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04 Oct Eight-Day Road

Chasing the Royals or how I didn’t get to use the new Fujifilm EF-X500 flash

I am coming off a fairly intense week of work, dominated by two jobs. One was shooting at an annual, week-long convention. The second was documenting the Victoria-based events featuring the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and his wife Kate. Oh, they brought their two kids, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, with them.

The annual UBCM convention is an interesting event to photograph, with some opportunity to shoot a little observational documentation, along with the usual speakers, meetings, speakers and more meetings. I’ll spare you those photos. The only reason I mention this part of my week is because it gave me the opportunity to try a pre-production EF-X500 flash.

The more interesting part of my week, eight days actually, was photographing the portion of Their Royal Highnesses’ tour that took place in Victoria. In fact, this is the reason that I had the EF-X500 flash in the first place. Knowing that I would be shooting at least a couple of indoor events with TRH, I requested a demo version of the new flash from Fujifilm. They kindly obliged…