James Reid’s new passion
Young matinee idol James Reid is best known for his impressive resume of film and television roles. And as a versatile talent, he has also made a legitimate name for himself in different creative areas including dancing, singing and song writing.
It is safe to say that James has been in front of the cameras since people could remember. But little did they know, the 23-year-old actor also enjoys being the one behind the lens.
What started as just a hobby for the young heartthrob has slowly become something that is now almost an everyday routine. From taking photos using a camera phone, he has taken this new found passion to a new level by using a digital camera.
“I was just using my cellphone camera until I got my cameras. These really help capture what you see. So, it helps capture your memories better. Also with videos, you appreciate memories more in the long run,” James reveals.
In a previous interview with Manila Standard, James said that he started with photography in 2015. Although he can’t consider himself as a professional lensman, he’s proud that people appreciate his being experimental in terms of choosing the subjects for his photos.
“I just take photos of what I think beautiful,” he adds.
James showcases most of his works through his Instagram. His feed is a mix between his personal life including his globetrotting adventures.
Recognizing his keen eyes and his growing passion for photography, James has been named by a popular camera brand as the face of the camera-loving generation called millennials. He headlined the launch of Fujifilm’s newest mirrorless innovation, the X-T20 on March 11 at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati. Hundreds of fans trooped to the venue just to have a glimpse of their idol promoting the brand. The ubiquitous heartthrob joined the brand’s executives in launching the handy and powerful X-T20, which is equipped with a 24.3 MP X-Trans CMOS III *1 sensor and X-Processor Pro image-processing engine. It is able to track moving objects with ease because of updated sensors, processors, and redone AF algorithm. The camera’s LCD monitor can be used to see before you shoot photos and videos, even at 4K quality to make those professional looking movies.
“It’s great to endorse a new camera that I love and use frequently,” says James of the new camera.
Being a strong and highly influential presence on social media, constantly updating his fans with well-defined photographs, expect more vivid photos and movie quality videos from James with his gadget that captures great moments and special memories.