10.11.2020 Luis Ascui

#SOOC: Luis Ascui x X-S10

Luis Ascui

Luis Enrique Ascui sinh ra ở Santiago, Chile, năm 1966 và làm phóng viên ảnh ở Nam Mỹ, Úc, Châu Âu và Đông Nam Á trong 28 năm qua. Năm 2000, anh nhận được giải thưởng Nikon về Phóng sự ảnh, qua công việc anh đã khám phá được những biến động chính trị và những thay đổi ở Indonesia. Anh đã thực hiện các dự án ở Afghanistan, Campuchia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka và Sarajevo. Tác phẩm của anh phản ánh mối quan tâm đến cuộc đấu tranh của con người để tồn tại trong điều kiện khắc nghiệt, tác động của chiến tranh và thảm họa vẫn là chủ đề mạnh mẽ giữa các hình ảnh về cuộc sống ở vùng kiểm soát Kabul của Taliban hoặc phạm vi tàn phá của sóng thần châu Á. Một khoản tài trợ từ Panos (Luân Đôn) để hỗ trợ tài liệu về văn hóa Maya ở Trung Mỹ năm 1994, cùng hình ảnh của Guatemala đã được trưng bày tại Hội nghị thượng đỉnh về Phát triển xã hội của Liên hợp quốc ở Copenhagen.

Anh hiện đang làm việc tại Melbourne.

Using X-S10 for 4 weeks in 2020

*The film and the images in the article come from the photographer’s reportage during COVID-19 lock down in Melbourne, Australia 2020

The camera is different to other X cameras by Fuji in its layout design. Earlier Fujifilm camera models have had a more traditional film camera design. It took a few days to learn how the design and menu system works and to be confident in using it.

One of the most impressive aspects of the design of this camera is the articulated screen which allowed me to photograph from so many different angles. This really is a standout feature of the camera because of the high resolution, and it’s something that sets it apart from other models. Even while shooting with sun glare, I could still see the frame clearly. The articulated screen and high resolution will be pop

X-S10 & XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR

Powerpack charging though a USBC input allows freedom to charge anywhere. The camera provides an external mic input for storytellers who want to record quality audio.

The viewfinder is a significant feature, as it’s clean and sharp. The camera info is not intrusive and didn’t disrupt my ability to focus on the composition of the image. This enables uninterrupted movement while shooting.

X-S10 & XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR

The autofocus for this camera was compatible with my other Fuji cameras, somewhat faster than the X-T3 and workflow was not disrupted by focus hunting.

A key advantage of this model is the in-built IBIS. For someone like me, who likes to shoot at low shutter speed, this is an asset and one that I hope all Fujifilm cameras will have in time.

X-S10 & XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR

For such a small camera, the body seems very solid and strong and definitely as though it could take a beating on any kind of adventure or travel shoots as well as covering robust and breaking news coverage, such as protests. It’s a perfect size and strength of body for street photography. Additionally, an important feature of the camera size is the grip design which allows proper handling of the camera with the dials at your fingertips. It allows quick changing of settings for photographers and videographers regardless of the size of their hands. Switching between the settings for stills and video, and custom settings, happens seamlessly. This is an important consideration for shooting on the run, for any kind of action images. This camera model has retained the small and discreet design that allows for unintrusive photographic shoots, and it has done so without losing quality of imaging. Street photographers will love it, particularly for its articulated screen.

X-S10 & XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR

X-S10 & XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR

With this camera I was asked to shoot on ACROS, which fits perfectly with my background as a documentary photographer and my work shooting black and white images. My early days in photography began with the use of black and white film and developing negatives, and this is a medium that I’ve continued to enjoy throughout my career. The film simulation of the FUJIFILM X-S-10 is excellent and has an authentic feel of shooting black and white which is rare among the major brands. For a digital camera to simulate black and white film images directly out of the camera, requiring very little post-production, if any, is a remarkable benefit for working photographers. Other cameras may produce a similar result but require post-production work, while this camera saves time for professionals working against the clock.

X-S10 & XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR

Diversity of lens usage is a benefit of this camera and will suit various travel photographers. Given the size, this is likely to be important for photographers who require quality of equipment but who also have weight considerations when carrying camera gear.