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Capturing Spring Style: XF90mm F2 WR Fujifilm X-H2 Portraits - A Photoshoot Walkthrough

Before diving into the photoshoot itself, let's take a peek at the planning process. The choice of the XF90mm F2 lens for this shoot was deliberate, as it offers a 135mm equivalent focal length in the Fujifilm lineup, ideal for capturing portraits with stunning detail and background compression.


Fujifilm X-H2 Film Simulation

Introducing the updated film simulation that adds a new dimension to my photography: Provia. With a nuanced adjustment of settings including Color +2, highlight-1, shadow 0, Sharpness +1, NR (-2), Color Chrome Effect set to weak, and Color Chrome Blue also set to weak, this rendition breathes life into each frame. Opting for a White balance of 6000k, I've chosen the Provia profile this time for its vibrant look, elevating the colors and enhancing the overall vibrancy of the images. This deliberate selection serves to infuse my portraits with a heightened sense of realism and depth, capturing the essence of the moment with unparalleled clarity and richness.


Advantages of the XF90mm F2 WR:

1. Fast Autofocus: The lens boasts lightning-fast autofocus, with one of the most reliable eye-tracking features in Fujifilm's lens arsenal.

2. Sharpness and Bokeh: Known for its exceptional sharpness and creamy bokeh, the XF90mm F2 delivers professional-grade results.

3. Background Compression: Perfect for full-body shots, the lens brings the background closer to the subject, enhancing the overall composition.


XF90mm F2 WR Fujifilm X-H2 | ISO 125, 1/500s, F2 | Model: lily.kirova
XF90mm F2 WR Fujifilm X-H2 | ISO 125, 1/500s, F2 | Model: lily.kirova

Now, let's delve into the concept and execution of the photoshoot.


Concept and Execution:


For this spring-themed photoshoot, the aim was to celebrate the season's vibrant colors and textures. The chosen attire—a green dress—was meticulously selected to complement the lush hues of spring, adding depth and contrast to the portraits.


Green color tones | XF90mm F2 WR Fujifilm X-H2 | ISO 125, 1/500s, F2 | Model: lily.kirova
Green color tones | XF90mm F2 WR Fujifilm X-H2 | ISO 125, 1/500s, F2 | Model: lily.kirova

Full body shot | XF90mm F2 WR Fujifilm X-H2 | ISO 125, 1/500s, F2 | Model: lily.kirova
Full body shot | XF90mm F2 WR Fujifilm X-H2 | ISO 125, 1/500s, F2 | Model: lily.kirova

To enhance the sense of depth in the images, strategically placed flowers served as natural frames in the foreground, adding visual interest and dimension.


Flower portraits framing with depth | XF90mm F2 WR Fujifilm X-H2 | ISO 125, 1/1000s, F2 | Model: lily.kirova
Flower portraits framing with depth | XF90mm F2 WR Fujifilm X-H2 | ISO 125, 1/1000s, F2 | Model: lily.kirova

Side-way looking over shoulder with flowers framing | XF90mm F2 WR Fujifilm X-H2 | ISO 125, 1/1000s, F2 | Model: lily.kirova
Side-way looking over shoulder with flowers framing | XF90mm F2 WR Fujifilm X-H2 | ISO 125, 1/1000s, F2 | Model: lily.kirova

Flower portraits framing with depth | XF90mm F2 WR Fujifilm X-H2 | ISO 125, 1/1000s, F2 | Model: lily.kirova
Flower portraits framing with depth | XF90mm F2 WR Fujifilm X-H2 | ISO 125, 1/1000s, F2 | Model: lily.kirova

Side-way looking over shoulder with flowers framing | XF90mm F2 WR Fujifilm X-H2 | ISO 125, 1/1000s, F2 | Model: lily.kirova
Side-way looking over shoulder with flowers framing | XF90mm F2 WR Fujifilm X-H2 | ISO 125, 1/1000s, F2 | Model: lily.kirova

Incorporating various poses, including seated positions, added versatility to the shoot, allowing for a diverse range of shots and perspectives.


Side profile sitting pose | XF90mm F2 WR Fujifilm X-H2 | ISO 125, 1/160s, F2 | Model: lily.kirova
Side profile sitting pose | XF90mm F2 WR Fujifilm X-H2 | ISO 125, 1/160s, F2 | Model: lily.kirova

Side profile sitting pose | XF90mm F2 WR Fujifilm X-H2 | ISO 125, 1/160s, F2 | Model: lily.kirova
Side profile sitting pose | XF90mm F2 WR Fujifilm X-H2 | ISO 125, 1/160s, F2 | Model: lily.kirova

Side profile sitting pose | XF90mm F2 WR Fujifilm X-H2 | ISO 125, 1/160s, F2 | Model: lily.kirova
Side profile sitting pose | XF90mm F2 WR Fujifilm X-H2 | ISO 125, 1/160s, F2 | Model: lily.kirova

Utilizing the soft, diffused light found in a parking garage, we capitalized on natural lighting to achieve soft, flattering portraits. The interplay of light and shadow, coupled with the architectural elements of the garage, added an intriguing dynamic to the images.


Soft lighting in parking garage | XF90mm F2 WR Fujifilm X-H2 | ISO 125, 1/400s, F2 | Model: lily.kirova
Soft lighting in parking garage | XF90mm F2 WR Fujifilm X-H2 | ISO 125, 1/400s, F2 | Model: lily.kirova

Soft lighting in parking garage | XF90mm F2 WR Fujifilm X-H2 | ISO 125, 1/400s, F2 | Model: lily.kirova
Soft lighting in parking garage | XF90mm F2 WR Fujifilm X-H2 | ISO 125, 1/400s, F2 | Model: lily.kirova

Soft lighting in parking garage | XF90mm F2 WR Fujifilm X-H2 | ISO 125, 1/400s, F2 | Model: lily.kirova
Soft lighting in parking garage | XF90mm F2 WR Fujifilm X-H2 | ISO 125, 1/400s, F2 | Model: lily.kirova

Soft lighting in parking garage | XF90mm F2 WR Fujifilm X-H2 | ISO 125, 1/400s, F2 | Model: lily.kirova
Soft lighting in parking garage | XF90mm F2 WR Fujifilm X-H2 | ISO 125, 1/400s, F2 | Model: lily.kirova

Leading line portrait with wall | XF90mm F2 WR Fujifilm X-H2 | ISO 125, 1/500s, F2 | Model: lily.kirova
Leading line portrait with wall | XF90mm F2 WR Fujifilm X-H2 | ISO 125, 1/500s, F2 | Model: lily.kirova

Leading line portrait with wall | XF90mm F2 WR Fujifilm X-H2 | ISO 125, 1/500s, F2 | Model: lily.kirova
Leading line portrait with wall | XF90mm F2 WR Fujifilm X-H2 | ISO 125, 1/500s, F2 | Model: lily.kirova

Through careful planning and execution, the XF90mm F2 lens proved to be the perfect tool for capturing the essence of spring in each frame, delivering stunning portraits that encapsulate the beauty of the season.


Parking garage portraits with natural light | XF90mm F2 WR Fujifilm X-H2 | ISO 125, 1/500s, F2 | Model: lily.kirova
Parking garage portraits with natural light | XF90mm F2 WR Fujifilm X-H2 | ISO 125, 1/500s, F2 | Model: lily.kirova

Join me on a journey through the vibrant world of spring style portraits as I unveil the behind-the-scenes magic of our latest photoshoot. Delving into the meticulous planning process, I explore the deliberate choice of the XF90mm F2 WR Fujifilm lens for its unparalleled autofocus speed, sharpness, and background compression, setting the stage for captivating imagery. From concept to execution, discover how I curated a visual narrative, leveraging the lens's capabilities to accentuate the season's hues through carefully selected attire and natural elements. Through a blend of strategic posing and artful lighting, each frame captures the essence of spring, inviting viewers to immerse themselves in a world of lush colors and timeless beauty. Stay tuned as I unveil the full collection, showcasing the power of the XF90mm F2 WR lens to elevate portrait photography to new heights.



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doug.hamilton
Apr 14

Hi XL. I’m really enjoying these blog posts as they complement your YouTube videos really effectively.

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caliallstaring
caliallstaring
Apr 14
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Thank you so much 😊🙏

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