Congratulations to our Top Pic of the Week, Jason Mayers! Using his Fujifilm X-T1 and Fujinon XF 35mm f2 WR he captured this photos of his Dad and Milo. 

Like most, I took an interest in photography early on during high school after taking a few darkroom courses and mostly photographing friends. I began to feed my passion after I bought a Canon 30D to document the traveling I did with my family while we were living abroad during my time in the U.S. Air Force. Eventually, I upgraded to the Canon 6D and dived into portrait photography and spent a few months gaining experience with a few studio gigs, learning how to utilize flash in my portraiture work. About 3 years ago, I started a new chapter in my photo journey by going back to the basics and shooting most of my work completely on film after I picked up a Bronica SQ-A, which was my first medium format camera. This has allowed me to slow it down and really think before hitting the shutter and I have been able to incorporate this style of shooting into my digital work that is all done on the Fujifilm system which is my current setup.

Dad n' Milo

When making portraits, I prefer to start out with small conversation to create a casual and relaxed environment by taking photos in between the interaction. By doing this, you can also come away with some pretty good candid photos with this approach compared to a staged pose.

For this shot, I used my Fujifilm X-T1 paired with the Fujinon XF 35mm f2 WR which is a great combination for candid style photos if you’re trying to go unnoticed.

Lightroom is my go-to for editing because I like the function of being able to apply any adjustments made to one photo to multiple images which eases up my workflow.

Thank you, Jason, for allowing us to share these photos! Check out more of his photography on his Instagram profile @jay_mayers.

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