"Japanese Candies" USA. Texas. Cedar Park. 2016.
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/125 sec, ISO5000
“Japanese Candies” USA. Texas. Cedar Park. 2016.

こんばんは!How are you tonight?

We made it to the weekend! As expected, it was a busy week for me but a good one! I got to meet with and hang out with colleagues from our overseas offices. The team I am a part of consists of three in Austin (myself included) and four in Stockholm. Last summer when the team was just five of us, we all met for three days in Sweden which was awesome! Now our team is larger by two so it might be a little more difficult to coordinate another full team meeting like that but I am crossing my fingers that it will happen. As I may have mentioned before, I really like all the people I work alongside with. It makes it easy to go into the office! 😄

Today’s photo is #8 in my 365 project. Even though I have been taking daily photos for a bit longer, I joined a 365 Flickr group 8 days ago so I will continue until February of 2017! It seems like a long way off, doesn’t it? But I like the challenge and I know it is something I can succeed at since I have done a 365 project before (actually 366!). The trick I have found is to always have a camera with you 📷 because usually something interesting will come along during the day! And if not, it’s fun to look around the house for new things to make photos of.

I listen to several photography podcasts and one subject comes up quite often, and that is that the type of camera you have doesn’t matter. That if you have the skill and passion, you can make good photos with any camera. While I think that is true, I also believe that having the right camera plays an important part in taking photos. If you don’t like your camera, you’ll leave it at home, or not take it out of the bag, and thus, no photos!

For myself, I use my Fujifilm X100T which I think is a beautiful camera to look at, and is a real pleasure to use. Therefore, I enjoy bringing it with me almost wherever I go. If the camera you have is too big, or too heavy, or there are other negatives… I believe you should sell it and get a different camera. Woody Allen said “80 percent of success is showing up.” If you don’t have your camera with you, that’s like not even showing up. Anyways, find a camera you enjoy using, and you’re more likely to make photos! Life’s too short to use a camera you don’t love.

The weather the past few days has been beautiful and warm. ☀️ I hope you are enjoying life wherever you might be!

おやすみなさい!😴

-バロン Barron Fujimoto

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