Anyone might think I have a penchant for redheads considering the frequency with which they appear on this blog.
Well it just so happens that most of the redheads I know are really game for posing for portraits – maybe having bright hair makes you more confident than the average brunette or blonde?
Anyway, this is my friend Helen in the wonderful city of Bath. I work in Bath but I don’t take too many photos there, so it was nice to explore the city in more depth than my lunch breaks usually allow. We went to places I didn’t even know existed, which is always fun.
As you’ll see Helen was great fun to photograph, posing in a number of amusing ways – as well as the more serious ones.
I used the Fuji X Pro1 for this shoot, which is a fantastic camera and always draws admiring glances from passers-by. The only criticism I have of this camera is the focusing speed, but a new firmware upgrade should fix that issue.
One of the best features of the X Pro1 (in my opinion anyway) is its film simulation modes, which recreates the look of classic film stock, such as Velvia and Astia. I used them at several different points throughout the shoot, so look out for them.
I have some more portraits of Helen which I shot with the Panasonic LX7, but I felt they deserved a separate post, so keep your eyes peeled for them later in the year.