September Photo Update: Fujifilm Festival and Photoville

This past month, I got the opportunity to attend two incredible photography events.  As photographers, we often work alone so when we get the rare opportunity to attend events within our community, it leaves us inspired with a new perspective. 

The 2017 Fujifilm Festival was a weekend filled with workshops and classes taught by Fujifilm X-Photographers of all different styles and backgrounds.  From video to fine art, wedding photography to travel, there were classes for every photographer.  The festival was at the beautiful Public Hotel in Soho.  Attendees built their schedule out of the classes they most wanted to attend.  I checked out classes taught by Claire Rosen, Xyza Cruz Bacani, Kara Mercer, Dan Westergren, and many more fantastic Fujifilm X-Photographers.    


In addition to the classes and workshops, Fujifilm alsoshowed us their newest product, the X-E3.  Sleek and compact, the X-E3 is perfect for photographers that value minimalism and functionality.  This is the first X-Series camera that offers Bluetooth capability; instantly transfer photos to your smartphone.  The camera also offers 4K video recording and touchscreen operation. 

I felt the Fujifilm Festival feeling completely inspired and hankering to create new photography.  Here’s a video of the weekend:   

The next place I paid a visit to was Photoville in Brooklyn.  The festival is a little city built out of shipping containers, each with its own photography exhibition inside.  There are indoor and outdoor exhibitions, talks, workshops, food vendors, and a beer garden.  Leica was there with a loaner program: you could borrow any Leica camera for 90 minutes.  I took advantage of this and borrowed the Leica M 240 and a Leica M Monochrom Typ 246.  Here are some images I shot with the cameras:

I also joined Leica for Expose the Night: Long Exposure Photography workshop and Photo Walk led by Antonio DiBenedetto.  I can’t think of a better place to try out Night Photography than Dumbo.  The gleaming lights of the city skyline paired with the Brooklyn Bridge over the water made for incredible photographic opportunities.


Here’s a short video of Photoville: