Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Vivid Sydney 2013 - Street Fashion Reportage-Style with the Fuji X-Pro1

What a difference a year makes! Last year when shooting the Vivid Light Festival I went all Old Skool with tripod and filters and tricky exposures but this year, shooting with the Fuji X-Pro1 I decided to go all reportage-style and put my focus, and the fabulous Fuji's 35mm lens on the people attending vivid and their interactions with the Vivid event itself. All the pictures were made with Fujifilm X-Pro1, XF35mmF1.4 R iso at 3200 and giving a little extra pop using the  EF20 Flash set at-1. Camera in aperture priority mode, most shots at F2. With the camera set all I had to do was find my subjects and photograph them; which was not that tricky once I got going. Yes one certainly needs some confidence but I do think the Fuji X-Pro1 looks so different that the very camera itself  'cuts you some extra slack in a crowd'  and I didn't get too many strange or agro looks. Nice! Hope you like my take on Vivid Sydney 2013..
A 'stolen portrait' with Planet Under Construction at Vivid Sydney 2013 - Fujifilm X-Pro1, XF35mmF1.4 R.

Oh; and since I made so many landscape pictures, and at 600 pixels wide the blog here does not quite do justice to the finer details.. so I have also put a complete set of the images at 1600 pixels wide on Flickr here. Yes view the BIG Versions HERE.

Yellow scarf and pink and clear umbrella at circular quay station - Fujifilm X-Pro1, XF35mmF1.4 R.
Man photographing the Vivid light projections at Circular Quay 2013.
Man with umbrella and MCA bathed in green light - Vivid 2013
Hundreds and Thousands light tunnel at Vivid Sydney 2013 - Fujifilm X-Pro1, XF35mmF1.4 R.
Pink light flowers at Vivid Sydney 3013
Heavy rain and umbrellas - Hundreds and Thousands light tunnel at Vivid Sydney 2013 - Fujifilm X-Pro1, XF35mmF1.4 R.
The Sea Horse metal grill and crowd standing around at Circular Quay Station. Vivid light Show Sydney 2013. Fujifilm X-Pro1, XF35mmF1.4 R.
Man photographing the light show in the rain, Customs House and Circular Quay Station with crowd - Fujifilm X-Pro1, XF35mmF1.4 R.
Umbrellas - Photographing the light show in the rain, Customs House with crowd - Fujifilm X-Pro1, XF35mmF1.4 R.
Crowd outside Hungry Jacks & City Extra sheltering from the rain and watching the Customs House light show at Vivid 2013 -Fujifilm X-Pro1, XF35mmF1.4 R.
Father with child in a 'Pink Bunny Onesie',  Vivid light Show Sydney 2013 - Fujifilm X-Pro1, XF35mmF1.4 R.
Women in transparent green rain ponchos at Vivid Sydney 2013 - Fujifilm X-Pro1, XF35mmF1.4 R.
Blue push-pin light sculpture with Circular Quay skyline in the background - Vivid Sydney 2013 - Fujifilm X-Pro1, XF35mmF1.4 R.
 View the BIG Versions HERE.
Family photographing Vivid Sydney 2013 with a smartphone camera in the rain. Fujifilm X-Pro1, XF35mmF1.4 R.
People and umbrellas, splash of colour - Sydney Opera House sails in the background - Vivid 2013.
Reading the light box description #6 Vivid Sydney 2013.
Umbrellas in the rain echoing the shape of the Sydney Opera House sails, Vivid Sydney 2013.
Man pulling a face - people making portraits at the 'light bulb' sculpture, Vivid Sydney 2013 - Fujifilm X-Pro1, XF35mmF1.4 R.
'Australia' umbrella in the rain, Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background at night - Vivid Sydney 2013 - Fujifilm X-Pro1, XF35mmF1.4 R.
Lights, rain, umbrellas and movement on the opera house forecourt - Vivid Sydney 2013.
The 'light bulb' sculpture, Vivid Sydney 2013 - Fujifilm X-Pro1, XF35mmF1.4 R.
Walking through the smoke from the installation piece 'Planet Under Construction' at Vivid Sydney 2013 - Fujifilm X-Pro1, XF35mmF1.4 R.
Giant coloured keyboard - Vivid Sydney 2013
Exhibition at MCA as part of Vivid Sydney 2013.
Abstract light sculpture echoing the shape of the Sydney Opera House sails in the background, Fujifilm X-Pro1, XF35mmF1.4 R.
Silhouettes, Giant coloured keyboard - Vivid Sydney 2013
Glass piano - Opera House sails with stars on them, Vivid Sydney 2013 - Fujifilm X-Pro1, XF35mmF1.4 R.
View the BIG Versions HERE.
Vivid Sydney 2012 Part 1
Vivid Sydney 2012 Part 2

Vivid Sydney Official Website

Street Fashion Sydney - shot with the Fujifilm X-Pro1.
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