A Fairytale Photo Shoot

I recently traveled to New Jersey and San Diego on vacation to visit family and friends and had the opportunity to shoot with Susan from Fiori Couture and her daughter Chanel. These are a couple of the resulting images. I shot these with the FujiFilm X-Pro2 and X-T2 using the 56mm f/1.2 lens at f/1.2. This allowed me to get the creamy bokeh in the background, which I love! Since I was on holiday and far away from my studio in Tokyo, I only had one light in my camera bag and it happened to be the smallest and least powerful light I own (Godox TT350F). I did some testing in the hotel room the day before the shoot to see what the capabilities were of the flash since I didn’t have a light meter with me. I had my daughter hold the flash and aim it at the wall and shot the following images at 1/2000 sec, 1/4000 sec and 1/8000 sec respectively at different distances so I’d know how far away from the subject I’d need to place the light. Since I didn’t have a light stand, I asked my wife if she could simply hand hold the speedlight and she did. I zoomed the flash head into its’ max zoom-in to get every ounce of power out of this tiny 2 AA powered flash and it worked!

1/2000 sec @f/4 on the FujiFilm 10-24mm lens in the hotel.

1/4000 sec @f/4 notice how she moved a little closer to the wall

1/8000 sec @f/4 about 3 feet away from the painting

Beautiful makeup and wardrobe!

Here’s one more shot from the shoot, but there were so many good ones that I can’t share them all. Special thanks to Fiori Couture and Chanel on instagram @chanelbohnmua – The wings were made by Mother Pluckers in Los Angeles (tell them I sent you if you order your own)! http://www.theacme.com/?product=1030207221

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