Yet Another Visit to Photobooth


Fuji XPRO-1 +  35mm f/1.4 XF R | 1/50 sec, f/1.4 ISO 1250 

So, one of Bridget’s good friends invited us to go check out a private opening event for the San Francisco Fashion Film festival, which just happened to be at one of my favorite spots in the city: Photobooth! What better place to hang out and snap my first frames with the Fuji XPRO-1.


Fuji XPRO-1 +  35mm f/1.4 XF R | 1/50 sec, f/1.4 ISO 640 

The most fascinating place to be at Photobooth is right at the store’s centerpiece, the tintype portrait studio. I hover there with my camera, taking advantage of the ample exposure value from the modeling lights that falls upon many an interesting face. Chemical reactions on sheets of metal immortalize those faces. I never get tired of observing the process:

Bridget didn’t have her tintype taken this time around (she already has two), but posing her next to the pretty light emanating from the studio made for a pretty nice snap:


Fuji XPRO-1 +  35mm f/1.4 XF R | 1/50 sec, f/1.4 ISO 800 

All images shot with the Fuji XPRO-1 and 35mm f/1.4 Fujinon lens. In-camera processed JPEGs. The XPRO-1 is a-ma-zing. I’m not giving up my X100, but the XPRO is just as fun to use and the image quality is just phenomenal.

12 thoughts on “Yet Another Visit to Photobooth

  1. Bridget is so lovely! Love her little feather hairpiece thingamajig.

    And how geeky was it that I had a little yip of joy when I realized I use the same light meter as the Tintype master? Hehe. 🙂

  2. Hey love your work, just wondering what settings do you use on the x pro 1?

    Are they the same settings on the x100 and how do you make the images look warmer on the x pro as I can’t seem to find the wb shift setting

    1. Thank you! I was actually shooting on the camera’s default picture settings here, using the standard film simulation with auto ISO and auto WB active. There’s a Kelvin setting in the menu for shifting white balance, and one way to get to it is to select a white balance setting in the menu and hit “menu/ok,” which will bring up a WB shift grid.

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