Recently I’ve went down a rabbit hole of fine watch collecting through the website/magazine Hodinkee. I’ve always loved watches because my dad always owned timeless, but sensibily priced watches. I’ve had my eyes on a Seiko for a while not because of the low price of entry and feature packed design. In an attempt to practice taking photos, I’ve been aiming my Fujifilm X100t at my wrist and snapping some pictures. Here are my results.

Tallahassee, FL. October 18, 2021.Fujifilm X100t.

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My first time on set with the Fujifilm X100t. I really loved having a dedicated camera for behind the scenes photos that was slightly higher in quality than my iPhone. Yes, the iPhone can probably get very close to these images but having the camera there increased my intentionality in taking these photos that I would’ve otherwise looked over. It’s also easier in optics when I’m taking photos with my camera instead of an iPhone where it can look to my clients like I’m just trying to update my social media. There’s a “slowness,” in taking photos with a camera, and it seems like it is a part of the production.

Tallahassee, FL. Friday September 10, 2021. Fujifilm X100t.

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This Labor Day we went back to our hometown of Panama City and spent some time by the water. When we were younger, my dad would always take us fishing. We never had the fancy boat and only fished from the dock or shore. We never wanted more than that, and now that I’m older, I appreciate the time we were able to spend outdoors together. I can’t wait to someday have kids and take them by the water.

Panama City, FL. September 06, 2021. Fujfilm X10ot

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My first breakfast with the Fujifilm was quite a disaster. I wanted to get close up and personal with the food and get nice macro shots, but I wasn’t quite accustomed to the offset of the analog viewfinder and so there were awkward moments with my family where they waited to dive in to the food while I failed to take the pictures. Pictures that would have otherwise been instant with my iPhone. Though I am not discouraged about the capabilities of this camera — I just need to be more patient and also know when to put the camera down and just eat.

Tallahassee,FL. Sunday August 29, 2021. Fujifilm X100t

Other photos from that outing:

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Lately, I’ve been tinkering with paracord / climbing rope accessories. This is one of my first keychains that I made with some thicker climbing rope and 550 paracord tied off. I went for a macro picture with my camera and found that it was slightly soft at f/2 as many people have said throughout the fujifilm community. Oh well, next time, I’ll shoot at f/2.8 and call it a day.

Tallahassee, FL. Tuesday August 31, 2021. Fufjifilm X100T

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This morning I spontaneously decided to take a photo of my workspace and post it online for the world to see. I’ve been constantly refining the space to make it as functional as possible but it’s not 100% complete. I am however, happy of the progress and how it has allowed me to edit and produce films easier, especially with the 3 monitor set up. This isn’t a comprehensive article on my workspace — just wanted to get it out into the world. Let me know if you are interested in seeing or learning more!

—Vy Nguyen (March 11, 2021)

SPEC LIST

27" iMac

ASUS Monitor (Vertical)

OSEE Color Grading Monitor

G-Drive Hard drive (working)

LACIE External Hard drive (backup)

26 oz Yeti Rambler

Baron Fig Notebook

Baron Fig Pen

Opinel Knife

5 in One Color Pen

Ugmonk Mousepad

Assorted Books

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