Camera: Fujifilm X-E2, 23mm, 35mm and 60mm lenses all used between f/1.4 and f/2.8
Filters: Tiffen Black Pro Mist ¼ filters on all lenses
Lighting: Lupolux Quadlight and grid, Lupolux LED 1000, Lupolux LED 650 x2
Lighting accessories: Scattergel on the background light.
Here are 25 of my pictures from the shoot together with my camera settings for the X-E2 …
Camera settings for the X-E2:
ISO set to 400 Auto off
1/250th second Shutter Speed and aperture set as required between f/1.4 and f/2.8
Jpeg Fine + Raw (I just worked from the jpegs in Lightroom)
Astia S film simulation (colour pictures delivered to the client)
When I’m working with the Fujifilm X lenses wide open I use manual focus with the one touch focus lock. I adjust the position of the focus zone using the switches on the back of the camera. I use this system because the lenses are flat field design. That is, the edges of the frame focus at a further distance than the centre of the frame for any given lens focus position making the focus reframe method far less accurate. The great news is, that unlike a dSLR, the peripheral focus zones on the Fuji X cameras are very sensitive and completely useable. One problem though is I have yet to find a way of setting the focus area of the X-E2 to a smaller size. It remains a big rectangle. If you know how I can set a smaller focus zone when I’m using MF mode please leave me a comment. I have no problem with the X-Pro1 so I somehow think that this must be a system bug that will be corrected with a firmware upgrade soon. Fujifilm are very good at providing firmware upgrades on a regular basis.
The fabulous corsets are part of a new collection being launched early in 2014. For each designers collection, I shoot a series of stylised studio images plus a set of location images for editorial use and marketing purposes. I then shoot a set of high key product pictures for the online shop. All imagery is delivered in colour and monochrome within a few days and is print or web ready. I work fast and it took just over three hours to capture all of these images. I can shoot a complete collection in a day including close up details and shots from all sides.
Welcome to the carnival. This was a super fun shoot with fellow artists and creatives. If you have a collection that requires a razzmatazz photo shoot to bring it to life contact Blaise or Laura to discuss your needs.