Indoctrinating the next generation.

It’s no secret that I love photography, though like all relationships, my affection for it wanes from time to time. Similar to a roller coaster, there are ups and downs that sometimes leave your stomach in knots. And yet, it’s always worth pursuing.

As my children grow, I’ve certainly tried to steer them to pick up a camera. Don’t we all want to share the things we love with our kids, in the hopes that they’ll love it too? I think my indoctrination may be paying off.

I recently took my kids on a photo walk in a little downtown area. I got in a few shots, but mostly, they stole all my gear for themselves and had the best time!

My shots:

We took along the Fujifilm X100V and my newly acquired Fujifilm X-T1 with 60mm f/2.4 lens. It was interesting to see how each of my kids had a strong preference for one camera over the other.

I myself thoroughly enjoyed revisiting my love for the X-T1. It fit like a glove, and though it’s been over a year since I shot with one, returning to it was intuitive. The menus, dials, and custom functions all came back to me and I had it set up for use in no time. Muscle memory didn’t fail me here.

I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed a camera as much as I do this compact powerhouse. I’m so happy to have it back in my kit. It really is the camera that feels like an extension of myself. (Apparently, my youngest agrees with me as this was his preferred tool as well).

My kids’ shots:

Published by Lea Hartman

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