When I first started photographing in DC, it was of energetic and stylish nights on the town. After going full time last January (almost a year ago, yikes!), I spent a large part of 2013 building my photography business and working on exciting client projects, which left little time for those spontaneous snaps. Definitely not a bad thing - I'm excited about everything that's happened and can't wait to keep working hard and growing my little business in 2014. BUT! I miss those photos, so when I got the new Fujifilm x100s compact camera two weeks ago, I vowed to carry it religiously and make more spontaneous personal work.
For non-photo nerds, the x100s is a petite, retro-looking compact camera that has photographers near and far swooning and shelving their giant DSLRs in favor of this tiny photographic powerhouse. It has a big, powerful sensor that makes it so the camera performs well in low light, a leaf shutter that makes syncing with lights a dream, and is stylish. Style and substance, for sure. I'd been reading about it for a while, so when I won the PDN The Scene contest I used my winnings to get my own. I've been taking it through it's paces in natural light, but I can't wait to hook it up with my lights. Once I do, I'll put together a full review here, so stay tuned.
In the meantime, I just thought I'd share a few photos from the weekend. I stopped by District Gala and saw some friends (including the stunning KC Ellis Sledd, pictured in above), went to a kindred spirit birthday/holiday party at Refinery29 editor Holly Thomas' pad, and celebrated my birthday (thus the silly hats). Now I'm cozy and getting ready for a trip to Vermont for the holidays. Happy winter!