Shooting a profile pic with the X100 goes horribly wrong

Discussion in 'Fuji X100 Forum' started by Boid, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    I promised a dear friend I would shoot his profile pic (official handout picture, he's a designer) when I met up with him in Goa.

    It started out well enough.

    W3JQJ.

    DTR3P.



    Tried a backllit shot

    aVTlW.



    Then he couldn't be serious any more

    nh4aY.

    Tried the same image in colour

    ICM0y.



    Then the family came in and basically took over the shoot
    We'd have been upset, but they were just too darn cute

    Nue9T.
     
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  2. tdp

    tdp Guest

    It looks like it went all right to me. Very nicely done.
     
  3. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    Thanks :smile:
     
  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    they're all great, but he has one of those smiles that just light up a room. It's a smile of genuine happiness and those are the greatest captures.
     
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  5. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Just lovely work Rajiv, and you had a great subject - not to mention the very cute family:)
     
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  6. thekeddi

    thekeddi SC Top Veteran

    539
    Aug 15, 2011
    South Australia
    Good Job! Love the family photo!
     
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  7. nianys

    nianys SC Regular

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    Sep 10, 2012
    I'd say "horribly" well, those pics are awesome !!!
     
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  8. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Very nice work. Your friend should be really happy the results, and I hope you are too.
     
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  9. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Well done, indeed - love that color photo of your friend smiling!!
     
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  10. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    I do love the "family" pic, so I'm really glad I got interrupted :smile:
     
  11. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    I like the color with the green background the best, the second is the backlit one though I might do black and white and the family shot is just adorable :)
     
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  12. Iansky

    Iansky SC Top Veteran

    782
    Dec 8, 2011
    Cotswolds, UK
    Great shots that capture his friendly, approachable attitude - I find that the X100 can turn out some great head & shoulder shots despite then wide lens (works fine for 3/4 length and H&S but shows distortion for head shots only - great quality images though).
     
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  13. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    I usually crop in. Essentially the 35mm has the longer focal lengths built in. All these headshots would be a 65-75 mm equiv fov with enough negative space around. For my kind of purposes, mostly web and small prints, I don't mind losing the info.