Over the past 7 months I’ve been giving potential Fujifilm GFX50s shooters the benefit of my experience with the camera at special retailer event days. I’ve been setting up picture opportunities so that attendees can to put the GFX through it’s paces. All the events have been hosted by authorised GFX retailers and here are a few pictures I have captured at the last three sessions.
These first two pictures were taken during a Clifton Cameras event at Frampton Manor in Gloucestershire.
1. A simple silver brolly and a Broncolor Move head was what I used for this portrait. The flash head was set at 1/4 power so it had an output of about 300Ws. I would have normally used my Godox AD600 at 1/2 power for this shot however we were encouraged to use a flash system the host Clifton Cameras supplies. GF 32-64mm lens. (Full exif data in the comments at the bottom of the page)
2. I use the same lighting set up here as in shot 1 above. I showed the attendees from the Royal Photographic Society how I recreate sunlight for editorial style shoots.
The next set of pictures were taken at Portland Works Studio in Sheffield at an event hosted by Harrison Cameras. They asked me to demonstrate the camera to two groups of potential Fujifilm GFX users. I must say at this point that although the events are arranged by the camera shops, I am sponsored by Fujifilm UK and they meet my fee and expenses. Thank you Fujifilm UK.
3. I used the glancing sunlight to light these shots of Stephanie Dubois in the old stainless steel works. GF 32-64mm lens.
04. 50/50 lighting doesn’t normally work well in my opinion but here it is fine because of the determined look and the fabulous dynamic range of the Fujifilm GFX50s camera revealing the shadow detail so beautifully. GF 32-64mm lens.
05. A little while later and the sun was gone so I used a couple of Godox AD200 units to light Stephanie in the shot on the left and a Godox AD600 in a softbox to light Stephanie in the shot on the right. We added snoopy to the shot on the left for good compositional balance.
07. For both of these shots I used a single striplight softbox with a 600Ws studio head to light these portraits of Stephanie. My old Triflector came in handy too.
After Sheffield it was London and the Cameraworld Live event. I had booked TV presenter MarieFrançoise Wolff to model for me and I lit her with Godox AD200 and AD600 flash units.
8. Placing the light behind MarieFrançoise and relying on reflected light to be our key light gave this dramatic sunlit look. GF 110mm at f/2, ISO 100, f/2, 1/1000th second.
09. I used a more normal one light set up here (top left) and a three light set up (bottom and right).
10. Just one pool of light is all you need to create an interesting portrait. Godox AD200 with softbox and grid.
If you would like me to show you the potential of the Fujifilm GFX contact your nearest Fujifilm GFX retailer and ask them to investigate the opportunities. In the meantime I have a new video coming out in December 2017 showing How I use the Godox AD200 and AD600 flash units on location. If you would like to get advanced access and a discount code be sure to sign up for our newsletter here.