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26 portraits of Rosalinde Kikstra shot on my recent workshops in Hamburg. Enjoy…

Model: Rosalinde Kikstra
Photographer: Damien Lovegrove
Camera: Fuji X-T1 with 14mm, 23mm, 35mm, 56mm lenses and ND filters as required
Lights: Cactus RF60 Speedlights, Cactus V6 trigger, Gemini bracket, 30cm Silver umbrella, Jupiter stand

No stylist, no makeup artist, no Photoshop. We just turned up and shot.


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I‘ve been using the Fuji X-T1 almost exclusively for most of 2014. During that time, I’ve been in love with how well it has performed in every shooting application that I’ve throw at it. The X-T1 tracks moving subjects with surprising accuracy and speed, at up to 8 fps, it has a number of great film simulations and features, and, of course, it’s a very lightweight camera, which allows me more flexibility and mobility as an outdoor photographer.

However, I’ve had trouble getting my processed images to look as good as I know they can be, especially with regards to sharpness. The X-Trans sensor has no optical low pass filter, which allows it to render subjects with incredible resolution, yet even with the latest version, Adobe’s RAW processing engine and demosaicing algorithms still have trouble with the Fuji RAW files.

If you’re a Fuji X camera user, you’ve probably noticed this as well. Lightroom does fine with the straight in-camera JPEGS from the Fuij’s, but with RAW files, you get this slightly fuzzy, watercolor look, especially with textures like grass and foliage. Even with hard defined subjects, I just haven’t been satisfied with the soft look that I get from Lightroom.

I’d heard that Capture One Pro 7 does a better job with Fuji RAW files than Lightroom. I wasn’t keen on complicating my life and adding yet another program to my workflow, but since they had a free 60 day trial version, I decided to give it a test drive.


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Lunch with sis  - House at Dempsey, SingapoeTaken with Fujifilm X-T1 and 23mm f/1.4  (Apple Cider and Sony A7R http://t.co/uzxSN2tGjD)

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Fujifilm X-T1 - Fujinon XF 56mm (80mm eq.) prime 1/550” f8 ISO 200 Fujifilm X-T1 - Fujinon XF 56mm (80mm eq.) prime 1/600” f8 ISO 200 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2 Fujifilm X-T1 - Fujinon XF 56mm (80mm eq.) prime 1/800” f8 ISO 200 Converted into monochrome with Silver Efex pro 2

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…Camera shake, or just the camera missing the spot can result in a soft image. I took plenty and this one was pin sharp on his eyes. Capture One Pro has done an excellent job as my digital darkroom. Shooting in RAW gives me the latitude I need in order to produce a few pleasing images. There are always plenty that go straight in the recycle bin. For me photography is a never-ending learning curve. Every camera and lens will have its quirks and every situation brings a new set of challenges…. I hope you enjoyed today’s post.


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The Fujinon XF60mm macro lens was one of “starter” lenses introduced with the X-Pro1 early 2012. I guess everyone ever has used this lens was surely happy with the overall picture quality, detail sharpness and the lightweight and excellent build body. But many of these users may also complained about the very slow and noisy autofocus and the limited magnification factor of ‘only’ 1:2. In the meantime the autofocus performance was subsequently improved by firmware updates and is in my opinion on the par with full frame macro lenses with noisy micro motors. What of course could not be changed through firmware is the magnification factor…
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What’s a visit in India without visiting a palace? Right after the Charminar we went to see the Chowmahalla Palace which is located almost next door. There is a restriction you should be aware of: no professional cameras and tripods allowed! Good thing is that I neither had a tripod nor a professional camera with me. Just my Fuji X Pro-1. I was entitled to enter but I got a tag for my camera for whatever reason. It seems that though India is a paradise for photographers it is not the most photographer friendly country I can think of. But the people are great. I talked with this gentleman who restored the furniture of the palace. Before I walked on I asked if I could take his portrait. He agreed and luckily he did not smile into the camera but just got back to his work. A true craftsman! …..
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I wanted an ultra wide lens since I bought my little Fuji X-E1, the kit lens was a good lens overall, and while for street photography it’s definitely a great lens, for landscapes 18mm (equivalent to a 27mm on a 35mm) are not enough to me, I always…
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