I have read that photography is the art of writing with light, so everything gets complicated when the light is poor. Sofia has launched an interesting challenge for us.

The cameras, the mobiles, manage the light better and better, but if we want to ensure a good shot and not be disappointed later, perhaps it will be better to work in manual and be the ones who decide the settings.

Whether it’s a sunset, sunrise or a dimly lit interior, we will have to use technique, a tripod or some light source will also help us.

In an exhibition on George Méliès I really enjoyed portraying the automata from the film Hugo by Martin Scorsese.

My little X100 behaves very well in low light, its maximum F2 aperture and managing high ISO very well.

Exposición George Méliès
Fujifilm X100 – 23 mm – 1/40 f/2 ISO 3200

I love to take pictures when we go out for some “tapas”. A few years ago, I used to carry a backpack and a bunch of gadgets, my old Sony A350 didn’t work well at high ISO. Now I use my mobile, I go lighter, I finish earlier and I enjoy tapas and vermouth for longer.

Sony A350 – 18 mm – 0,5s F5 ISO 100
Paul Newman
Fujifilm X100 – 23 mm. – F2 1/50 ISO 800

Paul Newman’s gaze can illuminate our hearts and any corner…

Well, maybe the lamp also helped and of course my little X100.

In this image of the beautiful Alfredo Kraus auditorium in Palma de Mallorca, I wanted to highlight the lighting, so I closed the aperture and looked for a good point of support, lately I don’t usually travel with a tripod.

Auditorio Alfredo Kraus
Fujifilm XT-1 – XF18-55 – 3s F18 ISO 2000

Posted as part of Lens-Artists:  Low-Light


24 thoughts on “Low-Light

  1. Beautiful shots. I must say I did the same with every plate of tapas I had in Spain. This photo looks great; hope it tasted as good as it looks. I love that last photo. Handheld! I’m impressed

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    1. Thank you very much, the tapa was from an Argentine restaurant and it was delicious. Although I didn’t have a tripod, I looked for a good support for the camera.

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  2. I didn’t realize you use the Fuji X-T1. I’m a Fuji fan, too. I love your images here. The variety is wonderful. Paul Newman ❤️ . I love it. And an exhibition on Melies! Wonderful. I would have loved to see that. A great post, Ana.

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    1. I fell in love with the X100 when it came out in 2010 and we still have a great relationship. Then I added the XE1, which I later changed to the XT-1. I’m a Fuji girl!

      I ❤Newman!

      Thank you very much, Patti.

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  3. OH…man…I loved this. Tapas! the first picture of the Tapas made me long for Spain. The second gave me a chuckle as my husband would have said…”really”? And I would have said…yup. Please wait a second while we document this delicious yumminess. Good on you! . And you are right, Pauld Newman with goosebumps. Well done on the challenge. I found it kind of hard, and have learned many of my blogging friends, love this composition. Donna

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