Portraits

Photo of the Day - Friendly Faces

Japanese can be funny about having their photo taken. Oftentimes they object with a hand waving motion in front of their face, and yet other times they are very friendly and have no problem at all smiling for the camera. These girls were with a large group of young people in Naha celebrating Coming of Age Day this past January, and were happy to pose for me.

 Okinawa, Japan. Fujifilm x100s, f/4.0, 1/80 sec, ISO 1600. Edited with Adobe Lightroom. 

Okinawa, Japan. Fujifilm x100s, f/4.0, 1/80 sec, ISO 1600. Edited with Adobe Lightroom. 

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Photo of the Day - Okinawa Dance

Photo of the Day - Okinawa Dance

This is a shot I took a while back with my Fuji X-Pro1 and 56mm f/1.2 lens of a traditional Okinawan dancer performance. Shot at f/1.2 it shows the really nice bokeh the Fuji 56mm delivers. I love the Fuji colors too.

How to One-Light, High-Key Lighting Setup

How to One-Light, High-Key Lighting Setup

In this article from Petapixel.com UK based photographer, Jake Hicks demonstrates an easy way to achieve a one-light high-key lighting setup using a simple reflector. Although limited to closeups and tight headshot this is a great way to achieve the high-key lighting look. Shoot lighter and still achieve great results. 

The Power of Laughter

The Power of Laughter

Laughter relaxes us. It helps us connect as human beings and can open the door to great portraits. Sometimes laughter is the portrait.

Sara - Student

Sara - Student

Meet Sara, a student from Okinawa, Japan. Thank you Sara for being a part of Project 1001 Faces. Click here to see more faces from the project. Click here if your interested in being a part of the project.

Fujifilm X Magazine 08

Fujifilm X Magazine 08

The latest issue of Fujifilm's X magazine is out with a focus on shooting portraits with the x-series cameras. Click on the story below to get the issue. Enjoy.

Victoria - Banking

Victoria - Banking

Meet Victoria, a banking representative from Washington State, USA. Thank you Victoria for being a part of Project 1001 Faces.

Katherine - Marketing

Katherine - Marketing

Meet Katherine, a marketing professional from Rochester, New York, USA. Thank you Katherine for being a part of Project 1001 Faces.