Homeless Kungfu Warrior

Homeless Kungfu Warrior – ISO 200, 50mm (equivalent), f/4.0, 1/200th sec. Fujifilm X100T, Handheld

Homeless Kungfu Warrior

I met Adam while while walking around town today. He was practicing with his metal Bo staff. He says he prefers this to blade weapons for strett fighting because it gives him more reach and more ability to disarm someone without drawing blood. This image is the result of my efforts to put myself into more uncomfortable places by talking to strangers who, for whatever reason, catch my eye.

For camera settings I have added the 50mm converter to my FujiFilm. Right now I am finding the extra distance it puts between me and people makes me more comfortable. Once I get over my own comfort issues I will likely revert back to the 35mm focal length I usually prefer. For the first time ever I am shooting in RAW + JPEG. The FujiFilm X100T has the ability to do film simulations. I want to compare how the camera deals with the Black and White conversion to how I do the conversion in either Lightroom or Tonality Pro. Also shooting in a mode that gives me a set Black and White image is making me look a lot harder at how I am composing my shots. It’s a fun tool for the moment considering I am trying to shoot my street photography in a more documentary style.

In other news I received my new travel tripod today. The 3 Legged Thing – Rick Carbon Fiber (with Airhead Mohawk Ballhead). This thing is light and tiny. I was having doubts about carrying a tripod but I feel after playing with this tripod that it will be no issues at all. And it will greatly help with landscape photography while on the road. I am considering doing a comparison between this tripod and my current 25 year old aluminum tripod. If I get around to doing this comparison I will be posting the results on my other Blog, EarthToKeir.com

Also, After today everything that happened in the Back to the Future trilogy, happened in the past.

Growing up one of my biggest dreams was to explore the world. Honestly I never thought this would become reality. But at the end of 2014 I quit my job as a project manager to do just that. I sold most everything I own, packed up the remaining boxes in storage, and set out to see the world. My goals while traveling are to meet people everywhere I go, work on becoming a better photographer, and attempt to stay where the weather is not freezing. Along the way I am posting photos at Pixelbip.com and writing about my experiences at EarthToKeir.com