Drinking But No Clicking

Drinking But No Clicking - Austin, Texas

Drinking But No Clicking – Austin, Texas

I’ve often talked about Drink and Click, a social photography event that I frequent. It started in Austin, and there are chapters throughout the world. That’s where I make my portraits of models and wannabe models. Some of which I just showcased in my usual black and white style.

There is a sliding scale between people who mostly drink, people who mostly click, and certainly people in between. I hardly ever drink and opt to do a lot of clicking. For me, I enjoy photography more than the pleasures of drinking. Not to mention that I need to make it safely back home after the event.

I snapped this picture in January 2020. More, really, to test the Fujifilm X-T10 in lower light conditions. I’ve relied on the in-body image stabilization (IBIS) of my Olympus for years, and I still don’t feel as confident under these conditions with the Fuji. While Fuji’s APS-C sensor has about a 1 stop lower light advantage over micro 4/3, the IBIS on my Olympus gives me back several stops. Thus, in lower light conditions, Olympus often has more of a real-world advantage.

I made this photo at 1/60th of a second at ISO 3200. With the Olympus, I’ll it shoot at 1/15th of second at ISO 800. For these mostly static people, I get very little motion blur due to subject movement.

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