Fuji X-E1 and a grid softbox flash shoot fest

Sometimes things just happen in a free style free thinking way and I really like working that way. Turning up at a shoot with no plan,no idea what I am shooting, ok so it’s a little scary but I have been shooting for this client for some time so we are familiar. This time however I turn up and they are looking for something new.. like very different to anything we have before. Ummm challenging.

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I have included number of out-takes from the shoot. Continue reading Fuji X-E1 and a grid softbox flash shoot fest

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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Check out the rest of my findings in shooting with the Fuji X-E1 in studio Continue reading Fuji X-E1 makes me a better photographer ….what!

Learning the strobist stuff

Currently I have been working on business portraits and I have to say its becoming one of my favourite things to shoot. I pleased I have a few more coming up again soon. I’m not sure what it is about a portrait that is required for business other then the client turns up know they need a good shot of themselves to put out to the world and therefore has some expectations that you need to meet and when you do there is a great sense of achievement that that makes me a happy photographer.

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Read on for some details of some of my shoots. Continue reading Learning the strobist stuff