This is a shot I took with my iPhone 6s Plus a few months back while shooting the annual King and Queen Parade held at Shuri Castle here in Okinawa. While waiting for the parade to start the performers relaxed and enjoyed some casual conversation. I heard them laughing and turned to fire off this shot in burst mode with my iPhone. Always remember while you definitely don't need to use burst mode every time, it can be very effective for quick snaps or when there's movement.
This is a shot I took a while back with my Fuji X-Pro1 and 56mm f/1.2 lens of a traditional Okinawan dancer performance. Shot at f/1.2 it shows the really nice bokeh the Fuji 56mm delivers. I love the Fuji colors too.
Good morning and Happy Sunday everyone in Okinawa. This weeks video about the Setsubun Festival at Naminoue Shrine is up and live on Youtube. In order for me to have my own channel name on YouTube, "ShootLighterTV", I need at least 100 subscribers. Please help me out and subscribe to see more of my videos, and help me reach this first channel goal. Hope everyone has a great day, and I hope you enjoy the video.
Kimonos are one of those parts of Japan that I love. Unfortunately, these days you don't see them as much. However, in the summer Japanese women, and men break out their Yukatas, a lighter, cooler version of the kimono worn during the warmer summer months. I took this photo below at a local festival in Okinawa City. The sun had just set and it was almost dark outside, making this one of those situations where I was glad I had my Fuji 56mm (85mm equivalent) f/1.2 lens on my XPro1. Being able to shoot this at f/2.0 allowed me to get enough light to make the shot.
In Part 2 of shooting with the iPhone 6 Plus we head to a local festival to try a few action shots, then to the beach, and finally a night shot and sunset. For this first shot I got in close to make the dinasour fill the frame, and to give it that larger than life look. The cool cloud formations created leading lines right to the subject, and I thought the couple in the lower right also added to the image.
Yesterday I walked around and shot for a bit at the annual Okinawa City Bike Fest. It was pretty quite this year and not that many people but I managed to snap a few worth keeping.
This guy caught my eye with his hat and beer in hand. Loved how the light isolating him in the crowd.