Who Is Dave Kai Piper?
Professional photographer, re-toucher, educator, organizer, Fuji X-Photographer, teacher and one very busy guy. I had the good fortune and pleasure of interviewing the man behind Ideas And Images and got a little insight into what it takes to run and sustain a successful photography business, how he creates the images you see here and much more, read on for all the details!
How would you describe your style?
You promised these questions would be easy! I guess for some people this is a really easy question, but I do struggle with this one. At the moment if someone was to log on to my website they would see a mix of headshots, landscapes, music photography and fashion. During 2013, I started to shoot much more with deeper depth and single lighting, I guess styles change, I feel 2014 will be my beauty year………..
See on www.slrlounge.com
Sharing some new images. And light setups, because everybody loves them, right? I’m not too fond on using strobes when shooting on location. Too much hustle, way too much shit to carry with you. But it is winter, and days are dark, so shooting only with natural light is a bit of stretch. I had a shoot with lovely Iris few weeks ago. I was going for something fashionable and sexy, with kinda laid back, life-style, snapshot feel in the images. There is some nudity, so beware, NSFW after the jump. We started the shoot outdoors. Lighting is simple, one bare speedlight, with 1/2 CTO gel to warm up the light, zoomed to 50mm and shot through tree branches to create some interesting shadows. There are some ambient light mixing in but most of the work is done by the flash. Bare flash and CTO gel create a nice, late afternoon, direct sunlight feel. Shot with Fuji x-pro1 and 60mm macro lens……
See more pictures on timokoponen.blogspot.de
Just a quick post to share some images from recent test shoot with Jasmin. Beauty shots with just one strobe. And a reflector. And a mirror. And then some.. Let’s start with the light setup. Which I pretty much stole from some (can’t remember the exact one, sorry) Creative Live online workshop that was hosted by Matthew Jordan Smith (he is an extraordinary photographer). Having original ideas is so passé, isn’t it?
See on timokoponen.blogspot.de
I went a long road since 2003, the year I took photography more seriously. In this ten years I went through many experiences and I discovered that I like making experiments while discovering new areas of photography. Some weeks ago – still in 2013 – a friend of mine called saying „why don’t you come and help me with a photo-shoot?“. It was a shooting on client’s site, an hairstylist, something I never did before… so I jumped in! We planned two days of work on sundays, when the studio is closed. We settled there our lights and gear, that meant four soft-boxes, remotes, tripods, diffusers… definitely a lot of stuff, but the best part was bringing on a fashion assignment my Fuji X-E1, 35mm, 23mm and 18-55 zoom. Yes, it is right, I brought a APS-C system and It was… fashion!
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For some time I’m in possession of a Fuji X-Pro1 camera, a very nice retro look (mirrorless) camera with excellent specifications.
It’s not a DSLR, does have the ability to exchange lenses and is less intimidating as for example the Canon 5D MK III. Fujifilm has developed a new sensor for the X series, and these sensors are all real winners. This week I have the Fuji X-Pro1 subjected to a test in the studio to see how the camera behaves there. I must say I am very impressed with both the camera and the quality of the lenses. below are the results of a very nice photo shoot with model Marell Niekolaas
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When I bought the Fuji X-Pro1 back in February (2013) I never had any intentions of using it for anything other than a compact walk around camera to be used when I was out with my family, but the question of whether or not I thought it could be used as a working professionals camera was coming at me repeatedly from other photographers, so I decided to give it a test run. Now, there are those of you who are coming here that are more interested in the photos than my thoughts on the X-Pro1, so I’ll start off showing those and move onto my thoughts after. All of these images were shot using the Fuji XF 35mm f/1.4 lens, which is a 50mm equivalent when mounted on the X-Pro1. I used mixed lighting sources (flash mixed with constant light) with long exposures (around 2 seconds) to achieve the motion effects. Hair & Makeup by the incredibly talented Mallory McGowan…….
See more great studio pictures on nathanelson.com
Recently the Fuji X pro 1 and I have been working with the fantastic girls at Models 1 curve . As the fuller figure becomes increasingly more popular in the fashion industry with Vogue and Elle frequently using curvier models on their covers, Debenhams finally introducing plus size mannequins and H & M launching their summer plus size campaign it’s no wonder these girls are so popular. It’s only a matter of time before they are each gracing the billboard of some major campaign…
…. when I’m working with the Fujifilm X lenses wide open I use manual focus with the one touch focus lock. I adjust the position of the focus zone using the switches on the back of the camera. I use this system because the lenses are flat field design. That is, the edges of the frame focus at a further distance than the centre of the frame for any given lens focus position making the focus reframe method far less accurate. The great news is, that unlike a dSLR, the peripheral focus zones on the Fuji X cameras are very sensitive and completely useable. One problem though is I have yet to find a way of setting the focus area of the X-E2 to a smaller size. It remains a big rectangle. If you know how I can set a smaller focus zone when I’m using MF mode please leave me a comment. I have no problem with the X-Pro1 so I somehow think that this must be a system bug that will be corrected with a firmware upgrade soon. Fujifilm are very good at providing firmware upgrades on a regular basis……
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Is the Fuji x100s really a compact camera? You may know already that I have personally fallen in love with the new Fuji X series. The X-Pro1 had become my main body, replacing the Canon 5D Mk II. I said “had become“, because the there is a new kid on the block who totally stole my heart. The Fuji x100s arrived on the scene thanks to a kind loan from Fuji and made its big brother look chunky, big and slow. Everything I had to get used to with the X-Pro1 have been fixed or improved in the Fuji x100s.
The question is: would I use the Fuji x100s professionally for our Boudoir Photography?
Fuji x100s: kudos to Fuji
The Fuji x100s is a beautiful camera. What do I think the “s” at the end of its name stand for? “Steroids“? “Super“? “Simply brilliant“? All of those. This camera is the natural extension of my hands and eyes. The Fuji x100s is a tiny camera, unobtrusive yet powerful. Do you remember the “pain points” I underlined while reviewing the X-Pro1? Fuji worked hard on those. The Fuji x100s is free from them. The focus speed is truly impressive. It still struggle under certain circumstances, as while backlighting your subject, but it is from another planet in comparison with the previous one. The other point I noticed that was solved is the lag between the pressing of the buttons. This little camera is quick, and when you press the button, it clicks. Would I use the Fuji x100s professionally for our Boudoir Photography? I am already doing it! ….
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Here is a gallery of pictures taken by Damien Lovegrove with the fabulous Fujifilm XF 60mm f/2.4 macro prime lens. All the pictures were shot on the Fujifilm X-Pro1 camera……
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