Fashion Photography

88 Pitti Uomo, Summer. Pitticolor! Shoot with Fuji X-T1 |
Alessandro Michelazzi

Pitti Uomo in Florence is always a special occasion to photograph all the designers and creative people from the fashion world that comes to Florence; so it’s always a special occasion to bringing home some interesting shots. During the fair days I’ve used the Fuji X-T1 with the 35mm f/1.4 which is equivalent to a classic 50mm in the full frame format. Again, from my point of view, the Fuji’s camera prove to be extremely interesting with the color rendering: despite the saturation boost in post processing, skin color remains very natural. I had a very good felling using the Fuji X-T1 camera and the manual settings; the grip of the hand was also helped by the additional battery grip witch add the vertical shutter release button. I can only confirm all the good opinions and reviews expressed about the quality of the electronic viewfinder! I think we are facing the first real electronic viewfinder that allows a quality performance nearly equal to the optical one or even better: especially in low light situations the electronic viewfinder is way better to help you seeing and composing the scene. From the Fuji X-T1 I also appreciated the possibility (since firmware 3.0) to set the EVF without visualising the color profile; in this way the scene is absolutely neutral and you have even more the feeling of looking through a real optical viewfinder…….

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Fuji X-T1

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Back to Square One | Danilo Piccioni

Like many people out there, I too have taught myself how to use a camera and take photographs the old fashioned way. Using analogic film. That was long time ago, I didn’t have a job and money was an issue, and with only 36 exposures to use each time I was out shooting, didn’t leave me a lot of room to experiment with, and the learning curve was everything but smooth and fast. Then one day, digital happened. Suddenly I found myself from being the poor self taught photography student to be a spoiled brat that could afford to shoot until his finger got tired of pushing the trigger down. I realised: I can finally experiment and really learn how to take the perfect exposure now, this is going to be fun! Unfortunately it did not work the way I planned. First of all the „new generation“ cameras were very different from what I was a costumed to: they were bulky extremely heavy and the setting were hidden deep down inside menus and hard to master. It was much more like learning a computer software instead…….

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Fuji X-T1

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FUJI X-SYSTEMS on Flipboard | Thomas Menk

…by far the best place of Fuji relevant stories
 
#x100 #xpro1 #xe1 #xe2 #x100s #x100t #xt1 #xt10 #xphotographer #reviews #stories #manuals #philosophy #quotes #samples #tutorials #comparisons ……
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Sexiest camera ALIVE! | Ivan Joshua Loh

Its been almost 2 years since I gotten my first Fuji X series system. Its a birthday gift from my loving wife. Its the Xpro1 plus 2 lenses. XF35mm F1.4 and XF 14mm F2.8. Boy am I lucky! And boy am I lucky to have a wife! I have always think the Xpro1 looks gougeous. But never though of owning one as the price is not that cheap to start with. Until I had lunch with my good pal and fellow photographer; Joel Lim. He been using the Xpro1 for couple of months already and when I first held it; my first thought was its rather big and AF is not quick enough. Big because I was comparing it with a compact camera and AF is not quick because I was comparing with my DSLR( 1DX ). What a silly comparison. On the good side; I love the beautiful crafted dials. oozing with such sex appeal. The aperture rings, reminds me of a SLR from the old film days. An APS-C size Fuji X-trans sensor for capturing great details. The built quality that is second to none and after awhile I think its not that big after all. Especially when one compare with a DLSR…….

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Fuji X-Pro1

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A night at the museum ~ Lighting sets | Damien Lovegrove

A recent phone call from a client for a rush photoshoot led to a great opportunity to use the lighting skills I learned many years ago at the BBC. All I knew was we had the Bristol Museum available for 2 hours and we needed a couple of wow shots for an event campaign. I suggested a few models and together with designer Molly Mishy May, we worked out the plan. Vicki was to do Victoria’s hair at my studio ahead of the shoot to save time on set and while I rigged lights she was to work with Donatella. It was a great plan and it worked perfectly. You have to start with the end in mind. As soon as I was on set with my clients I established the fact they wanted one shot with portrait orientation for a poster and leaflet campaign with space at the top and on the left for text and one landscape orientated shot for body copy. Both shots needed to show the museum as a classic building suitable to hold functions. The models were to be in dramatic poses as if playing roles in a performance rather than just looking pretty……….

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Fuji X-T1

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Souvenirs de Paris , la deuxième partie | Michelle George

I’ve just got back from vacation trip to Paris, this time it was for pleasure, not work…though after seeing Peter Lindberg’s current exhibition at the Gagosian gallery I felt an overwhelming need to take some pictures. So I contacted my friend and model Gina Woitke who happens to live in Paris with a view to combining street photography and portraiture. All I had on this trip was my Fuji X e1 with its 18-55 mm kit lens so we decided to keep it very raw. Stripped back, no make up, no styling and no retouching. All Post production is done in Adobe Lightroom with a view to give it a filmic look……..

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Fuji X-E1

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Shaping The Light with Karl Bratby | Richard Hurst

On Saturday 26th July 2014 I travelled to Nottingham to attend a workshop run by local photographer Karl Bratby. The workshop was to be called “Shaping The Light” and be in his studio and based around learning to use natural and studio flash to get the most of of your images.  A lot of the top professional photographers use only one light to create their images and when done correctly can produced stunning results and this is what Karl was going to be teaching us. Karl’s studio was absolutely amazing, based on the top floor of an old converted victorian factory it was surrounded by huge glass windows with oozes of light flooding in. If Carlsberg did studios then this is what they’d come up with. Along with myself there were 5 other photographers taking part in the day and after everyone had arrived and we had all made our introductions Karl put us to work. This wasn’t going to be one of those workshops were everything is set up for you and the model put in place and you just push the shutter, oh no right from the word go Karl asked us where we thought in the studio had the best natural light coming through and told us to grab some props and compose a scene…..

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GQ Japan with Art Comes First… | Alex Lambrechts

GQ Japan Magazine Shoot, May 2014. All shot on location in London, using natural light and my trusty Fujifilm X100S with wide converter, and XT1 with 14mm Fujinon & 50mm Leica lens. Art comes First shot for GQ Japan by Alex Lambrechts….

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Erika against white | Timo Koponen

Last time I shot with Erika (here), I ranted how shooting in a small white room is a giant pain in the ass. Light spill, uncontrollable reflections, mental breakdown, suicidal thoughts, etc… Well, this time it’s pretty much the opposite. Let’s see how we can turn that small white room in to a huge light modifier. When I shoot with natural light I usually tend to a) back light my subjects, or b) use hard, direct sunlight. I hate overcast days and I much rather shoot in high noon on a sunny day than say, during golden hour. I like to have plenty of light. Hard light. Light of the golden hour lacks balls. So, how do you create heavy back light or direct sunlight with strobe?…….

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X-T1 and 56mm Lens – Model Shoot – Del Mar | Chris Dodkin

The X-T1 and 56mm performed superbly. The camera was responsive and the EVF was easy to use even in bright sunlight. AF was fast and accurate – I dropped the AF box down one size, and positioned it over the eyes for each shot. DOF was razor thin, so care had to be taken not to focus and recompose, as this introduced the possibility of a mis-focused shot. With such wide apertures in daylight, I has to use a 4 stop ND filter to keep the shutter speeds in range. The lens reminds me of my Canon 85mm f/1.2L – another portrait specialist – it has that smooth bokeh and wonderful contrast – it just makes people look gorgeous! But let’s not forget that the Fuji 56mm is less than half the cost of the Canon 85mm! I’ll say it here, now that I’ve used the camera and lens combo in anger – they are going to get a lot of use in the studio and in location shooting…….

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