Shooting the Fuji X100s: The Sierra of Mexico Revisited.

Roping. City of Dolores Hildalgo, Mexico.

Traditional Roping. Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico | Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley

New Work: The Streets of Guanajuato is a collection of images from the cities, pueblos and historically rich cultural landscapes of Mexico’s Guanajuato District.

Streets of Guanajuato: 2016 Image Collection

The State of Guanajuato is famous for its artistic legacy, a long history of silver mining and perhaps most importantly the birthplace of Mexico’s Independence.

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Dia de los Muertos | Photographs © Jeremy Wade Shockley

Please take a moment to view this collection of recent images which I made while exploring the vibrant communities in and around San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato.

While the collection does include just a few iPhone images, such as the photograph of a family soaking at the thermal springs, the lions share of these images were made using the now classic Fuji x100s mirrorless camera.

Seeing Gardens. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Garden Terrace, San Miguel de Allende | Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley

For those of you who know this camera, you understand what a wonderfully versatile camera it is — in case you are not familiar with the Fuji line up, please check out the newest Fuji x100F. Sporting a fast (F2) fixed 23mm lens (35mm equivalent) this digital camera is a powerhouse!

I published a camera review last year on my experience as a Fuji x100s aficionado in the field — click on the link to give it a read.

Terrace View. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Dusk, San Miguel de Allende | Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley

Hope you enjoy the photographs! — Best, Jeremy

Streets of Guanajuato: Open Shutter Gallery. Durango, Colorado. Sept 16th—Oct 19th 2016.

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Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2016

Opening reception this Friday, Sept. 16th 2016 at the Open Shutter Gallery in Durango, Colorado. My work will be presented in the gallery’s unique “vault” space — showcasing some of my most recent work from throughout the State of Guanajuato, Mexico.

Color filled moments spanning the Festival of Cervantes to the the annual Blessing of the Horses in the neighboring San Martin.

Expertly crafted by local printer Lisa Mackey, these image will be exhibited on Moab Entrada paper, signed and editioned.

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Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2016

The gallery will additionally feature exhibits from Holly Roberts and Margy Dudley.

Open Shutter Gallery: 735 Main Avenue  Durango, Colorado.

I hope to see you there on Friday evening!

Best, Jeremy

Traveling Light: Street Photography Kit

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This is the first post of a series, hopefully providing some ideas or insight into my workflow as a journalist, street photographer and world traveler! From walking around major U.S. cities at night, or exploring the cobblestones streets of Central America, this kit is a favorite of mine.

When shooting a Nikon DSLR camera, I simply add on a favorite lightweight prime lens to a D7000 body, often adding another lens to the messenger bag for variety. The 20/50mm is a favorite combo of mine, or for more reach try the 35/85mm combo. Each setup will yield excellent images on the go! The prime lenses are lighter, sharper and often have the fastest apertures for the money. Their compact size is also indiscreet, I find this attribute invaluable to my workflow.

These images portray a Panasonic Lumix GX1 Mirrorless camera system. These cameras provide much of the image quality and manual controls one would expect from a full size DSLR at half the size! The technology is changing rapidly, with a little research you will certainly find one to your liking! I recommend the Fuji x100s or the newer Lumix Gx7. If price is not your first concern, the Sony a7r and Fuji xTi are gaining popularity as real “workhorse” cameras for journalist and travel photographers alike. Solid build, light weight!

With this system I download my images to the laptop each night when on assignment, once duplicates are made, I clear the card and charge my batteries for the next day’s adventures!

Traveling light:

  • Custom Tailored Timbuk 2 Messenger Bag (Soft canvas, water resistant, low profile color scheme)
  • Removable (Black) Tenba insert provides padding and organizational dividers
  • Panasonic Lumix GX1 Mirrorless Camera System
  • 20mm F1.7 interchangeable Lumix Lens (Excels in low light situations, fast autofocus)
  • Cordless Charger, Extra Lumix battery
  • Metal Lens hood provides protection from the elements
  • 128 GB LEXAR Brand Professional SD Card (No need to carry extra memory cards)
  • Leather half case provides extra protection to the camera, adding additional grip when shooting
  • ASMP MEDIA Badge – just in case!
  • Small Notepad, (2) Ink Pens, Business Cards, Mini keychain style Maglite (Not Shown in Photo)
  • Perhaps most importantly, iPhone 5 – covert camera for Instagram posts, social media hub.