I'm a commercial photographer based in Toronto, Ontario. I'm fortunate that my work takes me around the world and I use every trip to capture gorgeous landscapes, interesting cultures and document adventures. It's been my pleasure to represent FUJIFILM as an
X-Photographer since 2013. The compact size and excellent image quality has helped me capture some of my absolute best images to date.
It's no secret that my FUJIFILM X10 is the goto camera in my gear bag. I reach for it whenever I'm off the clock because it does so many things well. The small size and solid build means that I can throw it in a knapsack, shoulder bag or jacket pocket without giving it a second thought until needed. When I see something I want to capture, the wide general purpose focal range can be pressed into service for almost any situation including macro images.
The FUJIFILM X30 has taken all those good qualities and improved on them significantly. The tilting LCD, EVF viewfinder, film simulations and video all wrapped in a package not much larger than the original FUJIFILM X10. It's operation is fast, buttons and controls are well laid out and intuitive. The inclusion of the wireless feature is a real game changer though..instant sharing with my smartphone.
I've owned compact cameras from several manufacturers over the years, none of which suits me better than the FUJIFILM models. Solid, versatile and great looking.
I shot this on a road trip in the northern Ontario area. We Toronto people call it cottage country. Ramara is a sleepy town on the shores of Lake Simcoe and features neighbourhoods linked together by narrow canals. The wonderful thing about the FUJIFILM X30 is that you don't need to make a special effort to capture a nice scene like this. Just frame the scene, check the exposure and click the shutter. You can process the image with any of the featured film simulations later.
Dane Shitagi is a New York City-based photographer with an exceptionally unique approach to photography. Born and raised in Honolulu Hawaii, his passion and gift for photography surfaced at a very young age. In 1996 Dane moved to New York City where continues to be influenced by the city's vitality and diverse atmosphere. Instead of limiting himself to the confines of a studio environment, Dane explores all aspects of the locations where he photographs. New York City has provided a dramatic and honest backdrop for his work, and he has now expanded this adventurous approach all over the US and even the world.
Dane is most known for his creation of the Ballerina Project. In over a decade of photography Dane has amassed a collection of more than 1,500 unique images of many talented and beautiful ballerinas. This collection of works has lead the Ballerina Project to establish one of the largest followings for ballet related social media pages. Today the Ballerina Project has over 900,000 followers on Facebook and nearly 600,000 followers on Instagram.
Dane has also photographed for commercial clients such as Sony Ericcson, Fujifilm, American Vogue, AG Jeans, Wolford, Palladium Boots & Longchamp.
The FUJIFILM X30 is a camera that you can take anywhere and look good in the process. Beautiful images, a very responsive shooting experience with stellar retro styling.
1/800 sec f3.2 100 iso 36mm equivalent
Photographed in Central Park with direct mid morning light. Used a high shutter speed of 1/800 second so we could capture the perfect moment in the ballerina’s jump. This image was selected from a burst of 11fps.