Street Photography in Perth with the Fuji X-E1

I met up with friend and fellow photographer Ted Dana today and we hit the Perth CBD and Northbridge with camera’s at the ready and try out luck at some street photography. I’m the first to admit that I tend to neglect street photography a little. I rarely take my camera with me and hit the streets to capture the raw emotion of the city. Its one of my goals for 2014 (I won’t say a resolution otherwise it will never happen!) to get out more regularly and give this street photography more of a go.

Ted and I had a different approach to the day. Ted was geared up with 2 DSLR bodies, a flash, and a bag full of gear goodies. I questioned what all that gear weighed but he assured me he wouldn’t throw his back out. I took the complete opposite approach. I had my trusty Fuji E-X1 with 1 lens and an ND filter. Thats it. Everything in one hand. Whilst I would have loved to have access to the kit Ted was carrying around (I wouldn’t like all that weight handing on the camera straps though!), I have found that in the past I’ve been bogged down with too much gear, and decided to take the less is more approach. Did that approach work? I don’t know, you be the judge.

Here are a few of the images from today.

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Everyone loves a selfie…..street photography style

 

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December 14, 2014 - 10:19 PM

Gordon - Great random images, I am with you with the smaller camera, I use Olympus omd em5 micro 4/3. with the m.zuiko 17mm…

January 27, 2014 - 1:12 AM

Tomasz Gregorczyk - Thanks Piotrek.
My preference for a smaller camera is purely because I don’t want to lug around a dslr and fast glass. However what ever camera I use it has to be full manual and 2.8 glass for the DoF…..I wouldn’t take a point and shoot over a dslr, if you get my drift.
Checked your site out – some great street photography images!
Thanks for checking my blog out.
Tomasz

January 25, 2014 - 9:12 AM

Piotrek - So I am not alone :) Small camera for street is the way to go. I use a dslr only because I don’t have anything smaller. Funny enough I just came back from Northbrige – I’ve been to the same places.

January 6, 2014 - 1:58 PM

admin - Hi Tom,
Thanks!

You’ll love the X-E1. Its a great bit of kit. Be open minded to its differences and you’ll love it. Its no DSLR (despite what people say, the autofocus is still lacking….but when you know how to use it then you can get around the AF limitations).

I shot these in B&W native out of camera and JPG format (didnt want to do too much post processing so stuck to JPG for quick and easy PP and small file sizes). I love the files in produces in B&W too, and with the electronic viewfinder you immediately see the scene in B&W which is very handy.

I’ve been meaning to do a review on the X-E1…will get around to it one of these days. Keen to hear your thoughts on the camera once you get it. Let me know how you go!

Cheers
Tom

January 6, 2014 - 1:54 PM

admin - Hi Gene,
Thank you very much. I’m glad you liked the images. Not often do I hit the street with my camera in hand – will have to make more of an effort to do it more often!
Cheers

January 5, 2014 - 9:02 PM

gene lowinger - Nice stuff! Not often I see street on the internet that’s well done. Great timing.

January 5, 2014 - 6:55 PM

Tomas Haran - Great post! I have my xe-1 in the mail and I should have it later this week. I’m pretty excited about playing around with it and seeing what it can do vs my DSLR kit. I know its a totally different kind of camera, but I also enjoy the minimalist approach. Were these taken in black and white or did you modify that after, and also, were these jpeg or raw? Thanks! Love seeing great photos.

Tom

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