About Bill Jones, Jr.


I am a novelist and a poet who owns cameras in addition to pens. These are not necessarily my best photos, but they are the ones I like the most of my everyday shots. My very best (portfolio) shots I post to my photography website, Firewing Photography.

I shoot mostly with a Fujifilm X100T, Fujifilm X20, Nikon D600,ย  or Nikon D300 these days, but previously have used a Ricoh CX-3, Nikon D90, Kodak Z740, Panasonic Lumix FZ50, and my old trusty Minolta film wagons. In truth, the Fujis are my favorites and I only hold the others due to nostalgia (or stupidity). I often shoot with my better half who’s the other half of this blog.

We like cheese.

I also have a writing blog and one dedicated to art, also with M. Thanks for stopping by!

1-Chinatown HDR 12


55 thoughts on “About Bill Jones, Jr.

  1. Bill I noticed on some of your photos you used a Fuji X20. I recently sold my OMD E-M5 outfit and I was looking for a camera that I can just go out and shoot with and not worry about changing lenses. Like you I am also into Nikon DX and FX formats. I was thinking about buying a Fuji X20 to just get back to shooting more casually, what are your thoughts and are there any negatives. I know it probably will not have the high ISO performance of the Nikons but that’s not what I want it for.


    1. I like the Fuji X20 a lot. It took a while for me to get used to, as the interface is much different than a Nikon, but once I did, I fell in love (I hated it for 2 weeks). It has a bunch of advanced features that are tough on the Nikon, like 180ยบ and 360ยบ panoramas; exposure, dynamic range, or ISO bracketing; color variants, and the usual scene stuff like macro shooting. It also has a silent mode, which I use all the time, with no flash and no shutter noise.

      There is more noise on the higher ISO shots, but I’ve had no issues under normal conditions. It’s also very fast, and shoots up to 9 frames per second, faster even than the Nikon.

      Probably the toughest thing to get used to was shooting by using the LED. You can look through the viewfinder, but the lens shows up in the way and it’s kind of annoying. My partner has the X100, and loves that one too. They both produce great shots, except the X20 is half the price and has a zoom lens the other lacks. I’d recommend them.


    1. Thank you, Audrey. I’m actually returning from my hiatus. I’d felt as though I lost my way, and the best way to get back on track is to close your eyes and ask for direction.

      Thanks for stopping by.


  2. @”I like cheese.” – come back to France, then… – cheese country – by definition and by excellence! ๐Ÿ™‚ red Bordeaux wine & cheese(s) – OK? cheers! ๐Ÿ™‚


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