A bit of haze couldn’t stop a group of photographers from
attending the Pin Up Girls and Hot Rod photography workshop.
This workshop is organize by Fujifilm Singapore with the supporting
brands like Profoto, Zeiss, Lastolite and Gitzo tripods. Its like a
party for the best brands in the world! And we are the special invited
When one arrive at the venue; immediately you will be transported
to another era. An era of old from the 30s’ to the 70s’. From vintage
cars like Ford model T of the 30s’ to the more “modern” Corvette.
There are 3 juke boxes; each with their own collection from 50s, 60s’
and 70s’. As for now; the owner; Kevin is playing Summer Holiday by
Cliff Richard. Only those old enough will know who Sir Cliff Richard is.
Today’s workshop is a 3 hours session. I wanna strike a balance instead
of sharing how the awesome Profoto lights pair with the X-series system;
I wanna give all the participant as much shoot time in this lovely location.
My first set up is with the Ford model T with 2 lovely models. A total
of 6 Profoto lights have been used. A 7B with 2 heads. One of which
is mounted on the beauty dish and grid on it. Two B1s on the left and right
of the Model T. This is to give a bit of dimension to the lines of the hot rod.
I have another B1 at the back of the car to light up at the colorful background.
If not it will be rather dark. Lastly a small portable B2 inside the car to light up
the interior frame of the car.
All the Profoto lights used in this set-up are all battery powered. Therefore
it save me quite a bit of time compare if I were to use the non battery powered
system for the set up. No time wastage in connecting the wire and looking for
power point. These lights are awesome for location photography and as a
Profoto user for years; I think battery powered light are the thing of the future.
For the 6 lights set up; my weapon of choice is Fuji X100T. Its really a pocket
wonder! Small as it may be; It does pack quite a big punch. Its set at F11,
ISO 200 and shutter speed of 1/1000. The X100T has a leaf shutter lens;
therefore I am able to shoot at a higher sync speed compare with DLSR.
X-T1 was also used in the other scene. I can’t emphasize enough the power
of Fujinon lenses and the X-trans sensor. Together they produce so much
details in every picture!
Its was indeed a fun day of shooting and sharing at such a great venue.
A big thank you to everyone who came for this event, for without each one of
you; this event will not be possible. Cheers.