I love working with clients that have a clear vision for their brand and from our very first phone contact and meeting I knew that minds behind new Fashion Jewellery label OUMIRA were very switched on; understood their target market and the kind of eye catching, fashion branding images that would grab a customers attention. As the premier sales point for Oumira is an online shop we decided to go with classic white background, lit and photographed in the studio – great for online retailing and very popular with PR’s and Fashion Editors for ease of insertion in magazine ‘What’s Hot’ fashion pages too. The brief was for great energy from the model; and this only comes from great energy between the model and the photographer, to be combined with fabulous lighting, put it all together and capture those special moments.
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Pros & Cons of shooting Fashion with the Fujifim X-Pro1
- A very high percentage of Sharp and In-Focus shots = more keepers to choose from.
- Exceptional file quality straight from the camera.
- Great detailed files from RAW – but see the Con below..
- Ability to shoot with any of the three viewfinder options & I used all three on this shoot.
- No mirror ‘black-out’; you see the shot you are making.
- Everyone loves the X-Pro1, and the client probably doesn’t own one (yet)..
- You need to remove the tripod plate to open the Card/Battery door.
- Viewfinder not as large as with a DSLR, I look over the top of the camera if it’s a problem.
- RAW conversion tends to be time consuming – frustrating – impossible under some circumstances..
- Write speeds not as fast as DSLR – can slow down playback viewing.
- Minor shutter lag, though not enough to cause me at least to miss any shots..
For me the decision to use the Fuji X-Pro1 on this shoot was definitely the right call. The Camera and the XF35mmF1.4 R were a perfect combination for the contemporary fashion look and feel we were after from the shoot. The image quality is superb and the cameras ability to focus accurately and quickly (in that order) allowed me to focus more on what was happening in front of the camera; the shots, than worrying if the shots were really in focus or not. And as I wrote in my X-Pro1 review on Street Fashion Sydney; this is a camera that enhances your photography instead of hindering it. Love it!
See full article and more pictures on fashionphotographysydney.blogspot.fr
After a passionate yet somewhat impetuous relationship with the Fujifilm X-Pro 1 I couldn’t resist a little fling with his younger brother the Fujifilm X-E1 I’d spend sleepless nights wondering if he could deliver the same image quality as the X pro 1 but at almost half the cost of the Fuji X Pro 1 I was in serious doubt… Appearance wise, albeit the slimed down body, slightly smaller LCD, additional pop-up flash, but lack of the much talk about hybrid view finder, the look and function of these camera are almost identical, to the point that they could be twin – they both posses the X-Trans CMOS sensor, 16 million pixels resolution and a high ISO sensitivity which all attribute to the X pro 1’s outstanding image quality. Though, the thing that really enticed me into this adulterous fling was the new.Fujinon XF Lens: XF18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS kit zoom lens.
Admittedly I could have purchased this separately to use solely with the X pro 1 but the kit price and buzz surrounding the X-E1 was just too tempting…and as Oscar Wild states ‘I can resist everything but temptation’ ) My first though was to take this seedy affair around the back streets of soho, mainly to test out the infamous noise free high IOS settings and also the new built in pop-up flash; However as me and the lovely model Allana from Milk management set out on our quest, it was clear life had other plans for us:) As the temperature that night slowly decreased to sub zero temperatures and drunken tourist tried to muscle in on our shoot. We only managed to get a handful of shots around Soho
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December is the month that I set aside for creative time. Time to write, shoot and think. This shoot has been planned for several weeks. I won’t discuss the original concepts but it’s fair to say they weredark. I have a new friend in the wedding and fashion industry Lisa Keating who partnered us on this shoot. Lisa custom made the corsets, the head pieces and accessories. Luke, my graphic and web designer is currently building a new website for Lisa and it will be ready for launch very soon. I first met Helen and Lisa on a shoot in the summer that I volunteered to assist on. I suggested we got together for some creative fusion at some point soon and I love the way that effort is rewarded.
The dream team are…
Model: Helen Diaz
Make up and hair: Vicki Waghorn
Styling: Lisa Keating
Photography: Damien Lovegrove
Camera: Fujifilm X-Pro1, 18-55mm OIS zoom lens mostly shot at the 55mm end wide open at f/4
Lights: Lupolux Quadlight 1500, Lupolux DayLED 1000 x2, Lupolux 800, Lupolux DayLED 650
Post production: Straight from Lightroom without Photoshop intervention
See more pictures on www.prophotonut.com
Clean & simple commercial shoot from September, the X-Pro1 handles the natural light in the studio with no sweat, and then there’s not much left to do when you have models with flawless skin (Jasmin, Lisa & Rebecca) and a sharp Hair & Makeup team (Mira Parmar and Tina Solberg Torstad)…
See on alexlambrechts.blogspot.fr
In continuing to honor my love of cinema and the X pro 1 and to also take advantage of my Parents being away on holiday:) I decided to shoot on location at their home in Epping Forest (which by the way has gorgeous natural light). I wanted to shoot something that looked like stills from a movie rather than a fashion editorial piece.
I will now let the pictures write the following 1000 words…
All shots taken using the Fuji X pro 1 with the 35 mm lens, albeit the black and white close up where I used the 60mm lens (possible my favorite, though still needs slight more improvement on the auto focus). A special shout out to models Jake Doughty and Sky Seraphin who had literally just met 30 mins prior to shooting so I think an applaud goes out to them for pulling off the chemistry on set…..
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Here are a selection of my pictures from day one of this lavish two day workshop. I’ve added some lighting and style notes for good measure too.
Model: Katie Green
Make up: Sophie Page
Location: Pipewell Hall
Workshop page with facts and figures:
Camera: Fujifilm X-Pro1, 18mm, 35mm and 60mm lenses
Lighting kit: Canon and Nikon Speedlights, RF 601 triggers from Ebay, Lovegrove Gemini bracket with umbrellas, Lastolite Ezybox with grid.
See on www.prophotonut.com
Since its introduction, and particularly after having reviewed the Fujifilm X10 last March in New York City, I had been looking forward to trying out the X-Pro1, and Toronto Fashion Week seemed like the perfect opportunity to put this camera through its paces. I wanted to know how it would compare with other rangefinder cameras that I’ve used, and also how it would compare to a professional DSLR.
Seeing as I don’t shoot from the media pits when I’m at Fashion Week, and I tend to mingle and attend all sorts of events, both on-site and off-site (ie. after-parties), I was really looking forward to a smaller camera that would more easily fit in with the crowd, and something that doesn’t weigh a ton — there’s nothing quite as awkward as having to swap hands and put down a load of gear, just to shake someone’s hand. But, that said, I can’t sacrifice image quality when any number of my images might be published by a variety of outlets. And to top it off, what could be more fashionable than a black retro-styled camera, to go along with the rest of my Fashion Week attire?
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Here are a set of pictures from my recent Urban Portraits workshop in Bristol. It was my last street workshop of the year and the first Urban Portraits workshop that I have run on a Sunday.
My kit list:
- Fujifilm X-Pro1 camera, 18mm, 35mm and 60mm lenses.
- Canon 580 EX11 Speedlight attached to a Lastolite Jupiter stand using a Lovegrove flash bracket.
- 55cm Lastolite Ezybox Hotshoe with a tilt head bracket and a grid.
- Ebay radio triggers (RF601)
Model: Chloe Jasmine Whichello
Styling: Chloe Jasmine Whichello
Make up: Chloe Jasmine Whichello
I taught 6 delegates my street shooting style and how I use a Speedlight creatively. The kit chosen for this kind of workshop is far less relevant than the way it is used. About half of the pictures here use added light from the Speedlight. The weather was very dull indeed and eventually the rain set in so I needed the Speedlight to add contrast and life to some of my pictures. Many look naturally lit even though I used a Speedlight and that subtlety is often the key to a successful set of pictures…
See on www.prophotonut.com
See on Scoop.it – Fuji X-Pro1
Shoot for Psyberia’s Fall 2012 lookbook and on-site assets. This was all shot with a Fujifilm X-Pro1 and 35mm f/1.4 and 18mm f/2 lens. Psyberia is a fashion goods company based in New York.
Location: Lake Miramar, San Diego
Model: Lorenzo Canizales
See on michaelbenito.com