New York City is one of those places that just breathes life into you. Everywhere you look, there are beautiful people living their dreams and chasing greatness. Personally, It is hard to sleep there, as the options are limitless on what you want to do with your visit.
This trip was a quick one. I went to attend the VIP launch of 2017 additions for Fujifilm. In my last post, I shared my experience shooting with the GFX 50S if you are interested in that. It was a grand event held at the High Line Hotel, equipped with every piece of Fujifilm gear you could ever want to get your hands on. As an X- Photographer, I love getting to test out new gear and see what they are up to next.
Aside from the event, I loved getting to catch up with friends and host a “Day in the Studio” with Fujifilm. It was incredible to have so many friends in one room equally as excited about the new X100F and GFX 50S. Adorama did a short film of the day that should be up shortly too!
Of course a visit to NYC isn’t complete without eating at all the cute restaurants & bakeries with friends. We explored many parts of Brooklyn Heights and I fell in love with the area. While there, my friend Karen and I snapped a few images of my favorite backpack from Ona. Let’s be real , a girl needs different camera bags for different adventures. This one is called the Leather Clifton. I LOVE the BLACK leather!! I feel like I am always photographed by fellow photographer friends, so a sleek bag is my best friend. This one was perfect for carrying one camera body, two lenses, my wallet, and of course the girly make-up necessities in the front zipper pocket.
I own three of their bags now! Yes, one may be enough for anyone not professionally carrying around gear at all times. Yet, I use a different one for day trips, commercial shoots/weddings, & getting around the city while still being able to carry my laptop. Also, some shoots require more gear while other times I just want to be able to snap a candid shot on the street. I took my black leather Prince Street bag with me to Jordan, which was discreet and unnoticeable as a camera bag. However for the more extensive traveling and carrying all my gear, I bring the Camps Bay Bag. I have taken this bag all over Europe and to many weddings. When traveling, photographers get much more hassle from security/customs with hard cases and obvious gear bags that scream “we aren’t just doing this for fun”. So this is my way of traveling to avoid that possibility all together.
All Images shot on Fujifilm X-T2 by Karen Obrist
Thanks to Karen for snapping these of me during my visit. Hope you all are having a wonderful Thursday! I am off to finish my presentation for WPPI. Anyone else going?! Come say hi and attend my class :).