01. This is Jamie Roche. I shot him at Calumet Birmingham on a Fujifilm GFX experience day. I set up a couple of flash heads for this set. I used the GFX50s with the 110mm lens. The lights were a Godox AD600BM and a Godox AD200. The trigger was the TT350F.
02. As above.
03. Keeping with the Godox lighting I shot Jamie in a smarter guise. I used a SMDV Speedbox 70 with grid for the key light and a 5″ reflector with grid for the subtle kicker. I used the GFX50s with the 32-64mm lens at 64mm and f/5.6 for this shot. The shutter speed was 1/500th second. Now that Godox have a great lighting solution for the complete range of Fujifilm cameras it is possible to shoot at any shutter speed right up to 1/4000th second without sacrificing flash power or quality.
04. I showed how to change up the lighting using a few Lupo Fresnel spotlights. Everybody loved the continuous light. I created the dapple on the Calumet Storm grey background using a Scattergel.
05. The Lupos are so punchy and crisp. They are perfect lights for shooting editorial portraits.
06. This shot was lit with flash and shot at 1/4000th second at f/2 using ISO 100. The Godox AD600 was on half power. The shallow depth of field look is courtesy of the 110mm lens at minimum focus distance at f/2. It feels like being back on roll film. There is a certain magic that comes from a large sensor camera.
07. I showed the attendees how I create a range of looks from the same lighting set up.
08. I explained my use of negative space when shooting for layouts. The emphasis of the day was on the camera itself. The GFX delivers a look to the files that I love. I used a tripod for my shots and I love the way it makes me feel. It slows me down and I find my output is more considered, more polished when I’m using my GFX50s.
09. A change of viewpoint from above and below mixes up the set.
10. Rebecca Donaldson was my model for a studio lighting workshop at Pavilion Studios and couple of one light photography sessions at Loxley Colour lab in Scotland.
12. Just one Lupo 1000 with a Scattergel creates a dramatic film star look.
13. I changed the viewpoint around.
14. We shot a range of poses and styles. I particularly like the top left shot. I showed how to alter the tone of the background with contrast control lighting.
15. The top shot is a three light exposure and the bottom shot is a one light shot.
16. Lupo portraits. All these frames were shot on the GFX50s with either the 110mm or the 32-64mm lens.
17. The classic medium format look is courtesy of the 110mm lens at f/2.
18. Three of these shots were lit with one light and the rock chick look was blasted with all the Broncolor Sirus 800 heads could deliver.
If you would like to attend a studio lighting workshop near you or would like some 1:1 training please contact Blaise or Laura at my studio on +44 (0)1275 853204. I do travel the world and I run workshops on several continents. More information can be found here.
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