That was easy

A little over 2 hours ago I got an email from Microsoft informing me that I was no longer on the waitlist for the new Bing and could start using the whiz-bang new AI-infused “new Bing.” Just for fun, I decided to ask Bing to help me write a blog post. This is what I asked it:

Help me write a short blog post about using my new Fujifilm X-T5 camera on a snowy winter’s day in almost white-out conditions.

Here’s what Bing wrote for me, verbatim. I haven’t modified anything except the formatting and adding in a few pictures that I made this winter (using the X-T5, of course!).

Using the Fujifilm X-T5 on a Snowy Winter’s Day

Winter photography can be challenging, especially when the snow is falling and the visibility is low. But that doesn’t mean you can’t capture some stunning images with your Fujifilm X-T5 camera. Here are some tips and tricks I learned from using my X-T5 on a snowy winter’s day in almost white-out conditions.

  1. Use a lens hood and a UV filter. These accessories will help prevent snowflakes from landing on your lens and causing unwanted reflections or spots on your images. They will also protect your lens from moisture and scratches.
  2. Set your white balance to auto or cloudy. The snow can make your images look too blue or too yellow, depending on the light source. By setting your white balance to auto or cloudy, you can get more accurate and natural colors in your photos.
  3. Adjust your exposure compensation. The snow can fool your camera’s metering system and make your images look too dark or too bright. To avoid this, you can use the exposure compensation dial on your X-T5 to adjust the brightness of your images. A positive value will make your images brighter, while a negative value will make them darker. I usually start with +1 or +2 and adjust from there, depending on the scene.
  4. Use a fast shutter speed and a high ISO. The snow can create a lot of movement and contrast in your images, so you want to use a fast shutter speed to freeze the action and avoid blur. A high ISO will also help you achieve a faster shutter speed, but be careful not to go too high and introduce too much noise. I usually set my ISO to auto and limit it to 3200 or 6400, depending on the light conditions.
  5. Experiment with different modes and settings. The X-T5 has a lot of features and functions that can help you get creative with your winter photography. For example, you can use the film simulation modes to apply different color effects to your images, such as Classic Chrome or Acros. You can also use the advanced filters to add some fun and artistic touches, such as Toy Camera or Miniature. You can also try the panorama mode to capture a wide-angle view of the snowy landscape, or the bracketing mode to take multiple shots with different settings and choose the best one later.

These are some of the tips and tricks I used to take some amazing photos with my Fujifilm X-T5 on a snowy winter’s day. I hope you find them useful and enjoy your winter photography as much as I did. Happy shooting!

I have to admit to being impressed. Yeah, the “tips” are basic and I would have gone into more detail here & there, I probably wouldn’t have written it as a tips & tricks post but rather a story, but it’s really easy to see the potential here.


4 Responses to “That was easy”

  1. Alessandra Avatar

    Oh my! That will make blog posting very easy. And also, a little boring, because instead of creatively writing a post, the writer will be reading and editing. Nice photographs, I first thought they were AI also, but then I read they are yours.

    1. Eric DeLorme Avatar
      Eric DeLorme

      Alessandra, I agree 100%. As much as I hate writing (I really do!), I would rather write than be an editor for AI-generated text. That said, the AI will only generate text as good as what it was asked to. The better the prompt, the better the output. Check out my next post to see what I mean.

  2. Diane Avatar

    lovely photos Eric. I especially love that one with the dog walker. I’m with Alessandra, although ‘handy’ to have the blog post written, I agree with her about boring. I prefer a personal connection when I’m reading a blog post so not sure the technology fits the bill.

    1. Eric DeLorme Avatar
      Eric DeLorme

      Thanks for your feedback, Diane! But as you’ll see with “my” (LOL) next post, if you give the AI better instructions, you’ll get better results. We’re heading into some very interesting times as the AI arms race heats up…

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