Fujifilm People with Cameras, Hyde Park, Sydney, February 2016

'People with Cameras', Hyde Park, Sydney, February 27, 2016

Fujifilm Australia had the innovative idea of inviting photographers to come and hang out together in the centre of Sydney for a few hours, and take on a challenge. Several hundred of them accepted the invitation and turned up, cameras in hands ready to accept Fujifilm Australia’s photographic challenge. Staff members had expected no more than a hundred of them.

Although Australia now has a more photographically active culture than it did when I came up with the magazine about which I write about on the About page, we don’t have the sorts of photographically-oriented events citizens of other countries and cities have come to take for granted. The People with Cameras concept is one of those.

Tech Notes

‘People with Cameras’ offered the chance to take a quick a look at Fujifilm’s remarkable new X-Pro2 rangefinder-style camera, perfect for telling the story of these kinds of events.

I made my photographs of the event with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 camera with its fly-on-the-wall, waist-levelRolleiflex-style, tilting EVF, and have now added a Fujifilm X-Pro2 to my wishlist for its immersive, Leica-like, OVF, window-into-the-world goodness.