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The Reunion

Posted: July 30, 2013 in Photography
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Last Sunday I traveled to Popular Ridge, NY to shoot a family reunion. I was hired to shoot for about four hours taking some candid shots as well as some group shots of the family

This was my first paid shoot with out two DSLR’S in my camera bag. I sold my Canon 50d two weeks ago and bought a Fugi X-E1 with the 18-55mm lens. I brought both my 7D and X-E1 with me to the Reunion. When I arrived it was raining pretty hard outside, so I was thinking it was going to be a indoor shoot. I was fine with that because the fugi is great at high ISO’s. Soon after I arrived the sun started to peak out of the clouds and it became a beautiful sunny day. We moved everything out side and began the festivities.

My friends house is a old house with multiple barns and corn fields surrounding his property. I spent the first two hours shooting candids of the family as they rolled in and captured the moments of them greeting each other. I had the Fugi I’m my hand grabbing some nice shots in Apeture Priority mode. For the money shots I would grab my 7D to make sure I had the images that they would want.

As the day was winding down and we captured all of the group shots I got to walk around his property and snap some shots of things that I love to shoot. Like old cars, trucks, barns and anything cool looking.

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The image above is a shot if a old truck that was out behind the barn. It was a 51 Ford. This truck was a plumbers truck with a homemade service body on the back.

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My Fugi worked great for all of the shots, I still doubled shots with my Canon 7D just incase, but the X-E1 work really good. On my drive back home I turned down the wrong road. As I was finding my way back to Rt 34b I found a few nice shots of some local buildings and farms that I will add to my collection.

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So my second gig with the Fugi went well and I love the camera more each time I use it. This weekend I am heading to Maple Grove raceway to shoot some vintage Drag racing at the Geezer Reunion. Come on back next week to see how the Fugi held-up to the tire smoking, nitro burning funny cars in PA.

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