The Fuji X100 portrait thread

Discussion in 'Fuji X100 Forum' started by Armanius, May 14, 2011.

  1. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Finally took a few photos with the X100 that arrived couple of days ago. Despite its quirky menu and interface, I must say -- very good quality IQ!!!

    My favorite photo subjects are typically people. Although, more often than not, I don't take enough photos of people as I'm too shy to approach them.

    In any event, my first test subject is typically my secretary. All my gear gets shipped to work so that I can sign for it, so my secretary is always one of the first test subjects (other than the Seattle's Best cup) for new lenses and cameras.

    Here's a pic of her, cropped, and reduced to 1028 pixels. F2.0, ISO 400, shot in RAW and pp in LR3.4. I softened the photo a little bit by turning down the "clarity" slider.

    picture.php?albumid=233&pictureid=2157.

    This one was taken this morning after my haircut. She's my hair stylist, and she's great! Photo also cropped, reduced to 1028 pixels, shot in JPG (Velvia) and pp in LR3.4. Other than the crop and reducing the size, I reduced the saturation. F2.8, ISO 500. No sharpening or clarity added.

    picture.php?albumid=233&pictureid=2158.

    Here's a 100% crop of her eyes. Very nice and sharp image. Sometimes not so good for portraits if the subject doesn't have good skin. Fortunately, she does!

    picture.php?albumid=233&pictureid=2159.


    Overall so far, the Fuji X100 appears to be a keeper. :smile:
     
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  2. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    They look very good Armando. I find that the raw files need less clarity, sharpening and overall processing than any other camera I have used.
    Your off to a good start.
    Would you like others to post images on this thread?
     
  3. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Thanks Don! The RAW files seem pretty good. And I'm very impressed with the JPG's as well.

    And most certainly, let's see tons more portraits and close ups of people pics!
     
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  4. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    You are going to do the Weekly Challenge aren't you?
    It goes right along with this thread. You'll make Bill a happy camper also.
     
  5. Country Parson

    Country Parson SC Top Veteran

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    Apr 5, 2011
    North Carolina
    Dan
    Time Square Portrait

    I had a lovely conversation with this man while we watched the "wildlife" in Time Square. He is from Trinidad, and consented to having his picture taken. (X100, ISO 200, f5.6, 1/60, cropped)

    X0320r.
     
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  6. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    Thread stuck. Looking forward to more X100 portraits!
     
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  7. Janis

    Janis SC Regular

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    Nov 22, 2010
    Central Texas
    Wow, impressive portraits, guys!
     
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  8. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Philly, Pa X100... While I don't consider this a portrait, others do so here it is...

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Dan this too would be a strong entry in the Weekly Challenge.
     
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  10. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    cropped, reduced, ISO800, f2 (using auto ISO and auto DR)

    picture.php?albumid=233&pictureid=2166.
     
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  11. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/otra/5727587977/" title="5-11-96.jpg by BBW: BB Wylie Walden, on Flickr"> 5727587977_6e57ecbf31_b. "1024" height="680" alt="5-11-96.jpg"></a>

    1/20th f/5.6 ISO 2000
     
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  12. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    @BB - Time to change your signature line and put the X100 in it! :)
     
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  13. Country Parson

    Country Parson SC Top Veteran

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    Apr 5, 2011
    North Carolina
    Dan
    BB, is that your daughter?
    AND, I agree with Armanius.
     
  14. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Yes, Dan, it is, indeed - the evening before her graduation.

    Right, I guess I should add my camera to my signature line.:wink:
     
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  15. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Great image BB. It doesn't matter when or where, its a great image.
     
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  16. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Thanks so much, Don.
     
  17. Burkey

    Burkey SC Top Veteran

    625
    Apr 18, 2011
    Northern New England
    Caught our son watching Judas Priest on American Idol which he thought was "very funny".
    From a JPEG shot in B+W, ISO1250, some light processing in LR, no additional NR. Small LED fill light on GorillaPod.
    p767866282-4.
    . . . David
     
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  18. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    What's a "fill light" on GorillaPod?

    The photo looks silky smooth, especially for ISO1250. Two years ago, anything past ISO400 on my E410 was pushing it!
     
  19. Burkey

    Burkey SC Top Veteran

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    Apr 18, 2011
    Northern New England

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  20. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Armando.... that's got you written all over it.....
     
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