Armed with my turquoise Fujifilm X-A2, I attended the first leg of Click to Chic, a series of talks on photography for women by Fujifilm Philippines. Facilitated by the X-A2 Circle of Influencers, the whole afternoon was focused on learning to take great photos with the X-A2.
Exhibit and Photo booth
The event was held last Sunday, March 13, at SMX Convention Center in Sm Aura Premier. Click to Chic aims to help aspiring women start their journey to the amazing world of photography. Participants were welcomed by a photo exhibit of the X-A2 Circle of Influencers, namely Janeena Chan, Camie Juan, and Miles Ocampo.
Fujifilm also set up a beautiful photo display of X-A2 users posing with their cameras.
There was a booth where you can take your photo with a Fujifilm X-A2.
Janeena, Camie, and Miles shared their go-to camera settings, a few tricks to enjoy X-A2, and some of their best photos. Master photographer Lito Sy also talked about effective ways to work with your subjects and make them look great on camera. Both non-Fujifilm X-A2 owners and Fujifilm X-A2 users surely had a great afternoon trying out the things they learned from the X-A2 Circle of Influencers.
Some takeaways from Click to Chic:
- When in doubt SR+ it! I totally agree with Camie. There was a time when I would avoid automatic settings because it goes against all the things that I learned from a basic photography class I attended years ago. My favorite then was the Aperture mode. But there really are times when you just need to take the shot immediately. And when you’ve got the wrong settings, everything will be for nothing. The SR+ setting is for those instances (and for all times when you don’t want to think about your settings and just snap away).
- Using a high ISO indoor is like driving a race car along EDSA. Sometimes I forget to check my ISO and this simple comparison from Mr. Sy will definitely help me remember.
In between talks, Fujifilm raffled off a couple of Instax units, Forever 21 gift certificates, and Forever 21 discount cards.
By the time they were ready to give away the second Instax unit, I was already crossing my fingers and praying for my name to be picked. I’ve been wanting to get an Instax for the longest time but I couldn’t decide which is a better deal: An Instax or an Instax Share so I am holding off until now.
The fashion show is perhaps the highlight of the event. It perfectly showed how a Fujifilm X-A2 isn’t just another camera — it’s a lifestyle gadget and it could be a fashion accessory too!
Ready to be a Fujifilm X-A2 user and #femmetographer? You can learn more about the camera here.