Here’s one last photo from the Gion neighborhood of Kyoto. More tourists in Kimono, though this time, unlike the others that I’ve featured, they look Japanese. Though, I’m not sure.
I knew I was taking a picture of a photographer, but afterward, I was nerding out on the camera she was using. I can tell, zooming in at 100%, that this is a Canon DSLR. But I think it’s a film body, since I don’t recognize the design as a digital model. Also the design of the kit lens looks fairly old. Whether film or digital, it really don’t matter, to the look of this photograph. But I find it interesting in crafting a back story.
Perhaps the photographer and friend, wearing traditional Japanese clothing, are sort of like Asian hipsters. And maybe as hipsters, they prefer a genuine and traditional film camera instead. She also has a nice leather camera strap, not the standard nylon variety, which also fits my made up back story.
I, on the other hand, was shooting with a distinctly modern camera, the Olympus PEN-F digital with the Panasonic Leica 25mm f1.4. It’s a mirrorless camera though styled like a retro classic with shiny metal knobs and black leather-like cover. Ironically, I may have appeared more like the hipster with the PEN-F. Though, I was not wearing a kimono.
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