaches. Every July and August the office of the mayor blocks a stretch of road along the river Seine and converts it to a beach. For those who can't afford to leave the city in summer this beach provides a refuge from the heat, humidity and the tourist masses. I also found the beach to be a great equalizer: in the sand you find the rich and the poor, the Africans and the Europeans, the beautiful and the not-so-beatiful, the old and the young.

 

While many cities around the world have developed similar concepts, none of them can beat the atmosphere of a warm evening on the stretch of road that is borrowed from traffic for a few weeks in sweltering heat of summer.

 

All the photos were taken with my Fuji X100s and X-Pro 1 cameras. On the latter I used mainly the 18/2.8 lens, sometimes also the 35/1.4....

 

Thomas Menk's insight:

Thx for sharing Carsten :-)

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