Aprita Upadhyaya is no stranger to shooting protests and marches in DC — she was part of the team that produced our photo book, UnPresidented, which documented the protests and riots during the Trump inauguration.
We caught up with Arpita after the Women’s March in DC this past weekend. In particular, we wanted to see how she was liking the Fujifilm X-T30 that she won for taking first place at the live shootout at last year’s Focus on the Story festival. (All the photos here were taken with her X-T30)
“Yesterday had really hard conditions to shoot in with the cold and the rain. But the camera is small and light and unobtrusive … While I’ve often stuck my DSLR’s 24-70mm into people’s faces and shot, it felt easier do that with the X-T30. I had to take super quick shots, often without time to set the focal point carefully, but I was impressed at how often the focus was tack on,” she said. “I’m still getting used to the camera settings and this was the first time I did this kind of photography with it — I really liked it.”
All images © Arpita Upadhyaya.