August for me, this year has been full of travelling. Something I definitely enjoy! My travels has been improved by a cute little camera in my hand. I'm borrowing the Fuji x70 for a month and undoubtedly I have fallen in love with it. I've already written about my Rhodes experience with the Fuji, and now it's Copenhagen's turn! I went to Copenhagen for a couple of days and usually I would have packed my Nikon. I decided to only bring the Fuji! The x70 is definitely the street photographers camera! It fits in my hand perfectly and it's so easy to quickly snap a photo. I walked around in the streets of Copenhagen and just photographed the things I liked looking at. The flip out screen on the x70 is the most delightful feature and the more I use it the more it makes sense. There's always interesting things to look at in Copenhagen, especially the fact that there's bicycles everywhere. They are parked everywhere and they are used by everyone. People cycle everywhere and carry kids, luggage, shopping on their bikes. Even the business man casually stopping up and taking a call whilst he rests on his bike.
The most important thing though when you are out taking photos on any street in the world is to be observant.
Life passes by so quickly and you have to slow down in order to watch people and almost preempt what will happen next so that you can get the best photo. I saw this business man cycling and then I heard his phone ring, so I stopped, he stopped and I could catch him like he was standing naturally before he even noticed that I took the photo. He did look at me afterwards, and I just smiled and walked off slowly. In this digital world we are too quick at snapping away. It pays off just standing there and observing and watching before you put the camera to your eye. That's the thing I like about the x70... no viewfinder (although you can attach one) ......It makes you look with your eye and not through the camera :-)
There's more photos on my Instagram from my Copenhagen trip. @henriettelangphoto