One | Nathan | Barista

So I decided to kick the project off with Nathan, my regular caffeine dealer. Nathan is the Barista at The Chapel, my favourite cafe, and so I headed in there today at closing time, to grab my fix of Ristretto, and make some portraits.

Nathan- Shot with- Fujifilm X-T2, XF35 1.4 @ 6.5, 1/30sec ISO200, at 11500K for warm ambient, Using in camera Classic Chrome profile.  Lighting- Key Light Cactus RF60X with MagMod Grid+Sphere+ 1/2CTB Gel Camera Left, detail light (on the La Marz behind) Cactus RF60X with MagMod Grid+Snoot Camera Right.

Nathan- Shot with- Fujifilm X-T2, XF35 1.4 @ 6.5, 1/30sec ISO200, at 11500K for warm ambient, Using in camera Classic Chrome profile.  Lighting- Key Light Cactus RF60X with MagMod Grid+Sphere+ 1/2CTB Gel Camera Left, detail light (on the La Marz behind) Cactus RF60X with MagMod Grid+Snoot Camera Right.

My kit for today, crammed into my Think Tank Photo "Retrospective 30" was:

  • 1x Fujifilm X-T2
  • 1x Fujinon XF16 1.4
  • 1x Fujinon XF35 1.4
  • 1x Fujinon XF 56 1.2
  • 2x Cactus RF60X Flashes with MagMod Grips
  • 1x Cactus V6ii Radio trigger
  • MagMod accessories- Grids, Snoot, Sphere, Gels and Holders

 

To be honest, these fit pretty easily, I could potentially fit a bit more (I'd think another flash, another camera body, spare batteries and even another lens would all have fitted if I wanted to, but the point of this is discipline, so I resisted the urge), but as it turned out, I needed a fraction of what I took.

Anyway  less talk more photos:

Shot with- Fujifilm X-T2, XF16 1.4 @ 5.6, 1/60sec ISO200, at 11500K for warm ambient, Using in camera Classic Chrome profile.  Lighting- Key Light Cactus RF60X with MagMod Grid+Sphere+ 1/2CTB Gel Camera Left, detail light (on my Ristretto) Cactus RF60X with MagMod Grid+Snoot Camera Right.

Shot with- Fujifilm X-T2, XF16 1.4 @ 5.6, 1/60sec ISO200, at 11500K for warm ambient, Using in camera Classic Chrome profile.  Lighting- Key Light Cactus RF60X with MagMod Grid+Sphere+ 1/2CTB Gel Camera Left, detail light (on my Ristretto) Cactus RF60X with MagMod Grid+Snoot Camera Right.

Photobombed.... Oh well.... Shot with- Fujifilm X-T2, XF35 1.4 @ 6.5, 1/30sec ISO200, at 11500K for warm ambient, Using in camera Classic Chrome profile.  Lighting- Key Light Cactus RF60X with MagMod Grid+Sphere+ 1/2CTB Gel Camera Left, detail light (on the La Marz behind) Cactus RF60X with MagMod Grid+Snoot Camera Right.

Photobombed.... Oh well.... Shot with- Fujifilm X-T2, XF35 1.4 @ 6.5, 1/30sec ISO200, at 11500K for warm ambient, Using in camera Classic Chrome profile.  Lighting- Key Light Cactus RF60X with MagMod Grid+Sphere+ 1/2CTB Gel Camera Left, detail light (on the La Marz behind) Cactus RF60X with MagMod Grid+Snoot Camera Right.