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Have you ever tried this?! Street photography with the Fujifilm X100V - My secret weapon!

  • Published on Dec 31, 2022 veröffentlicht
  • Have you ever tried this?! Street photography with the Fujifilm X100V - My secret weapon!
    This is a HUGE street photography tip for all beginners and experienced street photographers like myself. if you are ever stuck in a superb location with your Fujifilm x100v or older models, but not finding anything inspiring. Remember it's 'secret weapon'.. make sure to practice using the camera with this setting on too! You can of course just keep a screw-on filter in your camera bag for any other camera type
    I hope you enjoy the vid
    Ga :-)
    #streetphotography #x100v #fujifilmx100v

Comments • 178

  • Damien Quirke
    Damien Quirke Month ago +2

    Great stuff again Gareth. This has always been my problem. Technically I really love the bike shots (I all too often get caught up in the technicalities - but it s all learning for sure) - the slow shutter, low angle, the waiting and everything it took to capture those wonderful images. But if I wanted to hang any on my wall it would be 1 for that raw old style and 9. Keep them coming and I hope you have something coming from your recent trip to Ireland.

  • Artlover
    Artlover 2 months ago +3

    I like both bike shots but the second one is phenomenal . One thing does annoy me about the shots = its the bridge lamp cutting through the tower on H of P . Even though (I think) the H of P aren't your focal point and the bridge lamp is beautiful it still annoys me ! Many thanks for all your great tips at the end of the vid, I take a lot from them.

  • Julian Heritage
    Julian Heritage 2 months ago +5

    Those conditions in that location were epic. Love the long exposure bike images, great idea 👍 Happy New Year to you Gareth, appreciate your content over the years

    • Gareth Danks
      Gareth Danks  2 months ago

      Same to you! thanks so much for the support over the years! :-)

  • terrymorganphotography

    Another great and natural (and helpful) video Gareth, thank you. You asked for a favourite image, and I'll have to say No. 9. Whilst I can see the artistry of the cyclist shots ( and the serendipity of the shot with the guy framed in the passing bike frame ) I like the simplicity and tones of the wheel almost magically emerging from the fog . Each to their own, but that's the one I would have been happiest with when I got home .

  • Tony Allen
    Tony Allen 2 months ago +5

    Love the bike shots Gareth. For me the second one works best because the bike is more defined. They may not be street photography but the shots of the London Eye are fantastic. Love the portrait shot where the wheel drifts in and out of the mist at the top and bottom of the frame 👍

    • Gareth Danks
      Gareth Danks  2 months ago +1

      thanks so much mate!! really kind of you! HNY :-)

  • a paul
    a paul 2 months ago +12

    This is an unusually good video, thank you. The work produced eg the bike scene is first class, but I really liked the way you talk through your thinking as you take the photos. (By the way, I don't think the music added to the photos benefits them and it is not necessary.) There were good suggestions afterwards as well which I can use. It's a bit early to say it is one of the best videos of the year (it is January 1st!), but it is well worth watching several times.

    • Carme Pla
      Carme Pla Month ago

      @GarethDanks Mostly agree with apaul776's comment except for the music!! I love it!! I think it goes so well with your video, which is gold!!!

    • Gareth Danks
      Gareth Danks  2 months ago +2

      Hey thanks mate. Really made my morning reading that. So pleased you like the pics. I take the music comment on tho it’s a difficult one. I’d put guitar behind all my pics but most like more modern stuff. Happy new year mate.

  • Shane Henderson
    Shane Henderson 2 months ago

    Great video, I really liked listening to your thoughts on shooting! 7 and 9 were my favourites. In 9, the way the the structure just fades into the sky is fantastic. Amazing work!

  • Ash Patel
    Ash Patel 2 months ago +2

    Hey Gareth, it was great to meet you at the photo walk after the Sean Tucker talk. This is a great video and the suggestions in the second half are brilliant. Slow shutter speeds and ICM are some things that I want to try more this year.
    For me shots 3. 8 and 9 really stand out.

    • Gareth Danks
      Gareth Danks  2 months ago +1

      Hey ash great to meet you too. It was a great few days. Appreciate your kind comment. Hope to catch you again

  • Bob H
    Bob H 2 months ago +1

    Thanks for the video. I always learn something from you. Shots #1 and #7 stand out for me and they seem like unrepeatable shots, or at least very difficult to repeat.

    • Gareth Danks
      Gareth Danks  2 months ago

      Thanks mate. Nice of you. 👍🏻😁

  • Lewis Adams
    Lewis Adams 2 months ago

    For me the best thing about this video was the interaction with that Dave! I love these kinds of moments as they make your day better & it connects you with people! Great video & love the images made!

  • Dan Grove
    Dan Grove 2 months ago +1

    #7 is mega!!! The shot is still fantastic without the guy but he makes it so unique. Great ideas re having projects etc, I will def be looking to try more long exposure stuff and being more deliberate as opposed to just snapping away. Happy new year!

  • Jack Maher
    Jack Maher 2 months ago

    Great stuff Gareth, I really enjoyed watching you work a scene to get as much out of it as possible, that's a pretty good lesson for anyone.

  • Stewart Chambers
    Stewart Chambers 2 months ago

    Great video mate - interesting to see how you see the scene and also nice to get an insight into all the chats with passers-by - help reinforce the notion that it's ok to be out shooting and get involved in chats, engage with passers-by and other photographers etc

    • Gareth Danks
      Gareth Danks  2 months ago +1

      Hey man. Great seeing you. You almost made it in the first vid. Bit of broll with you sat outside. Haha. I always chat but never leave that bit in the vids. Lots have enjoyed it so will from now on I think 😁

    • Stewart Chambers
      Stewart Chambers 2 months ago

      shots 6 and 8 were my favourites from the end sequence too

  • Julie Boyle
    Julie Boyle 2 months ago

    Another great insight into street photography. My favourites are 5, 8 and 9. Thanks for sharing.

  • Steve McClanahan
    Steve McClanahan 2 months ago

    I liked photo #3 the best. You could tell it was a bike passing you but it was a bit more abstract. I really appreciate the entertaining foggy walk around Big Ben! I miss London!

    • Gareth Danks
      Gareth Danks  2 months ago

      Hey thanks so much Steve. Nice of you!

  • Ted Brolin
    Ted Brolin 2 months ago +1

    #7 is fantastic - a great example of a brilliant idea being kicked up an extra notch by a bit of lucky timing! Love it! 👏📸😃

  • QualityChap
    QualityChap 2 months ago

    Something about the simplicity of that #9 shot that I just love. Great video!

  • Danny Wootton
    Danny Wootton 2 months ago

    Thanks - I love the bike shots , I think the number four is my favourite with the separation between the handle bars and the lights

  • RandomNameHere
    RandomNameHere 2 months ago

    4. & 7 if I had to choose. I think the rectangles in 3 are from a flashing bike light and it’s an interesting effect but it probably adds too much emphasis to the left hand side of the frame.

  • Erin Joy
    Erin Joy 2 months ago

    These were incredible! I loved #7 but they were all amazing. I’m sorry if I missed it but what film simulation did you use for the b&w?

    • Gareth Danks
      Gareth Danks  2 months ago +1

      Thanks so much Erin. Nice of you. Always acros +r mate. Nothing special.

  • Richard Boot
    Richard Boot 2 months ago

    You've got some amazing images on a day I would have given up on Gareth, just goes to show what opportunities I must miss, Rich

  • Paula Simson
    Paula Simson 2 months ago

    Number 1 and 4 were my favourites, but it was a tough choice. Lots of good advice that got my creative juices flowing.

  • David Duffy
    David Duffy 2 months ago

    Love the bike shots, 3 & 7 for me - think that distant couple and their closeness tells a little story of its own 😊

  • andy banks
    andy banks 2 months ago

    Happy new year Gareth , don't be so hard on yourself , best wishes, keep up the good work 🙏

  • gnuhapi
    gnuhapi 2 months ago

    Excellent presentation- I wish I had seen it before 5 December when I was walking around the exact spot looking for "something different".

    MJARNOLD 2 months ago

    Excellent images Gareth. I especially like your use of black & white with the mist. I really like #9; but, #7 is fantastic. Happy New Year. 🎉

  • sshapiro63
    sshapiro63 2 months ago

    This is a very good video. Consider adding a mini tripod to your kit. I always carry one with my X100V, along with a remote release.

  • Josh Dowler
    Josh Dowler 2 months ago +8

    I love photographers interacting with each other and chatting, it's great to see.

    • Gareth Danks
      Gareth Danks  2 months ago +1

      It’s definitely got a lot better recently. I talk to lots and most are very friendly. We’re all learning Ay 😁

    • Josh Dowler
      Josh Dowler 2 months ago +1

      @Gareth Danks Nah it's nice to see, photographers can get a bad rep from the touchy pixel peepers you see in forums but these interactions you sometimes get are nice and show theres a good community,

    • Gareth Danks
      Gareth Danks  2 months ago +1

      thanks mate.. i wasnt sure whether to cut them bits haha

  • The Bus Driver Photographer

    My favourite part of this video and it’s something I’d love to see a lot more of is the part around the London eye
    The reason why is because it wasn’t street or landscape
    Which is the norm
    But showed creativity and really showed your photographers eye
    I would say that sequence in the video was what I would call general photography ie not sticking to a genre
    I would absolutely love to see you out on a photo trip not sticking to street or landscape and just see what you can get out of the scene around you

    • The Bus Driver Photographer
      The Bus Driver Photographer 2 months ago

      @Gareth Danks and happy new years to yourself and family

    • The Bus Driver Photographer
      The Bus Driver Photographer 2 months ago

      @Gareth Danks no worries thought I’d comment on here help the YT algorithm lol
      Also you said you were disappointed not taking the cliche shot
      Got me thinking if and how a pro photographer like yourself could photograph say the Elizabeth tower or any other landmark ie the honey shot as you called it but come up with something different like the London eye shot
      Would be an interesting challenge I think
      Especially if you got a few together say you Roman and Gary
      Now that would be a good video

    • Gareth Danks
      Gareth Danks  2 months ago +1

      cheers darren mate.. ill give it some thought! HNY :-)

  • Brandon Becerra
    Brandon Becerra Month ago

    3:10 its a nice shot! is like an old photograph mix with the future with those guys holding their phones. this is art man!

  • Mac Jim
    Mac Jim 2 months ago

    Yes, image stabilisation in the Mk 6 please, Fujifilm! Keep a good grip on that X100v; they’re highly sought after and hard to find… I was offer £911 for mine in a trade-in… decided to keep it (I had thought I’d buy the X-T5 but decided I don’t need it).
    I use the X100v & a GRIIIX for street photography, so you have me puzzled by the title, Ga.
    Happy new year to you… 🎉🎉🎉🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

  • Roberto San Román
    Roberto San Román 23 days ago

    Hi Gareth...great video. I follow you and Sean Tucker from Spain. I started watching Clip-Share videos on photography during the pandemic and grew addicted to it.. 😂😂😂, and it has the advantage of helping me improve my English. My favorite is #5 for the idea of a passing ciclist is dead clear, and I appreciate the gesture of the girl at the backgroung. And I love # 8 & 9 for the mist and edition. They're great. I spent a week in London last August with my son, and stayed in an apartment just 10 minutes away from Westminster Bridge, so I greatly enjoyed this video. I enjoyed an awful lot taking pics of the city

  • T. Adams
    T. Adams 2 months ago

    Really educational and motivating. Just subscribed. Keep this coming.

  • Paul Burwood
    Paul Burwood 2 months ago

    Superb video Gareth with some fab tips. I'm very lucky as I live only 45 minutes on the tube from the centre of London, so get up there quite often, but will certainly try some of your suggestions. 5, * & 9 for me. Cheers and Happy New Year.

  • John H Pettigrew
    John H Pettigrew 2 months ago

    Cool video Gareth, I liked the first bike shot #1, some cracking images mate an inspiration as always, I made the opposite mistake in my video, I concentrated on ICM and missed a lot of opportunities., Thanks for sharing and a very Happy New Year.

  • Garry Delday
    Garry Delday 2 months ago

    Some really nice images Gareth, can’t make my mind up between 1, 7 or 9 🤔 1 typifies modern times where everyone are on their mobiles and totally oblivious of what’s going on around them. 7 the framing of the guy within the bike frame was perfect, probably never achieve that again and 9 is right up my street, simple, minimalist and the line of carriages disappearing into the fog is superb 👌🎡

  • Paul Shutts
    Paul Shutts 2 months ago

    I'd be happy with any of those Gareth, but 7&1 in that order are my favourites.

    ELTIN JONES 2 months ago

    Let's put it this way. I'd have been happy to have taken any of them. Especially the GROUND shots 📷

  • Chris Burnard
    Chris Burnard 2 months ago

    Thank you Gareth. As inspiring as ever. Happy New year.

  • David Ellinsworth
    David Ellinsworth 2 months ago +1

    Enjoyed that mate. Shot 5 is my favourite of that group. Shot 9 is lovely... David Pearce inspiration right there. We must get out and shoot soon... will be in touch

    • David Ellinsworth
      David Ellinsworth 2 months ago

      @Gareth Danks bollocks to luminar 😂

    • Gareth Danks
      Gareth Danks  2 months ago +1

      Haha. Yeah he loves that kinda shot Ay. Wonder if he knows skyleum can fake fog. Apparently 😁

  • Ian Wilkinson
    Ian Wilkinson 2 months ago

    #s 7, 8 and 9 are my favourites. But I would have been happy with any one of the final shots, 'cos I'm too self-conscious in public :(

  • Dianne Robbins
    Dianne Robbins 2 months ago

    They are all fab. This has given me ideas to go Brisbane and shoot slow shutter speed around the Brisbane river. I like number 2 and number 9

  • Michael Honkomp
    Michael Honkomp Month ago

    Love the black and white styling. Was that a film sim in camera or editing after? I really liked image 5. Something about the people in the backgrounds positioning.

  • Joe Lopez
    Joe Lopez 2 months ago

    Thanks for taking us along. Really nice frames.

  • Thomas Hill
    Thomas Hill 2 months ago

    Love the nd idea. You might want to try popping a Manfrotto MP3 in your bag. Probably street photography heresy but put it on your camera and now everything is a tripod (bins, railings, floor etc)

  • Mac Jim
    Mac Jim 2 months ago

    Ga, have you done a video on using the ND filter in the X100v? Maybe an idea for one… I think I used it one (accidentally switched it on when I had the camera for a short while) but never since… don’t know when to use it in all honesty.

  • Chris Hunt
    Chris Hunt 2 months ago

    #7 is my fave. Love it when passers by look at the camera being nosey. 😂😂😂

  • Harry P
    Harry P 2 months ago

    Top shot for me was the pods on the London Eye. Yeh good advice ill take from this is experiment with a fall back project, tinker with shutter speeds. 👍

    • Gareth Danks
      Gareth Danks  2 months ago

      thanks harry! really nice of you mate

  • Shotsby20th
    Shotsby20th 2 months ago

    Those conditions 😮😮😮😍
    Awesome video lad

  • Brian Egerton
    Brian Egerton 2 months ago

    Now, that would have been a perfect few days, few hours of photography, Sean Tucker Talk then photo walk with Josh thrown in the mix, who better to have with you on a night walk? Then to top it off, wake up to conditions like that.
    I’m not jealous, honestly Gareth 😂
    Great set of images mate but please, stop doubting yourself, you know how good you are but striving for perfection seems to be holding you back.

    • Gareth Danks
      Gareth Danks  2 months ago

      Hey Brian mate. Thanks for the comment. Yeah was a great trip. That morning was a fluke as I wasn’t meant to be in London then haha. Frozen van was enough of an excuse 😂 what makes you think I’m doubting myself mate? Though I believe your only as good as your last job. So I do worry a lot. 😁

  • aztechuhs
    aztechuhs 2 months ago

    Bro…your channel is super underrated! Great shots ! Cheers from the US.

  • Pam Lambros
    Pam Lambros 2 months ago

    Another great video. I really appreciate your approach.

  • martinagius_streetphotography

    The 7th one is my favourite one, pretty awesome.

  • Luite, that's me.
    Luite, that's me. 2 months ago

    Man that picture at 8:29 is so good, lovely shot!

  • simonjv5
    simonjv5 2 months ago

    Top bloke : Talks sense : Very inspirational : Plus takes epic photos!!

  • Steve Wass
    Steve Wass 2 months ago

    Brilliant video as usual 👏 best shot it's between 7 and 9. Happy New Year.

  • Ryan Harris
    Ryan Harris 2 months ago +1

    Hard to choose a favourite G! But I love image number 1!

    • Gareth Danks
      Gareth Danks  2 months ago

      Thanks so much ryan mate. 😁👍🏻

  • Dylan Goldby
    Dylan Goldby 2 months ago

    06:59 - Take a look at Manfrotto's "Large Pocket Tripod" for something like this. I love that little thing.

  • Phil Simpson
    Phil Simpson 2 months ago

    Do you find being left eye dominant an issue with the 100v? Great video. Thank you x

    • Gareth Danks
      Gareth Danks  2 months ago

      Haha yeah I have glasses for very close up. Hate them haha

    • Mac Jim
      Mac Jim 2 months ago +1

      @Gareth Dankstime for glasses matey, comes to us all (well, except those luck bar stewards who have 20:20 vision 🤬🤣).

    • Gareth Danks
      Gareth Danks  2 months ago

      Sometimes.. tho i cant (shouldnt) use my left eye now as its buggered.. checking sharpness i somtimes use my right eye.. i wish i was RE dominant

  • Mati Levo
    Mati Levo 2 months ago

    Thanks for the video. The number one and seven are my favourites

  • Jason Fisk
    Jason Fisk 2 months ago

    I liked the first one more than the others. Kinda looks like it was shot on film in the 50's.

  • GeoffM Photography
    GeoffM Photography 2 months ago

    Good one with fine shots. Bike No. 2 on the bridge my favourite. Also the wheel.

  • sdney shaw
    sdney shaw 2 months ago

    I love 2-7th frame!! Can you share your B&W settings ?

  • Paul Atkins
    Paul Atkins 2 months ago

    Love the videos; great bike shot too. Cheers 👋

  • Neil Purcell
    Neil Purcell 2 months ago

    For me, 4 and 5 of the bike shots. Just hard to choose between them, but it’s the perfect positioning of the lamp between the biker and handlebars that makes it for me. London Eye, second one, a classic into the mist shot. Love them! But -5 in the van, man! No sleep for the wicked, eh? 😂

  • Dana Dane
    Dana Dane 2 months ago

    I was todays years old when I realized the x100v has a tilt out screen 🤦🏽‍♂️ great shots none the less

  • nodnnerb
    nodnnerb 2 months ago

    Amazing shots bud. What recipe were these taken with? Looking forward to a great year of shooting

    • Gareth Danks
      Gareth Danks  2 months ago +1

      thanks mate.. always the standard acros +r mate HNY :-)

  • Zeno Watson
    Zeno Watson 2 months ago

    Another great vid, keep up the great work

  • Gavin Brown
    Gavin Brown 2 months ago

    Love the channel Gareth. Keep up the brilliant work. HNY.

    • Gareth Danks
      Gareth Danks  2 months ago

      Happy new year! thanks so much Gavin!

  • cher randall
    cher randall 2 months ago

    #2 bike shot was my fave 😊

  • Lee Hargreaves
    Lee Hargreaves 2 months ago

    Photo 6. There's enough bike to be recognisable without taking your eye off the clock tower. Photo 1. Because I'm a bit obsessed about having images of people on their phones. In the not too distant future people will remark on how strange it was (like seeing photos of people smoking in bars and restaurants seems today).
    I actually don't like photo 7. I don't know where to look. My eyes are all over the place, trying to figure out what's going on, what it's a photo of.
    Some people may think this is a sign of a good image because of those same reasons (it's all subjective right?).
    Great channel btw Gareth.
    FYI. I have a £8 Silicon wrap (Ebay) on my Fuji X100V for exactly the same benefits you got from that L-bracket. I highly recommend them. It's grippy and protects against annoying scratches (that ultimately devalue the resale value). I found myself being a bit too "precious" about it before.

  • Alfonsden
    Alfonsden 2 months ago

    Liked both 7 and 9 so it’s a draw for me 50/50 Happy New Year 🥳

  • Peter Arnold
    Peter Arnold 2 months ago

    I loved shot number 4, with the guy appearing behind the blurry bike.

  • Nick Bustin
    Nick Bustin 2 months ago

    Just started to follow you, really interesting. Got very excited (sad bas***) about the London Eye images, so those plus shot 1 for me. Cheers, Nick

  • Troy Nesby
    Troy Nesby 2 months ago

    Would love to try it, but can’t find this camera anywhere due to the hype.

    WAQAS FAISAL 2 months ago +1

    Wow This one Looks So Beautiful to understand fogy Morning notes 📝 prospective and My Favourite all 3 Images passing through bike 🚵‍♀️ 🚲 🚴‍♂️ 🚳 🖤🖤🖤

    • Gareth Danks
      Gareth Danks  2 months ago

      Hey thanks faisal. Not seen you for a while.

  • Damian G
    Damian G 2 months ago +2

    Happy New Year and thank you for the great videos

    • Gareth Danks
      Gareth Danks  2 months ago +1

      thanks so much Damian appreciate it!! HNY :-)

  • Aaron
    Aaron 2 months ago

    Which hand grip plate are you using?

  • Ian Scott
    Ian Scott 2 months ago +1

    I was in London a few months back, and I took a couple of photos from the "honey pot" location, they're neither here nor there to be honest, would fog have made for better photos, probably but who knows? But when you're there there's short a tunnel to your right that just goes under the bridge, and for me thats where the better photo opportunity is. There's more chance of people. Admittedly theres no parliament in the shot either but I think a better shot of that can be had from the other side of the road towards the wheel.

    • Gareth Danks
      Gareth Danks  2 months ago +1

      Hey ian. Thanks for watching mate. Yeah I took that shot a few weeks ago. Nice for long exposures.

  • Steve Corby
    Steve Corby 2 months ago

    Love the bikes shot, my favorite is 7.

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  • John Lindsey Photography
    John Lindsey Photography 2 months ago +1

    Fantastic video again. Happy new year and all the best for 2023.

  • William David
    William David 2 months ago

    truly excellent

  • Edward Martins
    Edward Martins Month ago

    The number one key to shooting with the Fuji X100V is finding one for sale anywhere.... so far it aint happening anywhere.

  • Julian Baird Photography

    If I get one great shot I'm a happy bunny! I really enjoyed those shots of the eye.

    • Gareth Danks
      Gareth Danks  2 months ago +1

      If not your “hopping” see what I did there haha. Thanks mate. 😁

  • Rich N
    Rich N 2 months ago

    Enjoyed that - any chance of a regular podcast??

    • Rich N
      Rich N 2 months ago

      @Gareth Danks why not? I think it would be very successful. There’s definitely a gap in the market for a landscape,street, gear focussed one. There are a few out there but they’re so sporadic.

    • Gareth Danks
      Gareth Danks  2 months ago

      haha.. i actually thought about this.. just me tho? really? i tried to line up interviews for it tho

  • peter smitham
    peter smitham 2 months ago

    3,4,5 & 9…all great!…❤

  • Andreas Kuehl
    Andreas Kuehl 2 months ago

    Hi Gareth,
    my top one is number "1" second is "4".
    I wisch you a Happy new Year and Healthy.
    Kindly regards,

    • Gareth Danks
      Gareth Danks  2 months ago

      thanks so much Andreas!! HNY mate!:-)

  • Alberto
    Alberto 2 months ago

    So... what was the X100V secret weapon?

  • Tom Paste
    Tom Paste 17 days ago

    FYI Big Ben is the name of the bell, not the tower. I believe that's the Elizabeth tower

  • Dave Gain
    Dave Gain 2 months ago

    For me number 7 . The guy looking into the camera through the bike makes it .

  • 4Kandlez
    4Kandlez 2 months ago

    1 and 7 would be my choice

  • sam durrant
    sam durrant 2 months ago

    No 2 for me it’s amazing

  • Andy Newton Photography

    I think your fave would be #7 but i really like #9. HNY

  • Loïc Simon
    Loïc Simon 2 months ago

    4:23 i took so long to get it😂😂

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  • Mac Jim
    Mac Jim 2 months ago +1

    For those who moaned about Fuji fitting a flip screen on the X100v… are you watching this? 👅🤣

  • Bern's Channel
    Bern's Channel 2 months ago

    1 & 4 are 🔥

  • John Gonzales
    John Gonzales 2 months ago

    3 with the flashing bike light 😊