Fuji X Pro 1 commercial portrait shoot.

December 4, 2013

I recently shot some publicity and marketing images for a local singer. I took my DSLR kit with me, you know, just in case, but it never came out of its bag…well, it did, but that was only because I needed my Skyport trigger which was underneath it! I used the X Pro 1 with the 18-55 lens with an off camera flash set up. I had a single Nikon SB900 Speedlight inside the absolutely brilliant Westcott Apollo Orb (I really love this modifier!) triggered by the Elinchrom Skyport system.

The set up performed almost flawlessly, apart from a couple of times when the camera hunted for focus. This never got in the way nor did it disrupt the flow of the shoot at all. Whilst I have been using my X series cameras on recent wedding assignments and also for personal work, this was the first time I had used the X Pro 1 on a commercial shoot. It won’t be the last. The way the shoot progressed with the smaller camera was certainly different than with a DSLR and I felt the connection between me and the client was the better for it.


Here are a few of the images from the shoot. I set up the background and had the soft box camera left as close to the subject as I could while keeping it put of the frame and, for some of the shots, a reflector camera right. . I’m very happy with the results, but, more importantly, so was the client.


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