15 May A Fujiholics Story – Alex Bather
SO YOU’RE A FUJIHOLIC?
I am a UK based fashion, lifestyle and portrait photographer, but I never like to limit myself. I travel around Europe and always have my Fuji by my side, so yes I am a Fujiholic.
WHICH IS YOUR FAVOURITE LENS, AND WHY?
My favourite lens is the 35mm 1.4. it does everything for me and I like to shoot everything through the same perspective (35mm). I do use other lenses occasionally for client based work such as the 50-140mm for fashion shows etc.
WHEN YOU NEXT GO TRAVELLING, WHAT GEAR WILL YOU TAKE?
I have a trip planned shooting for Thomas Farthing London, where I will probably only use my 35mm and X-t10 with a couple of old fashioned lenses due to the nature of the brand. I am also travelling across the glaciers from Switzerland to France so will be taking the 50-140 and 35mm for this, to guarantee I get all the results intended.
WHEN OUT SHOOTING, WHAT ARE YOUR SETTINGS AND WHY?
I tend to keep the aperture ring as low as possible, because I really like the depth created at 1.4 on the fuji lens and tend to shoot at different exposures to deal with different lighting situations, I tend to keep the ISO pretty high to give a strong grain effect. All my shots are different; I don’t tend to keep my settings the same for each shot. I don’t like using lighting equipment, I think it spoils the whole realism of a shot, it can make it look