Fuji X-E2 with the XF 55-200mm is a great combination for shooting speakers

Fuji X-E2 18-55mm, ISO 6400, ƒ/4.5, 1/90 photo by Greg Schneider

I spent much time talking to students and pros this past weekend. So many were asking for my advice on their career path. I ended up asking them many questions and hopefully helped some get better traction for their journey.

Fuji X-E2 55-200mm @ 200mm, ISO 6400, ƒ/4.8, 1/20

Here is Larry McCormick, a photojournalist for The Tennessean who was one of the speakers at the Southwestern Photojournalism Conference. He inspired us to love every assignment and treat every one of our subjects with honor, dignity, and respect.

Fuji X-E2 55-200mm @ 200mm, ISO 6400, ƒ/4.8, 1/10

James Gregg, Staff Photographer, San Diego Union-Tribune, was another speaker who walked us through many of his assignments. He is working predominately as a multimedia producer these days.

Fuji X-E2 55-200mm @ 200mm, ISO 6400, ƒ/4.8, 1/30

Greg Thompson, Sr Director, Corporate Communications, Chick-fil-A, challenged us to be more client and audience-focused. The story is not yours, it is the subjects, and you share it with an audience.

Fuji X-E2 55-200mm @ 200mm, ISO 6400, ƒ/4.8, 1/40

Ron Londen, Chief Creative Strategist, Journey Group, opened up the weekend by telling stories. First, he started with stories where he made mistakes. Then, he challenged us to connect with people and tell stories.

Fuji X-E2 55-200mm @ 60mm, ISO 6400, ƒ/4, 1/20

All weekend I shot with the new Fuji X-E2, and when the speakers were on, I mainly shot with the XF 55-200mm lens. I think it is incredibly sharp, and the image stabilization is the best I have ever used. Look at those shutter speeds shooting from the back of the room. Shooting zoomed to 200mm is the same as shooting with my Nikon full-frame camera with 300mm. These are all handheld and sharp.

Fuji X-E2 18-55mm, ISO 400, ƒ/2.8, 1/125

We did have some good Chick-fil-A sandwiches at the meeting, and the Cow visited. Most everyone was getting their photo made with the Cow.

Fuji X-E2 18-55mm, ISO 2000, ƒ/2.8, 1/500

I was capturing fun moments with everyone enjoying themselves.

Fuji X-E2 18-55mm, ISO 1600, ƒ/2.8, 1/500
Fuji X-E2 18-55mm, ISO 6400, ƒ/3.2, 1/480
Fuji X-E2 18-55mm, ISO 6400, ƒ/4, 1/210
Fuji X-E2 18-55mm, ISO 6400, ƒ/4, 1/170