Uh Oh. Mike got a new camera…

You know what that means, right?

These were my first photos with the FujiFilm X30. I have a feeling that there will be lots more to come. This camera has a definite funk feeling to it. I wanted to head out to a few local places and shoot on fully automatic where I let the camera decide what it should do.

I also offloaded the photos from the SD card to my chromebook and then uploaded to Google Photos in Starbucks. This will be the way I “harvest” the photos each day when I travel so its like proving out how the workflow will work. Since my chromebook has the android apps as well, I can run Google Photos Android and Instagram. I think it would be easier to share from my android phone using Google Photos after its all uploaded.

Someone asked the key differences and why I would want to move to a camera. There’s lots of reasons. The first thing is a smartphone is just that. Its smart and its a phone. No matter how good the camera, there’s a certain thing to holding a camera. There is also a learning thing for me where the camera and I reach an agreement. That’s to come though after a number of more day trips to various and sundry places where I shoot with the Fuji on fully auto and harvest the pictures.