Wedding Photography

Gaynes Park Wedding Photography | Dionne & Rowlando | Vincent Opoku

I decided to introduce my travel camera into my wedding kit bag this  season and am loving it! The X100s is a brilliant compliment to my two X-Pro 1s. Things are still in the early stages but it looks so promising.  I am finding that the 35mm focal length is a joy to work with and it compliments the 50mm focal length for a days coverage.
 
All images in this post are a combination of my x100s and one of my X-Pro 1s with the 35mm 1.4 lens.

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Heather and Drew’s wedding at the Wawona Hotel in Yosemite |
Charles Le Photography

I met Heather when I photographed Sara’s wedding in Bellingham, Washington. She was a bridesmaids at that time and when she got engaged I was ecstatic that she wanted me to photograph her wedding too! I was even more excited that it was going to take place in Yosemite. I had spent a year living and working there during my college days so that place is very dear to me. The wedding took place amongst the tall trees on the lawn of the charming Wawona Hotel. Have a peek at the pictures from the day. Congratulations Heather and Drew! …

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Shots with the Fuji X-Pro 1 | Gary Ross

Welcome to the website of award winning Photographers iWorks Photography. Gary Ross is Wedding Photography specialists based in Glasgow Scotland and covering all of the UK and further Destination assignments.

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Fuji X-Pro1 with…. My family, friends and vegetables.
A review of sorts. | Jeff Wojtaszek

It was 1995, I found myself in a dark red lit room and the smell of fixer and developer seemed to intoxicate me. This was the Shawnee High School photo lab and I literally fell in love with photography. Using Minolta and Canon film cameras that I could “borrow” for several days and shoot skateboarding pictures of my friends was awesome. And, the film was free too!!  I eventually landed at a photography school where shooting on film cameras was still what was happening. 35mm, medium format, 4×5. I owned and used them all over the years and didn’t think I was missing out on anything. Until I bought my first digital camera…a Canon 10d digital camera. Being able to use autofocus and shoot many more images quickly changed the way I did things and pretty much everything else in the industry. It was an incredible breakthrough in technology but something changed that was not positive. I began to learn to shoot excessively, because I could, without slowing down and putting thought into the photograph. I wasn’t limited to just 36 frames any more and I was a shooting machine and still am to a certain extent. Ok, lets fast forward here a bit. I’m a commercial editorial photographer, and wedding photographer, in Philadelphia and I pretty much found myself using my canon dslr for paying jobs only. I rarely brought my cameras to family events, on trips, or really with me at all. Why? Because they are huge systems, cumbersome, and they make you a bit of a target in public scenarios. They are amazing cameras that can deliver very fast tack sharp images but I don’t really need that capability in the day to day. So, I found myself shooting for jobs only. I’m not a fan of iPhone photography so this portable option wasn’t ever an option for me. And, that where this little wonder called the Fuji X-Pro 1 comes in. I’m only owned it a few weeks now, and still putting it through its paces, but I’m super excited with the possabilities of this little camera…..

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The Fuji X-Pro1 Photographs a Wedding (on its own) | Paul Archer

Should have got this post up sooner, but better late than never. Yup that’s right, I did a whole wedding with just the Fuji X-Pro1, start to drunken finish. Yes it was my sisters wedding so I didn’t have as many pressures, but she didn’t book a photographer and left it all to me (almost all of it)! The good thing is, she is really happy with her photos! (not just because she is my sister apparently).  I shall start with what is my probably my favorite photo from the day! The beauty of the X-Pro1 is its small and light. So small and light that for this I didn’t even have it in a bag, I just had it on a strap around my neck. So what did I have in my kit that day you may ask? Well it consisted of: Fuji X-Pro1, fujinon 18mm, fujinon 35mm, Fuji EF-X20 Flash. That was all… The lens that was off the camera just about squeezed into my suit pocket, so portable its amazing…

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Les mariés du Champs de Mars | Frederic Fleury

Quelle drôle d’idée que de traverser presque la moitié de la planète pour venir se marier à paris devant la tour Eiffel. Je dois avouer que la scène avait quelque chose de surréaliste, j’ai saisi l’occasion pour faire un reportage du reportage…

Ces photos ont été faites avec mon Fuji X-pro1 et ses 3 objectifs 18, 35 et 60mm à focales fixes. Le boitier Fuji est particulièrement agréable à utiliser dans ce genre de situation, lorsque l’on veut faire des photos sur le vif, il arrive que de devoir changer d’objectif à la volée soit un peut pénalisant, mais quel plaisir de pouvoir travailler à de grandes ouvertures pour parfaitement détacher les différents personnages…..

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Fujifilm X series… Fuji X100s review….. | Ian MacMichael

Late last year, I was fortunate to get hold of a Fuji X Pro 1 from Fuji UK for a week and write a review based on my experiences with it. The review was in 2 parts and you can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. I was so impressed, I fell in love with it, well, not love, but you know what I mean..hopefully! Being so busy in the following weeks, I finally settled down to buy one and heard news of the imminent arrival of the X100s. I decided to hang fire on the X Pro and wait for the X100s. As soon as I could afford it, I sent off for one. After my time with the X Pro 1, it was fairly easy to “get into” using it. However, I simply wasn’t expecting or prepared for what I was about to discover. I used it around the house for the first couple of days and just couldn’t put it down. I ran the battery flat several times as it was seemingly attached to me! We had a wedding coming up and I decided I loved the X100s so much, I would take it along and see if I could use it confidently in the pressured environment of a full day wedding shoot. Normally, I use a Nikon D3s and mainly a 24-70 2.8 which I l.o.v.e! However, it is heavy, obvious and, well, just big! So my thoughts were…would I be confident to use the X100s over the Nikon? Would it suit our documentary style of photography? What would the reaction of the couple and guests be? Would I feel “less” professional? Would it help with my “tennis/ photographers elbow”??? Anyone other photographers suffer with that? Mine is agony and using the X100s is a blessed relief…..

So, here are my answers, then some images with all the settings for all those who want to pixel peep. As soon as I started shooting the groom prep images, it was hard to stop. it just felt so natural, so “right” and it really did make me feel less obvious. It certainly suits our style of photography, being almost exclusive documentary. The couple didn’t really notice it to be honest and it was other guests and “uncle Bobs” who seemed the most interested. In fact, one guest asked me”that’s a bit of a comedown isn’t it? Not a pro’s camera is it?” I just laughed it off and said something about paintbrushes and paper and being able to paint….

I couldn’t care less really what people may think or say, as long as the clients trust us to produce emotional and creative documentary wedding photography then a camera is just a tool for me to do that, and the Fuji X100s is a pretty good tool. Is it perfect? Well, have you ever got that “perfect” shot? Is that your fault or the camera’s? Oh yea, it will certainly help relieve the pain in the elbow, though I’m not sure it will part of a prescription on the NHS any time soon…imagine that!!  It is a joy to use. I can’t help but agree with the reviews by Zack Arias and Bert Stephani…this is the best camera I have used. It’s small, feels right, looks right, produces stunning images and feels like an extension of my eye/ mind/ heart/ soul. It’s the best, in my opinion, not because of one outright performance factor, but because of the sum of the parts. It really just gets out of the way and allows you to shoot. I had a short street photography trip a couple of days after it arrived and you can see the results on my personal project site A Simple Mind. So much has been the impact so that it has made me think about what my gear bag may contain in the next couple of years. At the moment, I can honestly see us covering complete weddings with a couple of these and maybe an X Pro 1, which I could get for less than the price of, say, a new Nikon D4. The summer is going to go a long way to help making that decision as I use it more and more at weddings…as I’m writing this down, I’m finding it hard to believe I’m saying these things, but there you go. Sometimes, one just knows when something is right, and, for me, the X100s is simply that, right. We’ll see what happens over the coming weeks and months…..

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Mariage en France | Isabelle & Florent (Preview) | Vincent Opoku


 
London-Paris, Paris-Saint Brieuc, Saint Brieuc-Lamballe, Lamballe-Paimpol. Then, Paimpol-Saint Brieuc-Rennes-Paris-London, all in just six days…what an adventure! Isabelle & Florent’s wedding : SIMPLY AMAZING! I can’t wait to share it…this is just a preview. Isa (Elisabeth) et Flo (Zacharie) Félicitations and thank you for having me along.
 
“I would love for you to check out this international wedding I documented last weekend in France, every single image is from the x-pro-1. I used two of these “magical boxes” + the 18mm & 35mm lenses exclusively for this wedding. The more I use it, the more I love it. – Vincent”
 
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Erster Test mit der Fuji X100s bei einer Hochzeitsreportage |
Jörg Langer

Eigentlich kann ich solche Sprüche wie “die X100s ersetzt alle DSLRs”, “die Fuji ist die neue Leica” oder “seit ich die X100s habe, brauche ich keine Vollformatkamera mehr” nicht mehr hören und lesen. Immer wenn eine Kamera vorgestellt wird drehen sich bei vielen Benutzern und Propagandisten dieser Modelle auf einmal alle bisherigen Anforderungen. Scheinbar. Komisch. Für mich ersetzt diese Kamera auf keinen Fall eine Vollformat DSLR und auch auf keinen Fall ein System mit Wechselobjektiven und ordentlichem Blitzsystem. Dennoch ist die “Kleine”, wie ich meine X100s immer nenne, eine extrem gute und sehr “geile” Kamera. Der Spaßfaktor beim Fotografieren, das unauffällige agieren damit auf den Straßen und die reduzierung auf das Notwendigste machen die “Kleine” bei mir zu einer wirklichen “immer dabei Kamera”! Sie ersetzt aber keinesfalls eine richtige Vollformat DSLR. Dennoch wollte ich es wissen und habe bei der letzen Hochzeits-Emotionen-Reportage statt meiner zwei Nikon DSLRs nur eine umhängen gehabt und statt der zweiten Nikon D3 die “Kleine” umhängen gehabt und habe versucht damit einen zusätzlichen roten Faden der Hochzeit damit aufzunehmen ohne die Anwendung der Nikon zurückzuschrauben. Versteht Ihr? Bisher zwei Nikon D3 und D3s bei Hochzeiten. Dieses mal nur eine schwere Nikon und dazu die “Kleine”, die Fuji X100s im Einsatz. Natürlich war immer eine Ersatz Nikon am Set, da meine liebe Frau ja der Second Shooter (tolles Wort für einen zweiten Fotografierenden Menschen…) mit zwei Nikons, immer in meiner Nähe war und somit für den Fall des Ausfalles meiner D3s sofort eine andere Nikon da gewesen wäre. Wir fotografieren niemals ohne doppelten Boden. Das ist aber nebensache, den in diesem Blogposting soll es mal nur um die X100s gehen. Nachfolgend für Euch mal eine kleine Auswahl an X100s Bildern, die alle mit Lightroom 4.4 bearbeitet und auf SW konvertiert wurden. Bei uns verlässt kein Bild das aus unbearbeitet.

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Fuji X-Pro1 – Wedding Photographs – The Beauty of Black and White |
Craig David Butler

I noticed that I have been using more and more the Fujifilm Xpro-1 at weddings. It was fast becoming my go to camera for Black & White photos and detail shots. I have enjoyed the camera not only for its lightweight and rangefinder profile but also for its image quality. With a 400% Dynamic range option and a huge amount of latitude on the highlight and shadow tones I found very fast the detail it could record was much better than the Canon’s I had been using. The noise or grain in low light is very similar to that of film that I had really missed at high ASA (of film). I know many people have talked about whether the camera would be suitable for wedding work with regard to image quality and speed. So below are a few of my findings with this awesome little camera: Quality – The Xpro-1 has incredibly sharp images straight out of the camera. I typically shot every image in raw with a JPG. I have found that the JPGs are awesome and very little tweaking is ever required from the Raw images. The sharp image quality is primarily due to the lack of the low pass filter. The low pass filter helps eliminate moire’ from a patterned array of pixels in traditional SLR cameras such as most Canon’s and Nikon’s. Fuji has a new pattern array which helps eliminate this patterning and ultimately the evidence of moire. Next, in wide apertures such as 1.4 there is no evidence of chromatic aberration (hugely evident in most of Canon’s lenses). While it is a 1.5 crop / APS-C sensor the print and image quality is very close if not better than my 5D Mark III. Color – I have used several cameras over the years from Kodak’s, Nikon’s, Olympus, Fuji’s and Canon’s. Each were very good in many respects. The Fuji Xpro-1 is the first to nail color almost dead on every time. The image quality is very film like with respect to color and dynamic range, in my opinion. Electronic Viewfinder – One of the features I have loved in this camera is the electronic viewfinder. If you are unfamiliar with this feature it is a small digital display of the image in the viewfinder rather than a pentaprism or reflected image you get from standard SLR cameras both film and digital. Why I love this is it displays the images you will be capturing prior to actually capturing it. The reason why I love this so much is when the image is captured it looks like what I was looking at through the viewfinder. Why I love this so much is I no longer have to look at the image on the back of the camera to check, not that I did that much but it has made the use of the camera much more analogue or film camera like feeling. Speed – As many of you know I am focused on the emotional moments during a wedding day and speed is of the essence as these moments happen so quickly and then are gone. The Xpro-1′s focus speed is much slower than my Canon’s and therefore I typically am reaching for the 5DIII for the moments in between. If you have a few moments the Fuji works amazingly well.
 
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