Shooting a profile pic with the X100 goes horribly wrong

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

  1. Boid

    Boid All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    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.



    Tried a backllit shot


    Then he couldn't be serious any more


    Tried the same image in colour


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

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  2. tdp

    tdp Guest

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

    Boid All-Pro

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

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    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. Just lovely work Rajiv, and you had a great subject - not to mention the very cute family:)
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  6. thekeddi

    thekeddi Top Veteran

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

    nianys Regular

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

    Luckypenguin Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    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
    Well done, indeed - love that color photo of your friend smiling!!
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  10. Boid

    Boid All-Pro

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

    Isoterica 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 Top Veteran

    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 All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    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.