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Yet Another Visit to Photobooth

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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.

Written by Jonathan

April 7, 2012 at 5:00 pm

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  1. Nice shots man. That camera looks like a doozy. Ahhh the temptation 🙂 Hope you’re doing well bro.


    April 7, 2012 at 6:04 pm

  2. I bet that process is fascinating to watch. Someday… Someday I’ll get that done.


    April 7, 2012 at 7:53 pm

  3. 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. 🙂


    April 7, 2012 at 8:35 pm

  4. such gorgeous light and great images from the xpro1


    April 7, 2012 at 9:40 pm

  5. I don’t understand! How can you just not give up on the x100?! Haha, having an XPRO-1 would automatically have me drop the X100!


    April 7, 2012 at 11:03 pm

  6. this looks like a lot of fun!
    and bridget just looks gorgeous!!!!


    April 8, 2012 at 9:54 pm

  7. Your shots are always a pleasure for eyes same for these of french frogs
    I don’t know how to find such technical and lovely gallery in France… If someone knows it ?

    This movie about an amazing american is georgous. You will love it !

    Best regards,

    ZePouet (@zepouet)

    April 10, 2012 at 1:41 pm

  8. […] to charge the XPRO-1 after shooting with it the night before, so it died before I could take more than one frame (above). Doh. Took the following spread with […]

  9. 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


    April 15, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    • 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.


      April 16, 2012 at 7:30 am

  10. […] Incidentally, I had the opportunity to share all of these prints with a small group of artists at Photobooth’s monthly portfolio night this week. It was a wonderful experience. Lately I’ve been used to […]

  11. […] their retro, rangefinder-like designs, it would seem inevitable that cameras like the X100 or XPRO-1 would cause many to think of Leica’s M series. While I love the Fuji cams, shooting an M is a […]

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