Unleashing Creativity with X-S20: Music x Enoch

A Journey of Architecture, Music, and Visual Storytelling

Architecture is frozen music, and music is liquid architecture – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Good architecture embeds symphonic elements like Rhythm, Texture, Scale, Harmony – which evoke powerful emotional responses in humans. This is what I try to achieve when given a design task because the end goal is to create an emotional attachment for any user, the same way we get that nostalgic feeling when we listen to certain pieces of music.

In my latest exploration of creative possibilities, I had the pleasure of reading an inspiring article about Enoch, also known as Noxz. Enoch is a Nigerian-born, London-based content creator, music producer, and architect who has seamlessly blended his passions to create captivating visual stories. Today, I want to share the remarkable Fujifilm X-Story featuring Enoch and his journey with the X-S20, a camera that has become an extension of his artistic expression.

There is a real inspiring Interview on Youtube and you can read the full X-Story here on Fujifilm X Website.

The moment Enoch picked up the Fujifilm X-S20, he knew he had discovered something special. The camera’s snug feel in his hand and its upgrade from his previous Fujifilm purchase, the X-S10, excited him about the creative possibilities that awaited him. Enoch’s enthusiasm for the X-S20 is reminiscent of how musicians have a preference for analog synths over digital VSTs, as it provides a certain feel that is authentic and non-digitized.

As a multi-hyphenate artist, Enoch refuses to be confined to a single outlet. His passion stems from his desire to witness people express themselves while experiencing his creations. The X-S20 quickly became an extension of his artistic vision, enabling him to produce content that resonates with his community and himself. With its upgraded grip, stability, and enhanced battery life, the X-S20 empowers Enoch to focus more on his content creation without compromising on quality or mobility.

One of the key factors that drove Enoch’s growth on social media was his ability to connect with individuals from all around the world, amplifying his reach and impact. Social media platforms served as catalysts for him to showcase his beats, host musical quizzes, and collaborate with renowned brands and artists. Enoch’s journey exemplifies the potential of creative freedom and the impact it can have when multiple outlets converge under one name.

The X-S20’s exceptional video capabilities allow Enoch to capture intricate details in 6.2K/30P and 4K/60P 4:2:2 10bit internal recording. Whether shooting in landscape or portrait, the camera ensures the sharp details he desires are preserved even after cropping. Additionally, the X-S20’s improved autofocus system ensures that subjects are captured with stunning precision and clarity, further enhancing Enoch’s ability to tell visual stories.

Enoch’s community often seeks his advice on camera gear and lens recommendations, encouraging him to share insights into his shooting techniques, editing process, and live creative sessions. To meet their requests, he plans to go live on social media platforms and bring his audience along on his artistic journey. The compact and versatile nature of the X-S20, coupled with its ability to reproduce consistent visuals through Fujifilm recipes, makes it the ideal tool for Enoch’s live shows and online performances.

The X-S20 is a tiny beast that perfectly embodies the essence of the Fujifilm system. Whether you’re new to the system or an experienced user, the X-S20 offers a balance of features from other lineups while remaining compact and portable. Enoch praises the camera for its contribution to his creative process, enabling him to focus on capturing and creating without compromising on quality or comfort.

Witness the fusion of architecture, music, and visual storytelling through Enoch’s X-Story with the X-S20. Read the full article and embark on a journey that will inspire your own creative endeavors.

A perspective on the wild side

By applying psycho-analytical theories, X-Photographer Chris Weston tells you how to alter your perspective as a wild life photographer, to create images which truly captivate the viewer.

By Chris Weston

One of the most rewarding parts of my job is making an emotional connection with the wildlife I encounter. One of the most challenging aspects of my job is conveying that connection in a photograph. To do that, I have to make use of a very important compositional tool – perspective. Continue reading “A perspective on the wild side”

A guide to two point lighting for city street portraits

Contemporary portrait and X-Photographer Damien Lovegrove is no stranger to shooting portraits on-location. In this useful article, he gives you all the tips you need to create his two point lighting set up, specifically when shooting portraits on city streets.

By Damien Lovegrove

Contemporary portrait and X-Photographer Damien Lovegrove is no stranger to shooting portraits on-location. In this useful article, he gives you all the tips you need to create his two point lighting set up, specifically when shooting portraits on city streets.

The Equipment

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Leading By The Hand – How to shoot landscapes without a tripod

Capturing stunning landscapes with a tripod isn’t always possible. X-Photographer Mark Gilligan explains how to perfect your hand held shooting technique.

By Mark Gilligan

You are out on a day walk with friends and suddenly the view that opens up before you all is fabulous. You really want to photograph it. After all, photography is your hobby and you never turn a good opportunity down. It makes your walks all that more interesting and memorable.

Whilst you enjoy taking pictures of the places you have visited, you are now getting more serious about photography. However, no matter how appreciative your friends are of the landscape, they don’t seem to match your enthusiasm when it comes to photography. Whilst they are content to snap away with their cameras or phones, they bemoan you for ‘holding’ them up as you go to get your tripod out. Of course you will enter into a bit of banter but they will probably just leave you to it and walk ahead.
Sound familiar?

The obvious solution is to have ‘me’ time and go out alone so you can shoot at your pace but before you decide to go solo, there is an answer to your predicament. Shoot hand held. Continue reading “Leading By The Hand – How to shoot landscapes without a tripod”

Through a Photographer’s Eye: Felix Mooneeram

Welcome to the Fourth Series of Through a Photographer’s Eye. In this latest series, we continue to learn about Australian photographers (or in this case a visiting photographer) and how they use FUJIFILM X Series Cameras to photograph their world around them. Our second featured photographer is Felix Mooneeram.


Can you tell us a bit about yourself and what drives you as a photographer to capture images?

I am a professional photographer from the UK, but these images were captured for FUJIFILM Australia whilst on holiday there at the start of 2018. I mostly shoot architecture back at home, but making travel images is one of my favourite things to do whilst I’m away. I find that experiencing a new place with my camera opens my eyes to it makes me take it in more than if I didn’t have my camera.

I think quite differently when shooting on holiday compared to my professional work. It’s a lot freer; a lot looser. Sometimes I shoot blind; sometimes I go to higher ISOs that I wouldn’t in my regular work. I don’t worry much about getting perfect exposures – the images are more about the moment or the feeling at the time, and I find that liberating.


You visited Australia to document the country, where did you travel within Australia and what gear did you decide to take with you?

We stayed in Melbourne, spent four nights on the Great Ocean Road in a van, and had a long weekend in Sydney. I took my full set minus one lens. This kit consists of the FUJIFILM X-T2, XF50-140mmF2.8, XF35mmF1.4, XF10-24mmF4 (listed in order of which I like to use most for anyone wondering). I often look ahead or try to isolate elements in my frame, so I love the F2.8 zoom. The range is so versatile for this kind of photography, but the size of the lens can be a little cumbersome for travelling, it has to be said. For me, it’s totally worth it, and if ever leave it at home, I always wish I’d bought it. These three lenses give me a vast range of focal lengths to work with and cover most situations that I want to shoot in.


Your photos look unique, what was your workflow? Did you use any advanced techniques like HDR to overcome Australia’s harsh light?

Thank you! I found the light in Australia an absolute joy to work with. In the UK it often feels like you are struggling to get enough light onto the sensor because the weather is usually pretty poor. In Australia, I was shooting at speeds my dial doesn’t get anywhere near back home which was fun. It meant I could quickly capture things that caught my eye, all handheld, and at the lowest ISOs. Because of the amount of editing, I do through my professional work [link to my https://felixmooneeram.co.uk/Recent-Commissions%5D, I hardly shot any bracketed exposures. I wanted to keep the editing down to a minimum, so I created a preset in Lightroom that brought out the vibrant colours and the warm, sunny tones from the Australian summer and applied it to most of my edits. That usually involved dropping the highlights, bumping shadows, and a bit more yellow and green in the temperature/tint.

What was the story behind the photo featuring the Koalas?

For four days we had a van kindly lent to us by Awesome Campers to travel from Melbourne down the Great Ocean Road. This was probably our favourite part of the trip. I was so amazed by how you can be on beautiful beaches one minute and 15 – 20 minutes later in thick, super tall woodlands that felt like you’d be several hours inland.

We had always hoped to see some koalas in the wild, and as you drive down the Great Ocean Road, you can often tell where they are because other campervanners were parked up ahead aiming their cameras into the trees high above. With this shot, we got so so lucky as not only did we see some, but we saw them at ground level and up close.

My girlfriend spotted them out of the window on the roadside one morning, and we parked ahead so as not to disturb them. We got out of the van and walked back towards them and were so pleased when we saw it was actually a mother and her baby. It was a fantastic experience to see them like this in their natural habitat and was a real high point of the trip. They stayed by us for a few minutes as I made some images of them with the XF50-140mmF2.8 zoom lens (we didn’t want to cramp their style), and then they climbed away up a tree. We had smiles on our faces the entire day after that.


Do you have any tips for anyone who is thinking about visiting Australia to photograph Sydney and the surrounding suburbs?

We only had one weekend in Sydney, but we had a great time there. The Botanical Gardens are a must see. When you get through them to the viewpoint on the coastline and look back on the city in the background and beautiful, lush, gardens in the foreground – it’s hard to believe that it’s a real city.

That whole area around the harbour and the opera house is really photogenic. The city/business district itself is quite oppressive, and the architecture isn’t all that interesting. Stick near the water, and you’ll see the best of the views. The walk from Bondi to Coogee past all the small coves and beaches is a must do.


Can you share some insight into what you look for when photographing architectural design?

I love to play with geometry, symmetry and leading lines when shooting architecture. This is why I’m often drawn to more modern architecture. I sometimes like to use people in the frame to not only give a sense of scale to a building but to show how people interact with it. If you’d like to know more about how I shoot architecture, I have another FUJIFILM blog post here.

If you have some advice for someone starting out in photography what would it be?

Shoot. Shoot. Shoot. Shoot as much as possible. Take your camera everywhere. This is the beauty of FUJIFILM and their mirrorless systems. They’re small enough and light enough to carry around, and the rangefinder style design means you make really strong connections between the functions of the camera and what results come from changing them. This is one of the main reasons I switched to FUJIFILM in the first place. I feel that using these cameras deepens your understanding of aperture, shutter speed and ISO like no DSLR could.

Swapping my Canon gear for FUJIFILM also opened up a new world of focal ranges for me. I was able to afford three lenses for the price of one Canon lens, and this changed my photography for the better. I could start to capture spaces from the details right back to the wider, covering shots. It helps to tell comprehensive and rich stories of a place.

To see more of Felix’s photography visit him over on Instagram and his website.

Shaken and Stirred – The Art of Intentional Camera Movement

Some of the greatest impressionist painters, including Monet, Renoir and Degas blurred the lines between subject and detail to communicate feeling and mood in their art. Chris Upton explains how you can do the same in modern photography, using Intentional Camera Movement.

By Chris Upton

We photographers often agonise over creating images that are pin sharp and which reflect reality. However, the old adage that “rules are meant to be broken” is never truer than with the creative technique of Intentional Camera Movement or ICM. Continue reading “Shaken and Stirred – The Art of Intentional Camera Movement”