Simplifying

Fuji X-T1

I got rid of my Leica X2, Canon 70D, Ricoh GR, Olympus TG 820, and Nikon 1 J5 cameras along with all the gear that goes with them.  I am shrinking and simplifying my photography gear and making some other adjustments.  I have gone lighter and simpler.  I kept my Fujifilm X-T1 and prime lenses to photograph events, etc. at Homewood as well as for my personal photography.  I also plan to get rid of lots of straps, camera bags, etc.  In addition to the X-T1, I have kept my Lumix LF1.  I am keeping it temporarily for a pocket camera, to make close-ups, visual notes, etc.  I am the closest I have ever been to using only one camera and one lens at a time and simplifying my photography to match.

An even bigger change might be in what and how I photograph and blog about, but those changes are still in an incubation phase and, at the moment, only limited by my gear and subject availability.  Not having longer focal length zoom lenses will necessitate some changes.  While I am working this out and no longer trying new or different cameras and lenses, I will be photographing and blogging less.

One thing that has happened in the last month is that I have taken a larger percentage of pictures for Homewood and a smaller percentage for myself.  This shift might continue with my current lenses since I am in a better position for documentary or street photography.  Whether or not I will make that my primary personal style will depend upon my travel opportunities and how much variety in locations and subjects I can find; but, more Homewood photography and less personal photography usually means fewer pictures for my blog.