#StayHome with your Fuji – Submit your photos

Probably, at this very moment when you read these lines, you are stuck at home during the Coronavirus lockdown, looking out the window and imagining the pictures you could be taking right now.

  • Are you a landscape photographer, have you travelled halfway around the world to capture “that” photograph and, at this moment, the farther you go is from the bedroom to the living room?

  • Are you a street photographer, and find yourself trying to take candid photos of your wife/husband?

  • Are you a wildlife photographer, and last night were you chasing a spider on the kitchen ceiling?

  • Every morning you grab your camera and lenses, you prepare the camera bag, you watch two or three YouTube videos and then put everything back on the shelf?

Well, you’re not alone. We are all in the same situation. We, photographers, always need to have one or two ongoing projects, new images in the catalogue to edit, something that keeps us connected to this passion.

And thinking about it, WE HAVE A CHALLENGE FOR YOU!

How to participate?
The challenge we have for you is to document your life and those around you during the lockdown. Grab your camera and shoot some photos around the house.

For example, some candid moments of your family, portraits, self-portraits. A landscape? Why not? Maybe you will enjoy the view from your window in a different way. Do you live in the city? Perfect, you can certainly capture some interesting city views, neon lights, people passing by on the street. Including the frame of the window itself as a frame of the image? Yes, of course, it could be an interesting idea. Architectural photography inside your home could work as well.

You will be able to experiment with techniques you have never used before, such as light painting or double exposures, for example.

What we don’t want:

  • That you leave home to photograph. Stay inside. Please. Unless you have a garden, a yard or a terrace, and can come outside without breaking your self-isolation.

  • That you go get old photos from your archive to edit them again. That may be an excellent idea, but not for this challenge. Now we want new photos, taken during the lockdown.

  • Macros. Or abstract photographs taken to an extreme level. They might be interesting, but they are not representative of this period, you know? That kind of photos can be taken at any time and, at this moment, we want your photos to be explicit about this very particular context that we currently experience.

Summing up:

  • In the comments section below, post a photo taken during the lockdown, with a minimum of 1500 pixels on the long side;

  • Include a short introduction about yourself, how your interest in photography started;

  • Describe your favourite photography genre and how it influenced the photo you submitted;

  • A brief description of that photograph; The equipment used, settings, accessories (if applicable);

  • Include your name and the URL of your website or Instagram account.

A selection of those images and texts may be included in an upcoming issue of Fuji X Passion magazine.

58 Comments

  1. Okay, I’ll start! I’m Hugo, an amateur photographer, from Portugal.
    For a long time, I have this passion for the Documentary genre, seeing in Photography more than a form of artistic expression. Photography is, for me, an important means of recording meaningful events, for future memory. And I am not just referring to the work of photographers that I admire so much, like Sebastião Salgado, or Don McCullin. It can be something as simple, and as important, as our daily lives.
    How many times, when browsing the family albums, I look at someone and think “This person is already dead, he is no longer with us”. And I think about the good times that we have gone through, and that will no longer be repeated. Or I see pictures of my oldest son when he was a baby, who is now almost my height.
    But family photographs are just one example. I believe it’s also important to record, in the form of photographs, important events in our society, events with some significance. And without a doubt, we are experiencing one of those moments.
    My wife and I have been at home with our 3 children for about 6 weeks now, both working from here. And although this is easier for me, on the other hand, in the case of my wife, being a Classical Ballet teacher, it becomes more difficult, and every day she needs to push the boundaries of imagination and creativity.
    In our living room, a space was created and a Ballet barre was placed, thus improvising something that resembles a dance studio. In the mornings she prepares the classes and writes the choreographies, so that in the afternoon she can connect with her students by video conference to teach her classes in this way.
    And it was one of those morning moments that I captured in this photograph. Right after breakfast, still wearing her robe, preparing a class on the computer.

    – Equipment used: Fuji X-E3 and XF 35mm f/1.4, one of my favourite lenses all time.
    – Exif: Fuji X-E3 . XF 35mm F1.4R . 1/80″ . f/1,6 . ISO 1250
    – Post-processing: Adobe Lightroom, starting with the Kodak Tri-X 400 preset from VSCO, I added some contrast and clarity.

    With this simple setup, X-E3 and XF35mm F1.4, almost every day I capture our lives during the Coronavirus lockdown. I admit, these photographs are not something amazing and impactful, like those stunning images that we see every day on Instagram, taken in exotic places all over the world. These photos are just for my personal archive, which I know that I will want to revisit in a few years, when all this is just a past memory.

    Hugo
    https://www.hugopinho.com

    1. Hi Hugo, that’s incredible that your wife is able to continue to teach ballet throughout all of this. She’s a resilient woman.

    2. Thank you for creating this challenge. I love the fact that Fuji X Passion has the vision to inspire its readers to participate on the site. It looks like the community has a lot of talented photographers. Hugo, that’s for letting us in your life, great story and photograph.

      1. You’re right, Mark! It is a community full of talent and with fantastic people, willing to share their work, their stories, and to help other members.
        And thank you so much for taking the time to read my simple story 🙂

  2. Hepatica americana | 6 April, 2020 | FujiFilm X-T2 | Fujinon XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ 55 mm

    I live in a rural area of New Jersey, USA on the border with three towns and three counties. There are open forest and woodland that are both public lands and private land trust where my wife and I can get out for a hike and be assured that we don’t encounter people. It’s a great way to rejuvenate after the stresses for the day.

    This image was capture on the Aunt Molly Trail of the St. Michaels Farm Preserve in Hopewell, New Jersey.

    The image was post-processed in Adobe Lightroom Classic, starting with the Velvia film simulation preset and adjusting for white balance, highlights (reduce), shadows and whites (increase slightly).

    My photography adventure started circa 1987 when I took a fine art photography class in college. I bought my first camera, a Pentax P3 with an SMC Pentax 50mm f/2 lens, and started to abuse Ektachrome and Tri-X film and develop my own prints in the college darkroom. At that time I sheepishly admit I shot anything and everything. I didn’t pick up a camera seriously again until 2006 when I bought a Nikon D40 and kit lens. I had exhausted what was possible on my point-n-shoot Sony digital camera. I stuck with Nikon, upgrading to new bodies every few years, until 2018 when the I realised I could no longer resist the lustful design of the Fuji X series. I bought a Fujifilm X-T2 and Fujinon XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR.

    I photograph mostly landscapes and nature, but more recently, I have tried my hand at street photography. There is an obscure word, nemophilist, that refers to someone with love for forests, woods, or woodland scenery and who often visits them. That’s me. I just love being in the outdoors, listening to the sounds of nature – birds, running water, the wind in the trees. For me, it’s a form of therapy, a break from the worries of the world.

    Hepatica americana | 6 April, 2020 | FujiFilm X-T2 | Fujinon XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ 55 mm

    https://islandinthenet.com/st-michaels-preserve-aunt-molly-trail-spring/

    1. My first camera was a Pentax K1000, in 1993. Pentax always had robust cameras and magnificent lenses. It is a pity that they haven’t been able to keep up with current times, and developed a mirrorless system capable of competing with the rest of the market.
      Apparently, the Pentax K-01 was just a design exercise.

  3. Hi my name is Brandon.

    I’m an amateur photographer in Canada (I live about 1 hour north of Toronto, Ontario).

    My photography journey started several years ago when I had my first DSLR (Nikon D3000). I spent a lot of time trying to understand how to use it and understanding the different genres of photography. Over the years I moved to different cameras (Nikon D3000 / D300s / D750 / Fuji XT1 / XT2 (current)) but I always ended up being drawn to street photography. It has always been something that has fascinated me. I loved watching life go by and I wanted to catch those fleeting moments of every day life.

    Recently with the quarantine, I’ve been thinking more and more about what it is I truly love about photography and what it is I really wanted to capture. After watching several videos and reading articles, I feel like I’m in the genre that I want to be in. Street and documentary style. But in addition to that, I want to write more about what it is I’m seeing and let the photograph be the evidence of it. More like a “write first, shoot later” as opposed to “shoot first, write later” mentality. I think it will help me to understand the mood that I’m in and then I can look for the images when I (eventually) go out.

    From my living room – capturing shadows | X-T2 | 35mm f/2 | f2.0 | ISO 200 | 1/1000 | Custom Acros Film Simulation. – I loved the shadows cast into my living room on a sunny afternoon at home. Lots of photographers chase light, I chase shadows.

    https://www.brandonlukphoto.com

      1. Thank you so much. My wife and I loved visiting Portugal. We first went in 2018 to Lisboa and then again early this year to see Porto and Lisboa. We fell in love with the country, the people and the culture.

    1. Hey Brandon,

      Love this shot! But I love your writing more. I am feeling the exact same as you buddy. Having more time and spending more time thinking, I’ve discovered or rather realised how much I enjoy writing and really want to put words along side my images more often! I will be re building my blog website and getting going with that!

      Keep up the good work buddy and if you ever want a chat, drop me an email at

      fujifilmfeels@gmail.com

      Thanks dude stay safe

      1. Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words. I’ve taken to writing a bit more and I feel it’s helped me set my frame of mind when I do manage to get some photographs. Can’t wait to see your website. Good luck!

  4. My name is Mark Casebeer.
    I am a retired Michigan based photographer that’s been taking photographs for forty-years. My interest started early, having children in sports and embracing the beauty of nature. I shoot wildlife, landscape, family, and live music.

    Sunset from my living room. Living at the lake provides me the opportunity to witness God’s beauty every night. No two nights are the same. I always have my camera ready, watching how the sunsets develop, making that effort to capture a special moment in time—caught with the Fuji X-T3, 16mm 1.4 @2.0, tripod, 3-stop bracket, manual.

    Mark Casebeer
    Website: https://itsmytimephotography.com
    Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/itsmytimephotographyblog

    1. Hi Mark, I love that blue and @Brandon Luk, “jealous of that view”. FYI: I’m a U. Michigan alumnus.

  5. Hi, Keith Wee here, a reviewer and Fujifilm fanboy running his own site at https://keithwee.com since 2017 end. My interest in photography started with the birth of my kids in 2014.

    Most of my photos are either snapshots documenting their growth, if not, portraiture and streets when I am reviewing photography equipment.

    This shot was taken with the X100V, at f2.8 with auto ISO and Shutter speed. The X100 series has always been my carry-everywhere camera and in this respect, it never disappoints. I saw the young lady enjoying the moment, and that was a powerful moment in reminding us of the need to make the best of the situation we are in.

    I am currently building a daily updated account of our stay-in period at https://keithwee.com and my IG account at https://www.instagram.com/keith.wee/

  6. Hi, my name is Arran and I currently live in Bangkok, originally from the UK. I first started photography properly in 2016 after returning from a holiday that I took some pictures on. They where awful and I decided to get better at making photographs.

    Over the years my interest began to lean into street photography. Purely as a hobby, as I shot weddings and commercial professionally. I love to make images on the street of the mundane and document every day life.

    This influenced the image I’ve selected as it was a mundane activity that my wife does every day, speaking to her family on our balcony on FaceTime. I wanted to snap a shot of this. I also wanted to play with the edit and make it look like an old film photo. Slightly ironic in that it looks old with a very modern communication.

    For the shot I used my beloved X-T3 and XF35mm F1.4. I use this set up for 90% of my shots!!! ISO 800, 1/2000s and F5.6. Editied using Capture 1.

    My full name is Arran Cheetham and I am the guy behind Fujifilmfeels on instagram. I also have a blog called FUJIFEELS.

    http://Www.instagram.com/fujifilmfeels

    https://fujifilmfeels.wixsite.com/fujifeels

    Thank you guys!

    Keep up the amazing work!!!

  7. Hi, my name is Tomislav, and I’m in some way or another doing photography, as a hobby, since I was 15. I started with smartphones and kept it that way for a long time until I bought my first camera 3-4 years ago. My main interest is nature photography, landscapes, details, basically, everything that can be found in the natural world. A year ago I moved to Rome so the photography shifted into the cityscape and to some degree into street photography.

    The image I took is showing such a cityscape taken from a roof terrace in Rome.

    Taken with the Fujifilm X-E3 + XF55-200mmF3.5-4.8 @ ISO 800, 1/1900 ,f 22 @ 200 mm, handheld.

    For post-processing, I used Velvia as a starting point and the rest was done in Capture One.

    All the best to the team, the readers and stay safe!

    IG: https://www.instagram.com/tmsl.v/

  8. Robert Doeleman, self educated photographer, photo lover and gadget freak. I like to roam around in nature and really get immersed in the landscapes I photograph. I do this because I love it, because it’s my passion and trying to capture the world as I see it, it gives me an outlet from day to day stuff.

    In daily life I’m a Business analyst and UX strategist, creating new websites, new digital processes and help companies in general to transform their business into a digital one.

    This photo of a goldfinch was taken, basically in my backyard, well not really. It is a small group of trees in the meadows here 300m away. Luckily we can go outside and do some photography in the local area.

    More here http://www.robertdoeleman.com

    1. Hi Robert, I like your website and bird photography with the XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR. I don’t own that lens but I have rented it a few times to photograph Warblers.

  9. Hello,
    My name is Yoann, I live in a small town in the south of France.
    I started taking photos a few years ago with my iPhone and it has become a real passion. I discovered a photographer named Patrick LaRoque when I started out who influenced me enormously in my practice.
    I started with the X-T10 and now use an X-T2.
    I’m also doing a little bit of film with my father’s old Canon AV-1 and the Canon A1 bought on eBay.
    I just finished a small 50/50 project that you can find on my website. 50 photos, 50 days with a 50mm lens and so I’ve put the 50mm aside a bit now to document the 35mm confinement even if the 50mm is my favorite focal length.
    I created a website in 2017 and a blog that I try to update regularly.
    The style that interests me the most is street photography.
    I like to document my life on my blog and my daughters are a real source of inspiration and I take advantage of this “break” in our crazy life to spend a lot of time with them.

    This photo was taken with the X-T2 and the Xf23mm f1.4 lens.
    ISO 640 – 1/125 – f1.4
    JPEG ACROS + Yellow filter slightly edited with Lightroom.

    http://www.yooyyephotography.com
    http://www.instagram.com/yooyye/

    Thank you and take care !

    1. Very nice right up Yoann!

      Patrick Laroque is so good, im also a big fan. I will check your 50/50 challenge out now. I also love 50mm but need to shoot more at 35mm (I’m talking full frame so more 23mm in Fuji land)!!!

      Keep up the great work!!!

      1. Hello Aaran,
        thank you for your message.
        I was in Bangkok 2 years ago, I loved this city, it was crazy !
        I also try to use the xf23f1.4 more often but it’s hard because I really like the xf35f2.
        And I will try to buy the 1.4 version soon.
        Your blog is perfect. I will try to visit it more often.
        See you.

        1. Oh wow! That’s so cool! Did you stay in Bangkok for work or just a vacation?

          Yes absolutely, I want to get the 23 f1.4 as soon as possible or maybe even the 23 f2 and start to shoot at that focal length!

          Thank you, but my blog is under some improvements at the moment as I accidentally deleted all my images on the whole site haha! Oops!

          Speak to you soon, take care and stay safe 😊🙏🏻

  10. Hi Everyone!
    I’m Berto Ribas, from the island of Ibiza in Spain. I am 28 and I learnt photography just with practice and passion.
    I got my first DSLR at the age of 22 for my Erasmus year in Bavaria, Germany, and it was love at first sight. In the beginning I fell in love with landscape photography as I lived next to the Alps for one year and my hometown in Spain is one of the most beautiful places in Europe. But, after the years I moved more into travel and lifestyle photography, searching for my personal style.
    I am a Fuji lover since 2018 and now I’m a proud owner of a Fuji XT-3.

    In daily life I work for the Hotel Industry after finishing a Masters Degree in Hotel Management.

    In Spain, everyday at 8pm people clap their hands at their balconies in order to thank those people fighting Coronavirus (nurses, doctors, police, etc). And it is common that some police cars and ambulances go round the city with the sirens on to thank us for staying at home giving them support. In the picture you can see my girlfriend (wife to be next year) at 8pm at our balcony, just at the moment when some police cars and an ambulance passed by.

    The picture was taken with ACROS B&W film simulation, and after that I applied some little tweaks with lightroom.

    You can see more pictures at my instagram account:
    https://www.instagram.com/bertoribas/

    1. Wow! Gorgeous image!!!

      I am a wedding photographer and would love to shoot in Ibiza, so if you need a photographer please let me know 😝😝 haha

      Great story of your journey buddy! Keep up the amazing work 🙏🏻

      1. Thank you Arran, your photo and your instagram is great! I love your work!!

        I have some friends in the island that shoot weddings, Ibiza is truly a dream for wedding photography!
        I just shoot for fun as a hobby but I have done some little jobs.

        If you ever come to Ibiza and need any advice on locations and tips just write me through instagram, see you!

    2. My wife travelled to Spain when she was in university and loved her experience. Of course, that was 30 years ago so we are overdue for a trip together.

  11. Hello!
      My name is António João. I live in a small village called Moita and I was born in Lisbon.

    I started taking pictures many years ago during mountain biking tours with friends.
    Now being a blogger leads me to discover more about photography. But to be honest when I bought the xt10 it gave me more interest in photography. I also have the XT20
    Whenever I can I watch surfing competitions in Portugal. And I never miss competitions in Ericeira, my second home. Now I’m saving money to buy a Fujinon 100-400mm for surfing photography.
    In the picture you can see Nutella with her favorite blanket in my backyard
    Equipment used: Fujifilm XT10 and XF18-55mm
    The image was post processed in Adobe Lightroom Classic.

    http://umlisboetanocampo.blogspot.com/

    https://www.instagram.com/ajoaof/

  12. Hello everyone.
    My name is Laurent Courtet, I’m sixty years old and I live in Belfort in a small town located in the East of France close to the Swiss and German border.
    I am an amateur photographer who began photography in 1979 with a Canon AE-1 purchased during my military service in Germany. When went the time of digital camera I stopped using the Canon and bought a small Lumix that satisfied me for mountain hikes and family life but as soon as I had my first granddaughter I was confronted by the limits of this small camera and since 2015 I am a happy owner of a Fuji X-Pro1 with some single lenses. I was immediately seduced by this rangefinder which gives me pictures with amazing quality and superb colors. I have also the choice of film simulations that I used with the AE1. To be able to change with the fingers the settings of aperture, speed, compensation of light without removing my eye from the viewfinder really gave me again the joy of practicing photography every day.
    Most of my pictures show my everyday life, family holidays, our trips, our hikes in the mountains.
    At the beginning I’m sooting only in Jpeg because that was enough for me, but now I’m shooting in Raw files and I edit my pictures with Capture One and I see a large improvement especially in the highlights treatment.
    We have been confined since March 17 and I only go out once a week to go buying food, and as I have always the X-Pro with me, I profit to take few photos of the city.
    Every day I try to take a picture inside our apartment and by the time it is a real challenge.
    I think that the last day of the lockdown I could take a picture on my restroom !

    My picture has been taken in our veranda where the sun draws shadows since the spring. I used for this picture the XF 56 f1.2

    Stay healthy and stay at home.

    Laurent

    You can see more pictures at my Instagram account : https://www.instagram.com/loloxpro1/?hl=fr

  13. Hi, Keith Wee here, a reviewer and Fujifilm fanboy running his own site at https://keithwee.com since 2017 end. My interest in photography started with the birth of my kids in 2014.

    Most of my photos are either snapshots documenting their growth, if not, portraiture and streets when I am reviewing photography equipment.

    This shot was taken with the X100V, at f2.8 at 1/60s Shutter speed. The X100 series has always been my carry-everywhere camera and in this respect, it never disappoints. In this moment, I was so proud when I though the lady was bringing out the book to read but alas, she ended up building a city of tents with the books instead.

    I am currently building a daily updated account of our stay-in period at https://keithwee.com and my IG account at https://www.instagram.com/keith.wee/

  14. Retired company executive with a passion for photography starting in the early 70’s while a school student with a Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta medium format camera and later progressing to a Nikon system with four lenses. In 2003 I moved to a Nikon D100 – 6MP digital camera which I used until 2013 when I entered the word of mirrorless digital with a Fuji Xpro1 with three fuji lenses. Its light, easily portable and delivers amazing quality. I shoot RAW + JPG…. Fuji delivers amazing colour.

    my kit: XPro1 and XE3 body
    10~24mm – 18~55mm – 50~140mm with 2 x convertor. Recent addition a Nikon 105mm macro lens with a Metabones adaptor.

    Although I shoot colour, I find that for portraits monochrome results in stronger images bringing out the personality of the subject. I use Affinity to process my RAW images and NIX to convert my images to monochrome.

    My interests are mainly culture, portraits, travel and fine art images. In the last several years have exhibited my work in National and International exhibitions in 35 countries and won several awards as well as considerable published work. In recent years have been honoured with an FFIP (Fellow- Federation of Indian Photography) and an EFIAP (Artist -International Federation of photographic art). My web. site is my showcase with over 5500 images online.I am based in Chennai, India.

  15. Hi, my name is Sam Sade and I’m a single. dad of a girl and a boy aged 8 and 10. Before the Cornona we spent alot of time out in nature and I primarily shot landscape and street. The truth is the lock down has been a blessing in disguise for us. Since their mothers death from cancer a few years ago we have never really had the time truly bond all three of us in this new emotional dynamic without their mother. Witnessing their emotional proccess through their mothers passing as fascinated and amazed me and it has begun to show its influence in my Photography. Much more emotive, trying to capture the sub contextual emotion of a moment. This photo I took while they were watching television. A quiet moment of safety and belonging. They are much more than brother and sister, much more than freinds. Sometimes I feel sad about how greatful I am that I have these two in my life without their mother around but that is the nature of emotions, it’s never really just one but a whole array of many like the blending of colors in a scene. This photo I used an XT2 with, XF 90mm and a tripod. ISO 600 f4.6 250″. You can see my other photos at https://instagram.com/darediscover
    I am currently building my web site https://darediscover.com

  16. Hi All. I’m Chris, based in Auckland, New Zealand. I’m very much an amateur but hopefully learning and improving daily! Ironically this lock-down has given me a chance to much more photography than I would during my normal day…
    I first got into photography after inheriting my dad’s old Olympus OM2n system and had great fun shooting around London at the time and on various travel adventures.
    I never really developed a connection with any of the digital systems until I saw the press material for the X100. Sadly lack of funds prevented me from picking one up at the time, but recently I invested in a very much second hand X-Pro 1, and what a revelation it has been – I love the shooting style – so close to the old OM and image quality – for an 8 year old camera it is amazing.
    I love street and landscape works. Currently my favourite artists are Simon King (https://www.instagram.com/simonking_v/) and Jay Vulture (https://www.instagram.com/vulture_labs/).
    The photo I’ve taken for this is from our garden here in suburban Auckland. We are very fortunate to have extensive greenery around us, and we have put out a feeder for the native Tuis. These birds used to be pretty rare but a making a big come back, especially in urban gardens and they are fascinating to watch. When flying, they move incredibly quickly so it’s very hard to capture them in the air – especially with a vintage manual focus lens! Luckily I should have plenty of time to refine my process and may be capture some better images.
    Camera is an X-Pro 1 with an old OM mount Osawa Mk2 60 – 300 macro lens, set at, I think 100mm and f/11. Tripod mounted with cable release. Processed in Darktable 3.

    You can see some more Tuis at https://www.instagram.com/cluneburg/

  17. Hello,

    I’m Armando live in Montreal, Quebec.
    I’m one of the essential workers that have to go in and help at the hospital. During my stay at home, besides reading photo passion and following street photographers in Instagram, I also do some photography.
    Enclosed is a photograph taken from my balcony this weekend with my Fuji Xpro2 ….. Its like watching life through a window.

  18. Hi, I’m Rob from Manchester, England. I started with an interest in photography while at school, unfortunately I didn’t really pursue it and no one pushed me to either. I ended up though working in Film & TV in the camera department, which I’ve been doing for around 10 years now and about 4 years ago decided I wanted to get into photography. I did some research into stills cameras, decided on mirrorless and fuji.

    My favourite genre is a close call between street and landscape. Landscape I love because you can just escape from everything and day to day stresses and just relax. enjoy taking photos and the scenery you in. Street I really like because you can really get creative, break the rules and just capture moments that otherwise could be missed. I’m not someone who will go up and ask someone if I can take there photo, for me personally this is more street portraiture, I like to capture people when they’re not looking, acting natural and themselves, rather than a pose. But thats just me and my opinion, its all subjective and thats not to say that those types of pictures aren’t good, because they are, it’s just not my style.

    During this lockdown, my industry is all on hold and with nursery’s closed I’m full time daddy daycare as my wife works in the NHS. On the day the lockdown first became announced, I decided to try take two photos each day an AM & PM, originally I thought of doing something creative and bit abstract but trying to think of and idea, then photograph said idea while looking after a two year old was rather difficult. So this became more of two pictures each day documenting what we got up to, either around the house or on our little walk or cycle around where we live. It’s more of a street style as I don’t want to get him posing, I want to get little moments of our day as naturally and interesting as possible and its something he can look back on when he’s older as he’s unlikely to remember in any detail anything about this.

    This is Zack just playing in the paddling pool, making the most of the nice weather and garden we’re lucky to have. Despite his route being changed, I’m home all the time and his mum at work more. He’s still a happy child and loving life completely unaware of the global crisis we’re in. To me there is a sweet innocence to this picture.

    It was shot on my Fuji Xt-1 | 18mm | F5.6 | 1/800 | ISO 200

    Link to my Instagram

    https://www.instagram.com/alwaysshaw/

  19. Hi, I’m Adriane from Singapore, photography is my way of documenting the world around me. I have always been interested in photography as a medium to not meaning to sound cliche capture a memory as most that we see will fade away from our minds as we age. Hence I hope that I am able to collect memories that those in the future can look back towards.

    My interest would be in docu photography, recording history before they fade away especially in Singapore where we see change every other minute. However I stress that I am not a professional but merely someone with a camera. I am also a big fan of docu photography photo books and can’t resist buying photo books specific to the countries I visit when I see something.

    This photo was taken from my bathroom, a view I see everyday when I shower. However on this day and moment, it caught my eye that the landscape looked like a city with a mountain in the background, not unlike Japan, a destination that I love but unfortunately we might not visit for a long time to come due to the pandemic. In a way, the photo is a figment of my imagination, imaging that I am not locked in my apartment but far away in another land that i would love to be in. I am also documenting a photo a day for the period of the lock down measures taking place in Singapore in my Instagram.
    This was shot on a XPRO 3, hand held.

    My insta page https://www.instagram.com/nekostudio/

  20. Hi everybody, how is going?
    My name is Fabrizio Gandini, I am a italian freelance photographer and photo editor now based in Rome, Italy. My favourite photography genres are documentary, street and travel, plus fine art for some personal projects.

    My passion for photography turned from hobby to profession while living in Mexico some years ago. I began working as photo reporter for a newspaper and then, after a while, as photo editor and special envoy for a newspapers group.
    Back to Italy, I started working as a freelance photographer and photo editor for national and foreign magazines, photographic agencies and corporate clients.

    This photo depicts Olivia, a one year old female vizsla. Parks are closed and dog walking is restricted, so Olivia spends a lot of time looking outside from the window, I guess that remembering the good old times when she could run and play outside.
    Tough times even for animals.

    Fuji X100T | f/2.8 | 1/1250” | ISO 200 |Post-processed in Lightroom.

    Take care!

    http://www.fabriziogandini.com
    https://www.instagram.com/fabrizio.gandini/

  21. Hey!

    I’m Louis from Leicestershire in the United Kingdom.

    Photography for me began with my Father’s influence on capturing the beauty of what’s around us. Photography not only captures memories, personally it provides reflection and a rekindling of feelings at that time.

    This photograph was taken during a break from my workday during lockdown. The rare sunshine in the UK provided striking contrast which bounced perfectly on this plant. This was taken on my X-T20 with the 27mm pancake lens.

    Take care and stay safe all!

  22. This image jumped out at me walking through the kitchen as I was thinking that with the lockdown there were no more things to take pictures of. I ran to get the camera, but the sun went behind a cloud, erasing my shadow, like life fading out in a pandemic. Luckily the sun came back.

    I live in the Los Angeles area. I grew up with my father taking pictures with an Exakta 35mm camera and printing pictures in the bathroom converted into a darkroom. I have dabbled at photography off and on. A friend charitably describes my photos as “pictures of stuff”, but I like to think of it as taking portraits of things that don’t move. Instagram handle is buzzthere.

    The camera is an X-Pro3 w/ 50mm 2.0, Classic Neg film simulation. I encountered the X-Pro2 much by accident at a local camera store and immediately had a strangely intense need to have this camera. After two years of telling myself that I did not need a camera, the X-Pro3 launched. This is the probably the most film-like digital camera ever, and for me, an irresistible miracle.

    https://www.instagram.com/buzzthere/

  23. Thanks to everyone who accepted this challenge! You have totally exceeded our expectations.
    Your entries will be part of a special edition, so stay tuned to your inbox for the next few days.

    Anyone who has not yet published here will still be able to do so, but submissions for this special edition are closed as of today.

    Thank you,
    Maurício & Hugo

  24. So first maybe a little background about myself. I am a freelance product designer / photographer, living and working since 2014 in the Stationsdreef in Roeselare (Belgium). As a photographer I am mainly interested in documentary and portrait photography. My relationship with Fujifilm started in 2015 when I got a second hand X100T in to my hands and after the launch of the X-Pro2 in 2016, I completely switched to Fujifilm. The past years I have had and tried different bodies but I prefer the rangefinder style design.

    On April 8, I started the project MY STREET, an idea that has been in the back of my mind for several years. We are all connected to the whole world but do you know your neighbours?

    With our street we have a Facebook page and a WhatsApp group but to my surprise there were often messages from people I did not know are living in my street. There are over 200 house and a few apartments, so it is not a short street, but still I wanted to be able to put a face at the different facades.

    Of course with the day-to-day routine, work, family… this didn’t came to life, it’s not easy to arrange to get all the neighbours in front of the lens. But now as everybody has to stay at home and I had some time which came available, there was no excuses anymore. With a message on the Facebook page of our street the neighbours were informed about the project, contacted me and I could start shooting right away. Sometimes you should not think about things too long, or it will not happen at all. Everything just came together and it was the ideal opportunity to put my recently purchased Fujifilm GFX50R in to use.

    You can follow the project on http://www.alainmonnes.be/my-street. The series is a work in progress, be sure to come back to see the new added images in the near future. And if you want to give me feedback, do not hold back.

    https://www.instagram.com/alainmonnens/

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