Amber Tutton ~ Fuji X-T10

Jul 17, 2015 | Continuous Lighting, Fujifilm X, Location, News | 7 comments

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01. The colour pallette on the Fuji X-T10 is sublime. Delicate brilliance straight out of the camera.

Here are 28 photographs taken with the new Fuji X-T10 at the Amateur Photographer reader day event in London with Fujifilm UK

I was asked by Fujifilm to inspire, educate and demonstrate to a group of 60 AP readers how I use the Fuji X series cameras and in particular to share my strategies for switching from a DSLR. I started the day with a mini seminar and a demo to the whole group. After lunch the group was split and my colleagues and fellow X photographers Matt Hart and Paul Sanders worked with their groups respectively. Each hour or so the groups swapped around to enable each photographer to spend some really valuable time with the three of us. 02. These frames were lit with a pair of Arri lights and some controlled daylight.

02. These frames were lit with a pair of Arri lights and some controlled daylight in the auditorium at the start of the day.

Each attendee had won a competition to spend the day with Fujifilm and the Time.inc team, publishers of AP at their HQ, the Blue Fin Building. The buzz was fabulous, the venue striking and the hospitality generous. I feel privileged to be involved with both Fujifilm UK and Amateur Photographer magazine. Look out for my Hollywood lighting feature in AP in August 2015 ;)

03. For the afternoon practical sessions I used my trusty Lupolux Dayled 1000 spotlight and a Scattergel. This light was powered by a battery to avoid the need to run extension cables.

03. For the afternoon practical sessions I used my trusty Lupolux Dayled 1000 spotlight and a Scattergel. This light was powered by a battery to avoid the need to run extension cables. The LED powered 1000 spotlight can run for well over two hours on one compact Li-Ion battery. 23mm lens at f/2.8

Model: Amber Tutton
Hair and Makeup: Amber Tutton
Wig supplier: Annabelle’s Wigs
Camera: Fujifilm X-T10
Lenses: XF 23mm f/1.4 and XF 35mm f/1.4

04. I showed various techniques to shoot fashionable portraits with just one continuous light.

04. I showed various techniques to shoot fashionable portraits with just one continuous light. XF 23mm lens at f/2

05. The X-T10 handles superbly when it is set up well. Each of the functions and buttons need assigning assigning and the

05. Amber Tutton is a fabulous model. kind and patient too. Thank you Amber for your professionalism.

The X-T10 handles superbly when it is set up well. Each of the function buttons need assigning and the user interface menu options need careful setting. I’ll be covering how to make the X-T10 a joy to use when I get back from my trip to Rome this weekend. I’m now at over 3000 frames with the X-T10 and I love it.

06. Hard light is my light of choice.

06. The Blue Fin Building in Southwark is a blend of contemporary design and materials. Literally every space has a picture opportunity. XF 35mm lens at f/1.4

07. Amber had a few different looks to share with us.

07. Amber had a few different looks to share with us. These frames were shot with my XF 23mm lens at f/1.4

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08. The Fuji XF 35mm lens is rapidly gaining legendary status. It’s great at f/1.4 for intimate portraits with a wonderfully controlled bokeh. All the Fuji XF lenses are amazingly sharp wide open and that’s where I like to use them for the majority of my work.

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09. I showed how to bleach the background with increased exposure while maintaining the image integrity.

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10. A bit of fun at 1/1000 second using window light. Fuji X-T10 with the XF 35mm lens at f/1.4

Thank you Time.inc, Amateur Photographer, Fujifilm UK and Amber Tutton. Let’s do this again sometime soon.

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7 Comments

  1. Terry Rogers

    Thanks for a routinely lovely review. Do you think that the images from the XT-10 are significantly different from those of the XT-1 with the firmware 4.0 upgrade? Many thanks!

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    • Damien

      Hi Terry,

      Thanks :) The pictures from both the X-T10 and the X-T1 are identical as far as I can see.

      Kind regards,

      Damien.

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  2. Barney Allen

    It’s such a shame Fuji didn’t join Olympus and Panasonic in MFT instead of developing their own format.

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  3. Darren Scoble

    Stunning images of a beautiful model, well done all

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  4. Don Tod

    I’m looking forward to your settings suggestion for the XT-10. I just got it and have about 1000 images in the fist two weeks. Have the kit lens, 18-55. I haven’t sold my two d300s but it is a joy not carrying the weight. I shoot RAW and enjoy the camera so far.

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    • Damien

      Hi Don,

      I’ve hinted at a few of my settings in the Rome article. I’m just off on a trip to Germany and Holland and I’ll be writing up my X-T10 settings upon my return.

      Enjoy your X-T10 and stay inspired.

      Kind regards,

      Damien.

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