In yesterday’s post, I mentioned that I was trying to do something different during the day’s photo walk. Today’s shot is another product of this attempt. I switched up both the perspective (at, say, toddler height as opposed to adult height) and the camera settings: I was shooting manual and without a tripod, so I had to open up the aperture and bump up the ISO…and I had to adjust those settings quickly enough to not miss the moment of the man approaching the piano.
It’s always a fun and challenging experience to shoot full manual, particularly when the genre of photography is one that depends on reacting quickly. The more I use the Fuji X-T1 in full manual mode, the more I appreciate its copious dials and switches and buttons. It has more physical dials and whatnot than any other camera I’ve seen, and ,while that’s intimidating at first, it really grows on you when you get used to the setup.