Last October, Christy and I were in Florida to see Taylor Swift on the last stop of her US Tour. Our good friend Robert Green was a dancer for her world tour and he was awesome enough to hook us up with tickets to the show!
I didn’t have a photo pass to shoot it, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take some pictures while I was there. So what do you do when you can’t take all of your photo equipment into a show? Rent some small compact cameras from lensrentals.com!
I decided to try out the Fuji X100T and the Sony RX100 IV, two models I knew would make it past security. They did indeed and you can check out the shots over at adamkissick.com (along with a recent photoshoot we did with Robert).
Needless to say, the show was amazing!
But enough about Taylor Swift. This is a post about Disney!
Christy and I hadn’t been to Disney world in AGES, so we decided to spend the day being kids and took our compact cameras with us. Bonus that it was the day before Halloween!
Most of the photos are taken with the Fuji X100T (unless otherwise noted) and long story short… this. thing. ROCKS! Like so many others have said before, it is the one camera that I want to have on me at all times. For the weight, for the focal length, for the retro feel… just everything! (well, except maybe battery life) Seriously though, the retro-ness-vibe is just ridiculous. It feels like a modern camera, but at the same time, like I was using a camera from the 80’s/90’s. You know, the film days! Coincidentally, this time period was also when I visited last as a kid, so the waves of nostalgia were very real.
I shot the whole day on the Classic Chrome setting (to really keep up the appearance of film), as well as duplicate RAW files just in case.
Most of these photos are the original jpegs with some editing in Lightroom. And speaking of battery life, I have a feeling fuji kept it at a minimum so that I would stop checking the back lcd after taking a photo.
It was a joy to get back to the hotel room, not really knowing what I shot, to load up the keepers (that you see here) and the deleters (that you don’t). 🙂 Just like developing a role of film. Makes me want to go back to my parents’ house and break out the ole slide carousels!
While this was only a single day affair, we’ll be heading back to Disney World at the end of August to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary (one month delayed to avoid those late July crowds). We will more than likely be bringing an array of camera gear for that adventure!
In the meantime enjoy this minimal trip down memory lane with the Fuji X100T.
FUJI X100T at MAGIC KINGDOM
PS. While completely out of focus, this is Christy on Splash Mountain thinking that the first “fakeout” drop is the real one. The ensuing scream is the best ever and I laugh harder every time I see it. Sorry Christy. 🙂