It’s Friday and time for me to reflect on Things I Like. This week it is no contest … my little Fuji X30 camera wins hands-down.
Autumn is such a wonderful time of year to appreciate the changing face of nature, and Little Fuji has been feeding my creativity all week. With each new batch of photos I’ve downloaded, my excitement and enthusiasm has been growing.
Earlier this year, Joe Giordano at The Visual Chronicle recommended this little jewel of a camera and for a beginner like me, the learning curve has been rather steep. Yes – it has an Auto “Press-Here-Dummy” function for the unsophisticated photographer – but I wanted more.
For the past 6 months, I’ve been experimenting with my new toy and trying to learn some photography basics. It’s been painful.
F-stops, shutter speeds, apertures, focal points, depth of field … it’s been enough to make me want to give up in defeat. This stuff is COMPLICATED.
… but this week I’ve discovered that I seem to have accumulated enough basic knowledge that I’m squealing with delight at the results coming out of Little Fuji more often than not.
When I visited the new Aquarium in Toronto, I experimented with various functions trying to take a photo that wasn’t fuzzy and green. I was just so impressed with the results I got using the *Underwater* setting. Obviously I wasn’t underwater, but Little Fuji didn’t seem to mind.
I’m really liking this camera. A lot.