Urban Portraits with a Fuji X-Pro1/X-E1 and a couple of zooms

I was invited to join a little get together of photographers, models and make-up artists recently for a day’s shooting in one of my home-town’s parks. Group shoots are not something I do on a regular basis and I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I was travelling light with just my Fuji X-Pro 1 and X-E1 packed into my ThinkTank Retrospective 5 bag. I took two lenses with me the 18-55mm zoom and the 55-200mm zoom plus a Nikon SB-600 flash unit with Flashwave trigger.

I was definitely under-equipped compared to some of my fellow photographers who’d turned up with full SLR kit, light-stands, portable flash systems, beauty dishes and a range of reflectors – clearly all bases were covered from their point of view.

Whilst the huge amount of equipment was impressive, I certainly didn’t feel under-prepared with my Fuji kit and I was confident I’d have everything I needed to produce a nice set of pictures.  Here you can judge for yourselves.

Hair Flick Under the Bridge Spring in the Park Bridal Black and White Fuji X-Pro1 Urban Preston Fuji X-Pro1 Urban Preston


2 thoughts

  1. Paul,
    Judging from the above results, I’d say you and your Fuji gear more than held your own against those that brought a “huge amount” of equipment. I also use the X-E1 for urban portraits, albeit south of the Border in Mexico and South America. For a look at my results with the X-E1, here’s the link to my photoshelter site: http://eyeniccolo.photoshelter.com/
    Portraits captured with the X-E1 are found in these galleries: Guanajuato, Mexico in color and Death Rider Prep.

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