A Collection of Helmut Newton on Pinterest
Helmut Newton, born Helmut Neustädter (October 31, 1920 – January 23, 2004) was a German-Australian photographer. He was a prolific, widely imitated fashion photographer whose provocative, erotically charged black-and-white photos were a mainstay of Vogue and other publications
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For most people who know me, they will know, or soon will know how much I love the Fuji X-Pro1. This Newton inspired shoot with Sarah Beaufoy & Coco de Mer (www.coco-de-mer.com) was shot using the X-pro and just the light in the room. We had a spare day and thought we should have a little shoot using the house. As all photographers grow we change our style and change the inspirations behind the work, at the moment I do seem drawn to the powerful iconic photos of the Newtons and Baileys. One of the things about Newtons work I love is the way he keeps away from normal angles and lighting. Something we was keen to try with this shoot. The Black and white conversion was done in camera using the Fuji Film Simulation modes. Some extra dodge and burning was added in Photoshop after. I used the technique of making a new 50% Gray layer and converting this into soft light then painting on the layer with large soft brushes. Trying to preserve the noise from the camera was an important detail. Shooting at High ISO on the Fuji is great as you can use it to creative effect in a nice way, especially with B&W. These were shot using the Red Filter.
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For this blog i’m going to break one of my “blog rules” and talk about a camera. As you know I dont really talk about kit unless its serves a particular purpose. I’m much more interested in talking about how and why a shot was taken, the story and experience behind a photo is what photography is for me. However for this blog i’m going to talk a little about the Fuji xpro 1. Why?
Well I have never used a camera that has changed the way I photograph, the camera has always been nothing more than a tool. This changed when I got my hands on this little box of joy. There was a specific reason I made this purchase which I will go into. But after a week of shooting this thing, how would I sum it up. Quirky, awesome, annoying, frustrating, amazing, old school. They are just a few terms I have used to describe this camera….
I’ve had the Fuji X-Pro1 since April 2012 and like anything it takes a while to really get to know it. So for this reason I wanted to add some further thoughts to my first blog post, the review of the X-Pro1. I have been impressed with the image quality of this camera from day 1, in fact beyond impressed, blown away sometimes. The resolution and detail that the sensor can record is really something else. Low light (high ISO) capability is really great. I just had this image printed at 18×12 inches as a digital c-type print on lustre paper. The shot was taken at ISO 1000 and you cannot see a spec of noise in the final print. The detail level is also great, you can see every leaf. The image was taken with the 18mm Fuji XF lens at f/2.5….
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This time of year I make my annual pilgrimage Le Mans in France to photograph the Le Mans 24 hour sportscar race. I usually spend a few days in Paris on the way to Le Mans as a way of adjusting to the time zone and to take advantage of the photographic opportunities Paris provides. For my motorsport photography my camera bag is crammed with Canon digital SLR bodies and lenses but I am a big fan of the X series range of FUJIFILM cameras. (Not just because I work for FUJIFILM!) Last year I photographed Paris using the retro styled fixed lens FUJIFILM X100, this year I had the new X-Pro1 at my disposal with an 18mm, 35mm and 60mm lenses. Without a doubt the FUJIFILM X-Pro1 is the most versatile camera I have ever used. I had used the camera for about 2 months prior to my trip and I was very excited by the high ISO capability of the camera and the sharpness of the Fujinon lenses. The new sensor technology provided me with amazingly sharp images in all shooting conditions and I couldn’t wait to get to Paris as I had a few ideas for images that I thought would take advantage of the technological advances in the X-Pro1….
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Fuji XPro1. A lot has been said online about this remarkable and opinion polarising camera. I will cut to the chase right now – if you’re looking for the best travel camera available in 2012, this is it. My opinion is considered and well thought out. I’ve traveled, mostly overland, and photographed twenty-five countries since 2010.
I’ve shot and traveled with many different camera’s, but the Fuji XPro1 outshines them all. Hands down. So much so, that I recently sold my Nikon DSLR system. My travel camera kit now consists solely of the Fuji XPro1, with just a single lens. This is easily the best travel camera combo I have ever had the pleasure to use.
Photos shot in an abandoned building in New Zealand with the Fuji X-Pro-1 and 18mm lens.
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A collection of photos taken with my new X-Pro1 during the first couple of months with it!
Stephan Geyer is a freelance photographer based in Dubai. Constantly on an airplane, covering all of Africa and the Middle East for his day job, with a passion for street and candid photography.
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Shooting with the Fuji X-Pro1 makes me feel like a kid again. It’s just so much damned fun to play with! I’ve gotten stuck in a rut with it, though. The 18mm Fujinon lens fits my style of shooting and is on the camera 98% of the time. Yesterday I was sitting on the wall at the Apple Store plaza on 58th street and Fifth Avenue, watching all the girls go by (Brother you can’t go to jail for what your thinking, or for the woo look in your eye). Just for a change I switched over to the Fujinon 35mm lens, which got me a lot closer to my subjects than I am used to. It was a challenge to get the framing right. Bringing the subject so much closer adds an intensity to the image but also creates some difficulties in how to use surrounding figures and lines to support the composition.
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As the affair continues with my fuji X-Pro 1 I’ve been itching to do some beauty shots. But as I was unable to hire the Fujifilm Fujinon XF-60mm F2.4 R lens I had to make do with my 35mm (obviously this is not standard in beauty photography but my curiosity got the better of me and this is what me and fab model Natalie Kusdemir came up with ….
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Today some images we shot last week during the glamour workshop with Simone. Shot with the Fuji X pro 1.
These shots were all done with two strobes on the background metering 3 stops over the main light (2.5 is in theory enough but in practice 3 stops makes sure everything is nice and even), remember that is metered reflective, not incident. For the mainlight I used the Elinchrom Maxilight with grid placed behind the model aimed at the surface of the cube and her face. This is a setup that is very nice for this kind of shots and gives a nice edge light on the model.
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