Off Camera flash portraits with the Fuji X-T1

If I’m shooting portraits with the Fuji X-T1 and I want to use off-camera flash I will normally use wireless triggers coupled with my old Nikon flash units (Sb-600 and Sb-900).

For these family portraits both these flash units were firing through soft boxes, an Octagonal, umbrella type one to camera right and a small Lastolite softbox camera left – positioned slightly behind my subjects.

My favourite lens for portraits is the Fujinon 50-140mm f2.8 and for these shots I was shooting around the 50mm end of the zoom range at f8. I used a flash meter to gauge the exposure but in all honesty it’s easy to check the screen on the back of the camera and adjust the exposure to suit.

The wireless triggers I use are the Flashwave III make which I like because the transmitter which sits on top of the camera is small and doesn’t look silly on the diminutive Fuji cameras.

On the subject of flash with the Fuji x-series, I’m really looking forward to seeing what the  new Fuji dedicated flash units have to offer when they are released – hopefully soon.

Here are a few photographs from the session.






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