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Lake Kawaguchi by Dario Branco

This is probably my last post about Japan. I wanted to finish this chapter all at once. Here and on Instagram. Today is going to be more about me than the trip itself. For that, I am more or less sorry.

I mean I had to have a reason for going to Japan right? As a photographer, I wanted to photograph Mount Fuji. It is an iconic landscape that not trying would be a waste of time. I also wanted to be in a place where I would feel how Japanese people used to live, and still do. For me, these small details made all the difference.

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Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG OS HSM by Dario Branco

I have been waiting to get a "standard" zoom lens with a bigger aperture for a while. The Canon version is too expensive for me, on the website I was looking it is currently 2000€ and the Sigma is "only" 1300€. With that said I was able to pay 600€ for this lens after a few discounts and selling the Canon 24-105mm. Being able to get it for less than half the price was also one of the main reasons I bought it.

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The Personal Work vs Work by Dario Branco

When i posted about my Canon 5D Mark III i tried to point out that i have two sides of being a professional photographer.

The side that pays the bills, actual work, and as a friend told me, the side that fuels the passion, the fun part.

I learned that i have to have both in order to be motivated, sane and be a happier human being.

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The Fuji X100T - Part II The 365 Project by Dario Branco

On my previous post, i talked how i started shooting more with the Fuji X100T.

However, what is the point of getting a new camera if i am not going to take photos every day?! That is why i decided to try a 365 Project. Is nothing new or original. It was something i thought would keep me motivated to photograph as often as possible.

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The Fuji X100T - Part 1 by Dario Branco

Now that all the introductions are done i can start moving forward with the blog.

However, i have to take the time to talk about the Fuji X100T.

Finally, i bought mine mid-August this year. Ever since the first model came out i desired one. It looks vintage, it is small, inconspicuous, silent and a lot of fun to shoot with. It is an expensive camera, and i was lucky to get it in second hand. Still 800€.

Since then i try to take the camera wherever i go.

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Introduction by Dario Branco

Hello Friends.

Welcome you to my new and, hopefully, the last blog in the internet.

Finally i am have a place where i can have my personal and commissioned work all together as well as a place to share ideas. The idea came about in 2015 while planning a trip to Iceland. I want everything to be connected: Theme, Photos, Design and Blog. That is why i chose to name the website The Road Rider.

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