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Markus Fischer: A year in 12 photographs taken with a Fuji X100

· 11.February.2016

I have to admit that the Fuji X100 nothing less than changed my Life. Since years i was shooting Nikon/Raw at work and i also did that for special occasions at home. But i always quarreled with the post production. Call me lazy but in the end it felt like work. Often i just used my phone to take pictures, wich I truly regret now.

Markus Fischer is a Swiss designer and photographer. He is a nature lover and his motto is “less is more”. Follow Markus on Twitter, Instagram and Flickr.

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In 2014 i bought the X100S after a friends advice. His pictures always amazed me so he couldn’t be that wrong. And it was like a relief. Such a small, cool camera with a high quality lens and sensor. No need for anything more. With this camera photography is a joyful pleasure, it is like playing around without limitations. I can operate with one hand and i don’t need an extra camera bag. That’s quite important as i am often on the road with my kids, there’s just no space for extra luggage and no free hand for switching lenses.

A second huge impact was my new workflow. I got myself one of those Eyefi-cards to transfer the pictures directly to my mobile. Some photographers maybe gasp, but from now on i did all the post production just using the VSCOcam app, on the go. That’s what i was looking for: fast and fun. And this workflow naturally simplified a very important part of the whole process: selection. After a shooting or at the end of the day i transfer only the few pictures that touches me, the rest: delete :: all :: yes.

Now 2015 was the first year I entirely spent with the X100. I upgraded to the X100T as soon it was released because now i was a 100% convinced about the whole system. The camera became my daily companion who is always ready. I never really missed the possibility of changing lenses, I would rather say the use of only one fixed lens has sort of soothed my photography and gave it a continuity over all.

I think it is a good opportunity to look back at the entire year and an interesting process to choose one single photo to represent a month. It made me think over again both about my photography and just about the busy year in general. But now have a look yourself. I would be happy if you could let me know about your thoughts in a comment. Both props and critics are welcome.

January 2015 | Fuji X100S, 1/110s f5.6 ISO 200 | VSCOcam HB2 preset Taken on a walk in the woods after lunch at work. Freezing cold, obviously.

January 2015 | Fuji X100S, 1/110s f5.6 ISO 200 | VSCOcam HB2 preset

Taken on a walk in the woods after lunch at work. Freezing cold, obviously.

 

February 2015 | Fuji X100S, 1/170s f4 ISO 400 | VSCOcam A6 preset Spent 2 days in the alps with bad weather to celebrate my sisters bithday.

February 2015 | Fuji X100S, 1/170s f4 ISO 400 | VSCOcam A6 preset

Spent 2 days in the alps with bad weather to celebrate my sisters bithday.

 

March 2015 | Fuji X100S, 1/110s f2 ISO 1600 | VSCOcam HB1 preset Cruising around Zurich by night after a exhibition visit with friends.

March 2015 | Fuji X100S, 1/110s f2 ISO 1600 | VSCOcam HB1 preset

Cruising around Zurich by night after a exhibition visit with friends.

 

April 2015 | Fuji X100T, 1/30s f2.8 ISO 320 | VSCOcam HB2 preset Right after unboxing the X100T i went on a photo walk in the old city of Aarau.

April 2015 | Fuji X100T, 1/30s f2.8 ISO 320 | VSCOcam HB2 preset

Right after unboxing the X100T i went on a photo walk in the old city of Aarau.

 

May 2015 | Fuji X100T, 1/60s f2 ISO 200 | VSCOcam A6 preset You would never guess there are a bunch of loud kids behind me. They didn’t kept me from taking this profoundly peaceful picture.

May 2015 | Fuji X100T, 1/60s f2 ISO 200 | VSCOcam A6 preset

You would never guess there are a bunch of loud kids behind me. They didn’t kept me from taking this profoundly peaceful picture.

 

June 2015 | Fuji X100T, 1/80s f3.6 ISO 200 | VSCOcam HB2 preset The view from my bedroom as a thunderstorm arrives.

June 2015 | Fuji X100T, 1/80s f3.6 ISO 200 | VSCOcam HB2 preset

The view from my bedroom as a thunderstorm arrives.

 

July 2015 | Fuji X100T, 1/1400s f5 ISO 200 | VSCOcam A6 preset Swim with a view after a short hike with friends and kids at the Fideriser Heuberge, Graubünden, Switzerland.

July 2015 | Fuji X100T, 1/1400s f5 ISO 200 | VSCOcam A6 preset

Swim with a view after a short hike with friends and kids at the Fideriser Heuberge, Graubünden, Switzerland.

 

August 2015 | Fuji X100T, 1/850s f5.6 ISO 400 | VSCOcam B5 preset Looking west along the Aare valley. The Gösgen powerplant in the afternoon sun.

August 2015 | Fuji X100T, 1/850s f5.6 ISO 400 | VSCOcam B5 preset

Looking west along the Aare valley. The Gösgen powerplant in the afternoon sun.

 

September 2015 | Fuji X100T, 1/30s f2 ISO 3200 | VSCOcam M5 preset I was waiting for the night train at Zurich Hardbrücke and just took a picture from the opposite track. The picture went on explore at Flickr and became my most viewed photograph there.

September 2015 | Fuji X100T, 1/30s f2 ISO 3200 | VSCOcam M5 preset

I was waiting for the night train at Zurich Hardbrücke and just took a picture from the opposite track. The picture went on explore at Flickr and became my most viewed photograph there.

 

October 2015 | Fuji X100T, 1/340s f4 ISO 400 | VSCOcam M5 preset A hike with friends and kids in the beautiful area above Partnun, Graubünden. Quite a postcard and the winning picture in a contest by the Swiss newspaper Tagesanzeiger.

October 2015 | Fuji X100T, 1/340s f4 ISO 400 | VSCOcam M5 preset

A hike with friends and kids in the beautiful area above Partnun, Graubünden. Quite a postcard and the winning picture in a contest by the Swiss newspaper Tagesanzeiger.

 

November 2015 | Fuji X100T, 1/60s f5 ISO 400 | VSCOcam HB1 preset Just one of those mornings on my way to work. I like fog more than sunshine. This also went on Flickr explore.

November 2015 | Fuji X100T, 1/60s f5 ISO 400 | VSCOcam HB1 preset

Just one of those mornings on my way to work. I like fog more than sunshine. This also went on Flickr explore.

 

December 2015 | Fuji X100T, 1.5s f5 ISO 400 | VSCOcam C9 preset A photo walk at night around the Aarau train station. The only shot i used a tripod.

December 2015 | Fuji X100T, 1.5s f5 ISO 400 | VSCOcam C9 preset

A photo walk at night around the Aarau train station. The only shot i used a tripod.

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