TAKE TEN: Salty-C Productions

It’s a privilege for us to be able to share the work of the local Fujifilm community in celebration of the ten-year anniversary of the X Mount system. This week we hop onboard Yeti the Van to join Michael Monk and Acacia Denison, the team behind Salty-C Productions. We chat about their photographic journey on the way to the next destination.

Why do you love photography/videography?

We really enjoy sharing things/places that we find with our friends, family or following. The whole process from capturing that moment to editing and sharing is just an enjoyable process.

What made you switch to Fujifilm and when did this happen?

Michael: When I was looking for a new camera, I found the price tags and specs didn’t match anything that Fujifilm could offer, so it was an easy decision to switch over. I switched to Fujifilm in in April 2019, starting with an X-H1 and then in 2020 I bought the X-T4.

Acacia: I switched to Fujifilm two years ago while studying photography. I realised I could get a much better product for the money I was spending. Since Michael was already shooting Fujifilm and loving it, it was an easy decision for me. I went with the Fujifilm X-T30, I love its small lightweight compact size, great for being on the move travelling full time. The X-T30 may be small but definitely does the job well. Working together with Michael, we realised it would be a good choice to shoot with the same brand of gear, that way we can share lenses and grow our setup at a set quality standard.

What do you love most about the camera?

Michael: I love all the dials you have access to, and the digital viewfinder is a great touch. Let’s not forget about the built in IBIS for filming. The X-T4 has been nothing but amazing and over the years we have gathered a nice range of lenses.

Acacia: With the X-T30 in particular I love the small lightweight compact body. It makes for a great travel adventure camera, always being on the go it is nice and easy to always have on hand. I also love the look and feel of the Fujifilm bodies having an old-school look. I also enjoy the feel of the tactile dials. It feels like a well-built camera that can withstand any adventure.

Tell us a bit more about your photography/videography and what you would like to achieve through this.

South Africa is such a beautiful country with hidden gems all around us. There is so much diversity when it comes to the landscapes, the people, cultures and scenery. We aim to promote local travel, be a tourist in your own country as there is so much to experience. We enjoy showcasing the scenery, little villages and towns that are worth visiting.

Where can people find your work online?

We have a website, www.saltycpro.com, while we post more regularly on Instagram, @salty.c_productions. We also share weekly videos on our YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/c/MichaelMonk.

You can also check out our personal Instagram pages:

@michael.monk and @acacia.denison.

And then our van in which we explore the country: @yeti.the.van.

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