One of the often talked about weaknesses of the Fuji X system is the lack of a comprehensive flash system. As a previous Nikon user I have often relied on the their Creative Lighting System with its TTL capabilities. These capabilities come in handy when you are photographing at a wedding for example and the distance to the subject is constantly changing but its really not such a big deal when you are shooting a set of portraits.
Here I was using my Fuji X-T1 with two Nikon flash units (SB-900 and SB-600) but this time everything was set on manual. So it was quarter power for my main light the SB-900 through a 60cm softbox and1/16 power for the SB-600 which I was using in the main with a shoot-thro umbrella. I use Flash-Wave III remote triggers which work really well and their small size doesn’t look silly on the diminutive X-series cameras.
I started out metering the flash exposure with my little Sekonic L-308s but in all honesty it’s easy enough to gauge exposure on the back of the camera by looking at the results.
The model here is my friends daughter, not a professional model but a very pretty young lady who did a fantastic job.