Fuji X-E1 model and makeup shoot – Part 1

Yep now and again I have the opportunity to help out with promotions for others by providing some of my time to shoot some interesting people and situations. This weekend is one of them. My daughter Charlotte and her best friend Rosie both of whom are in this series of images. Rosie needed some help putting together a portfolio for her makeup artist skills, this is a two part post. This first part is Fashion. Part two is theatre and will be completed later in the week. Rosie is really quite talented as an MUA and I can’t wait to work on more of her work, and help to put together a great portfolio.

Check out how we got on

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Fuji X-E1 makes me a better photographer ….what!

Studio shooting with the Fuji X-E1.
I should warn at the start this blog follows my journey on a shoot with Ellie my model for the session model, she is modelling knitwear and lingerie.
Following up on my somewhat interesting first shoot with the Fuji X-E1 I had arranged a studio shoot with my local and familiar model Ellie. In my head I need a plan, I wanted to cover a range of lighting conditions, looks and styles that would stretch the Fuji legs and iron out some of the difficulties I found from the first shoot on location last week. The images have been processed in aperture 2.1 and portraiture pro plugin to my style. Skin tones change as I feel is needed.
I can say that in general all images taken with this camera require much less post process work. I like that …

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Studio shoot with the Fuji X-E1.

The Fuji X-E1 had its 2nd pro shoot. This time it was model time. Fabulous shoot with Ellie. The Fuji X-E1 and the kit 18-55 f2-f4 perform flawlessly. Just taking some time to edit and then write a full review of how the camera performs. Here are a couple of shots as a taster. More soon on what I liked, disliked and general handling.