Fujifilm X100T – 1/15 @ f/4.0 – ISO 200

Here is one of the volunteers at Old Bethpage Village Restoration dressed in proper period clothing working in the saloon.

Joseph Giordano, New York, Photography



20 thoughts on “Barmaid

  1. I am pretty darn sure this is the first building you visited in Old Bethpage Village and had a difficult time being pulled away. A nice cold beer on a warm day? Joe is in heaven! 🙂 Here’s a question for you. I think there’s going to be another Fuji convert soon. As soon as I find a place to rent one from and try out. There’s no local store that offers one for rent.

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    • Oops, the question. Do you know of a place that features a Fuji for rent? I know you gave me two places for rental a couple of months back and I have to dig those out and contact them.


      • There is http://www.borrowlenses.comhttp://www.lensrentals.com and a few others if you do a Google search. I feel I should tell you up front the Fuji’s will slow you down but that’s not a bad thing. The camera will make you think a little more than the Canon. As of right now the focusing is going to be slower than your Canon but on June 22nd they will be releasing a firmware update for the X-T1 with a totally revamped focusing system adding three new focus modes. I’m not saying the focusing is slow because it isn’t but if you wanted to track something Fuji’s are not the correct camera. It’s not a camera for sports. Also be aware that the only lenses available for Fuji’s is their own Fujinon brand and Carl Zeiss also makes lenses labeled Touit. Tamron and Sigma don’t make lenses for this mount. If you are renting it with prime lenses the 23mm is sweet along with the 35 and the 56. My favorite is the 14mm. If you are thinks about zooms the 18-55mm is the kit lens with the 16-55mm f/2.8 being the pro lens. Image quality on all the Fuji lenses is great.

        Good Luck.

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        • Thanks, Joe. I don’t think the slow focus will be a problem as most things I shoot are relatively stationary- like mountains, buildings, that kind of stuff. So as long as I stay away from California with their frequent earthquakes, I should be OK. As for lens, I’ll go with your recommendation for the rental, then decide. Thanks! I had looked at Borrowlenses but they don’t list the xt1 when you search Fuji so I didn’t think they had it to rent (yiou have to type in Fuji xt1). They are considerably cheaper than Lumoid. Lensrentals didn’t have the xt1 for rent so that makes it easy. I’m ordering now. Thanks, again!

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  2. LB says:

    Joe, did you post this somewhere else?
    Or did I visit the blog and forget to comment?
    Am I losing it?
    (and my eyes glazed over reading the response to Stacy … someday I’ll learn!!!)

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    • Laurie I think you are losing it because I have not posted this anywhere else, LOL. What I recommend is one complete week of doing nothing at all and periodic cold beers ! Start this immediately ! Thanks, and its always a blast talking to you Laurie 🙂


    • Thank you Joanne and great question 🙂 If you notice the window is washed out or overexposed. In very dynamic lighting situations you really cannot get the exposure perfect without using some sort of fill flash. In this image I chose not to use fill flash but I did use the electronic viewfinder on the X100T in combination with the exposure compensation dial (the dial on the right side of you X30 that ranges from -3 to +3) to expose the bar maids face properly. The camera was set to aperture priority so I could control depth of field (99 % of the time my cameras are set to aperture priority). On your X30 this would be the “A” setting on the top dial and the ring on the lens would then control the aperture. Whichever aperture you choose to use at this setting the camera will automatically set the corresponding shutter speed. If you see the shutter speed turn “red” in your viewfinder or LCD display you have to choose a smaller aperture (higher number) until the shutter speed displays green. I hope I didn’t confuse you too much being the X30 is new to you, LOL.

      This afternoons post on Monochromia will show another image where I used this technique –


      • thanks for such a detail response – and personalized for my camera 🙂
        I’ve tried using fill flash in the past without success so obviously I’m doing something wrong.
        I wouldn’t have thought of using the exposure compensation that way. I obviously need to experiment more.

        btw – I’m absolutely blown away by the pictures I’ve taken so far with the X30. I haven’t even scratched the surface of what it can do and I’m so impressed by this little camera. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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        • I am glad you are blown away with the images from the X30 Joanne mine never ceases to amaze me. With fill flash you have to experiment in the menus with the power levels. I usually find -1 compensation (in the fill flash menu) works for me and I leave it set to that. Play around with the dials and you will be surprised what the outcome will be, just don’t forget to return them to normal once you are done, LOL.

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