08 Oct Alice on the streets of Bristol

Source: Pro Photo Nut

I captured these shots on rekindled Bristol Urban Portraits workshops. I ran two of them back to back last month. I did say that I’d not do more UK workshops but demand was overwhelming on the survey forms we mailed out to our database. These events sold out in no time. The essence of the workshop is to travel light with one small battery flash unit and to create beautiful portraits using the naturally occurring light and occasionally shooting with the flash to create an exciting set of portraits. The total walk distance is less than 1km for the whole day.

Model: Alice
Location: Bristol waterfront
Camera: Fujifilm GFX50s (Handheld and occasional use of a monopod)
Lenses: GF32-64mm f/4 zoom and GF 110mm f/2 prime
Lighting: One Godox AD200 with various modifiers

01. Our sessions started with crisp hard sunlight dappled through a few leaves. I love the low viewpoint that the tilting EVF gives me when shooting hand held in the sun.


02. Humour me as I try out new poses that rely on the dynamic range of the GFX. I’m intrigued by shadow detail and making it the key focus of a picture. I have to keep on trying new stuff and learning. That’s just how it is.


03. Soft light/ hard light both from the same Godox AD200 flash. I used the £25 small dedicated octabox with grid for the shot on the left and I used the Fresnel head for the shot on the

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