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My Journey To Full-Time Fujifilm Photographer

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The two questions people ask me most frequently are why I shoot with Fujifilm cameras and how I decided to be a full-time Fujifilm photographer. Because of the lockdown, I’m spending more time in the studio now, so this is a chance for another talking head video and time to answer these recurring questions.
It was probably always in the cards, as Fujifilm has been with me since the beginning. But it’s been quite a journey… Through brands, technologies, styles, etc.

Here we go…

Some background

I’ve been shooting with digital cameras for more than 20 years now. And I did start with Fujifilm, with a camera that will make you laugh now:

full time Fujifilm photographer
Fujifilm DX-5 (1997), 0.3 megapixels, no LCD screen, 2Mb internal storage, no zoom, no manual settings, JPEG only

I still have the Fujifilm DX-5. I thought about making a video about shooting with it today, just for fun. But I need to find a way to transfer the images to my computer. The system is not exactly compatible anymore. I’ll try asking the staff at the Fujifilm store or the repairs department.
As for the rest of the story…

As I wrote in a previous post, I have owned and used cameras from almost every brand over the years — except for Leica, which, unfortunately, I never had the chance to work with. Of course, there is the monetary aspect, though I worked with Hasselblad, which is not cheaper. But we also never crossed paths so far. Maybe in the future, I’m always open to new experiences.

The video

In my latest video, I share my journey from amateur to professional to iPhone-only and then back to professional full-time Fujifilm photographer again.

And Fujifilm played a big role in this late comeback, because it made me feel the joy of Photography again. Even if other cameras may have better or more advanced features, the experience of shooting with Fujifilm is such a joy that nothing else really matters.
For instance, if a camera takes the best photos in the world, but it takes ages to go through the menu and set it that you miss your moment, what’s the point? No such thing with a Fuji.

Plus, nothing really beats Fujifilm colours.
There are photographers owning Fujifilm cameras, who have switched to shooting JPEG only, because the photos out of camera are already perfect for them. Yes, this is how good the image quality is.

Switching to Fuji And My Journey To Full Time Fujifilm Photographer

And here’s the direct link, as usual, in case the embed doesn’t work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ub9-5rbPLsU

Thanks for watching my story!
Now you know how I became a full time Fujifilm photographer!

The next step may be becoming Ambassador and official X-Photographer… Who knows?

See you next time!
Cheers.


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fabienb
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Creative. Nomad. Photographer. (he/him) /// formerly: Creative Director, UX Lead, DesignOps Manager, Web/Graphic Designer, Photographer, YouTuber, DJ, Public Speaker, Content Creator, AI-enthusiast, Food-Blogger... /// Award-winning Designer and Photographer, published and exhibited worldwide /// also known as Koan (DJ, Design)

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