I’ve been X-T1 Shooting for over a month now and I hadn’t really had much time to do any casual candid photography with it until very recently.

I decided to take my new favourite camera with me to the Cheltenham Festival that I was attending with a group of friends.  Now, you must understand that generally, a day at the races, with beer, and cigars and well, more beer and cigars is not somewhere I’m likely to spend a whole load of time concentrating on getting portfolio type pictures.

So I cam up with a plan.  In order to make sure I didn’t loose the camera, I strapped it firmly around my neck.  I never wear cameras around my neck.  Ever.  But in this case, I thought it wise and it was probably the safest place for it.

I also decided to go with my least used lens.  That happened to be the kit lens that came with my X-T1; the XF18-55.

I decided to shoot entirely from the hip, pretty much most of the time without the flip screen deployed either.  I used a zone focusing technique and added a little bit of hope to the mix.

You know what, it was a bit of fun but I’m happy with a selection of the images.

All images shot on the X-T1 using the XF-18-55.  All images shot as JPGs and processed very crudely in Phase One Capture One Pro 7 (the single most confusing name for a software package ever).  Most of the images are shot manually with a couple of the later ones on aperture priority and Auto-ISO.

Fuji X-T1 Shooting from the Hip

18mm ~ 1/125th ~ f/2.8 ~ ISO640

Fuji X-T1 Shooting from the Hip

18mm ~ 1/125th ~ f/2.8 ~ ISO320

Fuji X-T1 Shooting from the Hip

18mm ~ 1/340th ~ f/5.6 ~ ISO200

Fuji X-T1 Shooting from the Hip
40mm ~ 1/450th ~ f/5.6 ~ ISO200

Fuji X-T1 Shooting from the Hip

18mm ~ 1/450th ~ f/11 ~ ISO200

Fuji X-T1 Shooting from the Hip
18mm ~ 1/420th ~ f/8 ~ ISO200

Fuji X-T1 Shooting from the Hip
18mm ~ 1/400th ~ f/8 ~ ISO200

Fuji X-T1 Shooting from the Hip
25mm ~ 1/450th ~ f/8 ~ ISO200

Fuji X-T1 Shooting from the Hip
55mm ~ 1/420th ~ f/10 ~ ISO200

Fuji X-T1 Shooting from the Hip

52mm ~ 1/450th ~ f/10 ~ ISO200

Fuji X-T1 Shooting from the Hip
50mm ~ 1/1600th ~ f/7.1 ~ ISO200

Fuji X-T1 Shooting from the Hip
55mm ~ 1/1400th ~ f/6.4 ~ ISO200

Fuji X-T1 Shooting from the Hip
25mm ~ 1/125th ~ f/6.4 ~ ISO640

Fuji X-T1 Shooting from the Hip

24mm ~ 1/125th ~ f/6.4 ~ ISO320

Fuji X-T1 Shooting from the Hip
24mm ~ 1/900th ~ f/6.4 ~ ISO200

Fuji X-T1 Shooting from the Hip
18mm ~ 1/2200th ~ f/2.8 ~ ISO200

Fuji X-T1 Shooting from the Hip
18mm ~ 1/2000th ~ f/2.8 ~ ISO200

Fuji X-T1 Shooting from the Hip
24mm ~ 1/4000th ~ f/5.6 ~ ISO2000

Fuji X-T1 Shooting from the Hip
18mm ~ 1/4000th ~ f/2.8 ~ ISO640

Fuji X-T1 Shooting from the Hip
18mm ~ 1/125th ~ f/3.6 ~ ISO200