Workflow For The X100T To iPhone

Hey guys, this is Giovanni. This week, we are gonna talk a little bit about workflow again, but this time around, we're gonna use a much smaller setup. And it's funny that I say because in the last video, all we had was a Fuji XT1 and an iPad and a Dongle to move photo files from the camera over to the iPad. This week, we are going even smaller, we're using a Apple iPhone 6. We've got no Dongle and we're gonna shoot with the Fuji X100T. In our scenario today, for the workflow, we're going to assume that, I've shown up to a music festival. I have the X100T, probably have the XT1. And what I typically do is this is medium kind of focal length camera. It's 23 millimeters, but that kind of translated to a 35 millimeter focal length which is essentially what the human eye sees.


This is a nice medium focal length camera, the XT1, whatever I show up to an event, I'm gonna have a super wide, so like a 10 or 14 millimeter lens. And then I'm gonna have a medium telephoto like a 56 millimeter on the XT1, and that's what I shoot with. And part of the reason why I do that is because whenever you really limit yourself on gear, that helps you define your style. I found that in the past, wherever I go and I look at my photography from the past years, it's really hard to see any consistency because I'm going from Fish Eye to a Lens Baby to 2470 to a 7200, and all my photography is all over the map. And one of the nice things about moving that I found with the Fuji XT1, this is not just because it's a Fuji XT1 but part of this process has forced me to really, really think about minimizing my footprint when it comes to gear. This work fully kind of buys into that.


The nice thing about this is beforehand, I would go out and shoot a three day music festival, and when I would come home at the end of the night, I would then have to sit down and start editing. And what I've done now, in the workflow, is I do a lot of that editing and posting during the day as I'm shooting, so when I go home at night, I still do a little bit of editing, but I don't have three hours worth of ingesting and tagging and all that kind of stuff like I would in the past. Let's walk through the workflow again. Our tools that we're using today are gonna be the range finder camera here from Fuji and an iPhone 6. And scenario is I'm either walking around shooting artists where I'm shooting festival goers, or I'll find product activations, where there's product at a bar or something like that. In this scenario, I work with the beverage company that sponsors a lot of music festivals.


Let's say that am at the festival, I find you, you're a fan, you're drinking Topo Chico. I walk up nicely and introduce myself as someone who works for Topo Chico. And if that doesn't ring a bell, I point at the bottle that they've got in their hand, then I say hey, I'm here doing social media stuff for Topo Chico. Would you mind if I took your photo and posted it up on the internet? Fairly critical of this situation that not only are you asking for permission to take the photo, but you're giving them the information that it's going to be used on the internet because in this scenario, it's for commercial purposes, you need to make sure you get people's buy-in and their approval. You say, yes, you're happy to support Topo Chico 'cause it's a delicious frosty beverage that you love. And so I'm gonna take your photo so camera goes up, I take your photo, looks really nice. Now it's time for me to thank you and run away and post this to the internet. Next step. Let's come over here to the table and obviously, my photos now are inside the camera. First thing I'm gonna do is I'm going to hit the WiFi button in the bottom left hand corner of the camera, and you see that the WiFi Network has been created.


I go to my WiFi network on my phone and it should pop up here and there it is right there, Fuji film so I connect to it there. Wait for it to make a successful connection. I've got a blue check, so it's there. Next thing I wanna do is I wanna go to the camera mode app, and this is for the XT1. It's kind of confusing the Fuji has several different apps in the App store. I click Connect and you'll see immediately that now I've got an image popping up on the camera, which tells me that if I wanna send that image over to the iPhone, I can. Get the camera closer here to the GoPro. And what I wanna do is, hey, I do like that if I click okay. It says transmit, and I want you to see what happens on the phone is like transmit. Can we do this? We've got skills, click okay, and there it is. Go to the next image, oops, go to the next image. There's a Topo Chico bottle I took earlier. Click okay, boom! There it is on the phone.


So you see that that is having the effect we want it to have. Once I've done collecting all the images I want to off the phone, I'll come over here to this camera now. I'm gonna to click end. And now, do I wanna connect from the WiFi network? I sure do. Two images have been saved. And now am gonna exit out of that and my next steps to get this up on the internet, I'm not gonna crop because, again, I've got the camera saving images to the 16x9 ratio I already want. And I do wanna look at the image through to see whether or not I wanna do something in VSCO which is my favorite app for image editing. So I'll go to VSCO cam. I click on the library.


How dirty is that? Is that dirty? It looks dirty to me. I'm gonna click the plus sign here. And this is the image that we just took this minute. There are some other ones in there I took earlier to test, before I did this app video. And now I'm kind of embarrassed because I've got a picture of Homer Simpson with a caption above his head that says, "Bacon." And I've got a big fat cat with... Anyway, import that into VSCO app. I click on it. If I wanna do any editing at all on this, the only thing that I ever do to images, is I mute the colors back. I've preset two of the filters here that I would use on VSCO. And I look at this one. That's a little bit too much. I like that. It's got a little bit nicer tint to it. I click save, and then I click the F button to save this back to my camera roll. Now this image now has been pulled in from the camera, via WiFi. No dongles. I've pulled it into VSCO and I've done a little bit of color correction on it. The next thing I want to do is, I wanna square it up and get it ready for Instagram. Now, there's two ways that we post this stuff. Obviously, we're posting this stuff to Instagram, so your images need to be square. In my scenario, I like the 16x9 aspect ratio.


So I'm gonna square this up, and put letter boxes above and below the image. The rest of the social network sites, which are just pretty much Facebook and Twitter, that I use for clients are gonna get that original 16x9 image. Let me go into Squaready and I'm gonna open up Squaready and go to, pull an image in from the library. And right here, you see that it's got my image that I just saved from VSCO. That comes in there. Right now, it's fully square. I've lost my 16x9 aspect ratio. When I click to even it up, from a width perspective, I get two letter bars on it. I get a letter bar on the top and the bottom, that allows me to see that 16x9 aspect ratio. I don't do anything else with the photo inside this app. I just wanna save it back to my library. I save it as a 20x48, because that's pretty much all you need for the internet. And last thing, is we're ready to go up on... We're ready to go up to the web. I'm gonna take this image, and open up Instagram, open up my library. Here's the one we just saved. So we will click on it and go, next. Since I already did my filtering and color correction within VSCO, I'm not gonna add any filters on this in Instagram, personal choice. And then I'm gonna type a little message to y'all. Space. Get rid of that message and then I'm not gonna tag anybody because I don't know who you all are.


And I'm gonna share it to Instagram and now it's gonna be on Instagram in a second. That's a previous one. There it is. We're on Instagram. So if I'm at an event, and I'm walking through this scenario, and I don't have to walk through and talk about what I'm doing, this can be done and posted all through social networks in under 60 seconds. It gives you a little bit of insight of how people are able to get content up on the web as quickly as they are, especially at live events. Next week, we'll talk a little bit more about the accessories that I use. The Western Digital WiFi, hard drive, the Mophie battery, the Domke bag, and at a lot of the other accessories that I need on the road. But there's not a lot to talk about, at this point, because we've gone through the workflow and you've seen this gear and the stuff that I've pared myself down to, to be able to go on the road with, is pretty minimal. And I think that's the key here, is being able to go out and shoot multi-day events with the minimal amount of equipment, but still producing professional results in the process. Thanks a lot for watching you guys. Do what you need to do, as far as liking and sharing and posting and all that stuff you do here on the videos, and we will see you next week. We'll talk a little bit more about some of the gear inside the bag. We'll talk to you next week.