Another day, another shoot – this time for New York Fashion Week. Considering the fashion photography vibe, I opted for two extremes: the Fuji 16mm f/1.4 and the Fuji 90mm f/2. Not bringing an all around-er like a 35mm or even a 50mm felt like a risk, but I felt confident that I knew what I was going for.
If you ask me, one of the best feelings is getting to a shoot location early. There was no studio set for this shoot – we were in Midtown Manhattan in a designer hotel, so there was a lot to work with.
Photography tip: Show up early and take snaps of compositions you’re thinking of going with. You’ll be able to reference the stills, conceptualize where your model will go and how they’ll interact with the composition, and even vet the framing for the more involved collaborators.
After scoping out some workable settings, I met my models and got to work.
First, the wide shots. The Fuji 16mm f/1.4 (a 24mm equivalent) works perfectly for full-body fashion work – what little distortion there is actually elongates your models.
When it came to the dramatic, tight shot, the Fuji 90mm f/2 helped me achieve that crazy sharpness and subject isolation I’ve come to know and love from this lens.
But honestly, I was having so much fun shooting wide, I threw the Fuji 16mm f/1.4 back on and got as close as I could.
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