After last Christmas, Patty let everyone know that all she wanted for Christmas this year was family photos with her children. So this morning I met Patty, her husband, 3 children and 1 daughter-in-law to give her the Christmas wish she asked for. I bet she will remember this gift much longer than whatever she got last year. Happy Holidays!
Here is a little collection of photos that I took yesterday. I took these with the Fuji Xpro1, the new camera system that I have been using for about a month. Normally, on a shoot like this, I would take my Canon SLR system. Not because the photos are better with an SLR, but because they are easier and faster out of the SLR. But its not always a race is it?
I wasnt worried, Debra came along with her lightning fast Nikon D700, so we were covered. And I have had this family in front of the camera a few times, and they even love my crappy photos, so there were no worries.
The gripes I have with the Fuji are its slower than SLR focusing speed, slower than SLR speed that it writes the images to the memory card, and its inability to let you review your shots while it is processing the previous image. The good news is the new firmware update that comes out in 9 days addresses these issues and I am looking forward to see how that helps an otherwise amazing little camera.
Before I was a photographer, Andrew and I used to dress in black, and go out at night and fight crime. Now we just get together once a year to photograph his family. Today we shot on the beach in Laguna and had a great day. Walking thru the grounds of the Montage resort, their 15 year old daughter said she wanted to get married there. I leaned over to Andrew and said, “You better start saving your money for this venue.” Of course I followed that up with, “Would you like to retain me now, or later?”