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The First 100 Days with the X100S

How have my first 100 days with the Fuji X100S been? In a nutshell: awesome!

I have an almost-daily appreciation for this amazing little camera. But, I think that appreciation is easy to take for granted when you have just that myopic day-to-day view.  So, I just recently thought–wouldn’t it be nice to take a step back and look at the greater body of work it’s helped me achieve? I can only go back so far in time– as the camera has not been available all that long (my condolences to those who are *still* waiting!), but I decided to pick out a handful of my favorites over the first 100 days of owning the camera. So, I did that and realized that it was not all that easy–unless I wanted a huge collection of them. There are a ton of photos that I really like, but for whatever reason–sometimes not even clear to me–I kicked them to the curb. Sorry, friend! And so I ended up with this selection. I notice some themes. Considering more than 95% of them are just my personal (non-work) shots, there’s a heavy amount of my daughter. She makes a beautiful, yet sometimes challenging subject (which is 1/2 the fun!) I am also beginning to realize that I really love clouds. They are always changing, unique, and are pieces of art unto themselves–whether the centerpiece or just an accent in the frame. And what I’m reminded of is what the X100S (and X100) can be for a photographer. It can be many things. It can be the camera for those family photos, landscape photos, street photography, wedding photography, portrait photography, travel photography, etc, etc. Despite having just the fixed 35mm equivalent lens–it’s a versatile, compact, quiet, and just all around powerful image making machine. I really look forward to having it by my side over the next 100 days. And 100 after that. Ok… I’ve babbled on enough–let’s have a look at a sampling from my first 100 days with the X100s!

Fuji X100S Landscape

Fuji X100S Street

Fuji X100S Family

Fuji X100S Clouds

Fuji X100S Portrait

Fuji X100S Flare

Fuji X100S Colorado

Fuji X100S black white

Fuji X100S children

Fuji X100S auto focus

Fuji X100S pet

Fuji X100S reflection

Fuji X100S sky

Fuji X100S daughter

Fuji X100S wildlife

Fuji X100S art

Fuji X100S family

Fuji X100S street photography

Fuji X100S minimal

Fuji X100S candid

Fuji X100S landscapes

Fuji X100S wedding

Fuji X100S macro

Fuji X100S architecture

Fuji X100S photos

Fuji X100S photography

Fuji X100S natural light

Fuji X100S architecture

Fuji X100S miniatures

Fuji X100S negative space

Fuji X100S artistic

Fuji X100S landscape photography

Fuji X100S weddings

Fuji X100S mirror

Fuji X100S Denver

Fuji X100S colors

Fuji X100S wedding photography

Fuji X100S colorado

I hope you enjoyed those as much as I enjoyed taking them! Feel free to stick around and look at some more photos on the blog here and also follow me on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/BrianKraftPhotography


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24 Responses

  1. Were you using any of the filters ( such as film) with these shots, or are they pretty much just as is?

    June 19, 2013 at 7:34 am

    • I am not using any of the in-camera processing. I’m shooting RAW and manually processing them in Lightroom.

      June 19, 2013 at 1:04 pm

  2. if this is your first 100 day, your next 100 days are going to make my head explode!!! these are freaking awesome! the baseball stadium tilt shot is my favorite.

    June 19, 2013 at 3:12 pm

  3. great series, love the otter shot :-)

    June 19, 2013 at 5:33 pm

  4. dkaplan74

    Are you using any film emulations on these photos with Lightroom like VSCO of NIK?

    June 19, 2013 at 5:34 pm

  5. So many amazing shots!! Can’t wait to see the next 100 days 😉

    June 19, 2013 at 8:18 pm

  6. Dude, I saw ‘100 days’ and I thought I might have to scroll a bit… but EVERY SINGLE IMAGE hooked me. AMAZING. Thank you for sharing this! Every bit of it is beautiful.

    June 19, 2013 at 8:24 pm

  7. Yeah, that was just alright… Brilliant, seriously.

    June 19, 2013 at 11:44 pm

  8. Brian! Wow .. these are amazing. I want.. I want!

    You have a great eye man!

    June 20, 2013 at 3:17 am

  9. Bernie

    Hi Brian,

    like your pictures and your pp. Also in the process of getting a 100s.

    Would it be possible to have a couple of your pictures, the ones with the soft tones pp, like the one with the two girls at the children park, in DNG format?

    This way it also keep all the LR pp. You open them in LR and see immediately the position of all sliders/setting.


    June 20, 2013 at 6:27 am

  10. Awesome. Bloody awesome!!

    June 20, 2013 at 9:00 am

  11. Really cool! I love that second black and white!

    June 20, 2013 at 10:26 am

  12. This. is. Incredible!

    June 20, 2013 at 5:10 pm

  13. Lovely work, mate. Some awesome shots in there!

    June 20, 2013 at 9:27 pm

  14. you are making it awfully hard to not spend more money on gear with this post! super super awesome shots!

    June 20, 2013 at 9:28 pm

  15. Great selection of photos Brian! I’m midway through something similar myself:


    Keep enjoying the camera 😉

    August 28, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    • Thanks for sharing, Mark! Very enjoyable photos! Please let me know when you’ve done the 2nd half. Cheers!

      September 2, 2013 at 11:13 pm

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    November 28, 2013 at 6:13 pm

  17. You continue to inspire me as a photographer, and a a consumer. Might have to get that camera just to play!

    December 28, 2013 at 9:11 am

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  21. flokon

    Hi there!

    Been using the X100s myself for half a year now, and read everything I can find on the web about this little gem. I have to say that the stuff you show here is the best output I’ve seen so far.

    Keep up the inspiring work, and take care!

    August 2, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    • Hey, thanks so much! I appreciate the kind words. Have fun shooting!

      August 4, 2014 at 10:18 am

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