I didn’t really know what to expect – apart from the fact that we were to meet at the National Museum of Singapore, and photograph people on motorcycles. There were about 20 Fujifanboys (and girls) that turned up for this event.
To my surprise there were hundreds of well-dressed individuals on immaculate motorcycles both old and new, from all over the world.
Just to be safe, I decided to bring a variety of lenses to shoot with on my X-T3. Thank goodness, because it really was a rather variable environment.
I started out shooting with the XF10-24mm lens because I wanted to take some wide shots, but after a few of those type of shots I decided that it wasn’t really fitting the situation.
So then I switched to the Viltrox 85mm F1.8 but it was wayyy too cramped and I couldn’t get into position to take the correct portrait shots.
Finally I settled on the XF35mm F2 which was just nice enough to get a portrait and some of the bikes into the frame, after that I didn’t change my lens anymore and just stuck to using this for the rest of the day.
The people at the Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride were all really sporting – they smiled and posed for the camera without hesitation! After my initial shyness, I found myself not hesitating to approach any random person for a shot.
This was a wonderful event. I felt I had learned so many new things – just by having to do it hands-on.
What I also liked was the after-event party-cum-coffee chat with the rest of the #Fujifanboys – it was great to talk to people of all walks of life that shared the same passion as me.