February 4th, 2013
Here are a selection of my pictures from a 1 to 1 training session with my friend and fellow photographer Aneil Sharma. Aneil booked Chloe Jasmine, created the mood boards and styled the shoot. Vicki Waghorn designed the hairstyles and did the makeup and I was left to recreate the lighting looks from Aneil’s mood boards. This is what we got up to
I used my Fujifilm X-Pro1 for this shoot. I don’t usually like working with the Fuji in the studio under modelling lights but the autofocus speed is way better now than it was with earlier versions of the firmware. The Fuji is now a joy to use in all lighting scenarios.
I shot all these frames using the 18-55mm zoom lens on my Fujifilm X-Pro1. There is also a Tiffen 1/8th Black Pro Mist filter on the lens to give a more analogue feel to the pictures. Lens design has advanced so much in the past couple of years we are swamped with detail and contrast on a new level. I like to knock it back a bit with glass filters rather than try to do it in post production.
I have the pleasure of shooting with Chloe Jasmine Whichello twice over the coming weeks on the Film Noir workshops. These are now sold out but Laura my PA is taking names for the next series of Film Noir workshops to be held later in the year. They may be abroad so be prepared to travel
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