Kim Wilde in the Studio: BTS with the Fuji X-Pro1

I am  very late sharing the images in this post. I shot this over a year ago now…  a couple are already up on my site http://www.paularcher-uk.com  I shot all these with the trusty Fuji X-Pro1 so I will blog it.

So way back in 2013 I was asked to take some photos of Kim Wilde (everyone must know Kim Wilde, right? Legend) recording her christmas album “Wilde Winter Song Book”.  Pretty cool hey!

So Guess what kit I took??? Well yes all of it, every camera I own, but… I had a special place in my hand for the Fuji X-Pro1. It ended up getting even more use than my Canon gear, seems to be a real trend that has developed since I bought the X-Pro1.

It was a lot of fun, its always great to be inside a recording studio whilst the magic is happening and to be there with such an iconic artist as Kim Wilde was awesome. It was at the famous RAK studios in St Johns Wood, loads of music history there, have a read about them here:

http://www.rakstudios.co.uk/

I could go on and on about how cool and lovely everyone is (they totally are btw) but I wont, we need to see some pictures, I’ll just give a big shout out to Scarlett and Ricky, go give them a follow on twitter and see what the Wilde’s get up to…

https://twitter.com/Wildericky

https://twitter.com/scarlettwilde

https://twitter.com/kimwilde

Would you believe that it snowed, on the very day a christmas album was being recorded.. in march!! What Luck! So we dashed outside to grab some lovely wintery christmas shots…

1/1000 sec;   f/1.4;   ISO 400

1/1000 sec; f/1.4; ISO 400

1/1000 sec;   f/1.4;   ISO 400

1/1000 sec; f/1.4; ISO 400

 

If you bought the album “Wilde Winter Song Book”, you would have seen some of the images I am about to show you inside the CD sleeve.

Kim Wilde Wilde Winter

So a day shooting inside a darkened recording studio, certainly a good challenge for the Fuji, I wan’t using flash so as not to disturb what was going on, the last thing everyone there wanted was a flash going off in their face all day. So it was a test of the low light capacity of the X-Pro1, I had to have it dialled up to about 2500 iso for most of the day, really not ideal but I noticed a drop off in quality compared with the lower iso images I have taken before. Not all bad though, but not perfect, although I don’t think any camera is perfect in that context.

At the end of the day they were pleased and I was pleased so job done!

Here are a few photos for you from inside the studio, enjoy…

 

1/64 sec;   f/2.5;   ISO 2500

1/64 sec; f/2.5; ISO 2500

1/40 sec;   f/2.8;   ISO 2500

1/40 sec; f/2.8; ISO 2500

1/64 sec;   f/2.8;   ISO 2500

1/64 sec; f/2.8; ISO 2500

1/64 sec;   f/2.5;   ISO 2500

1/64 sec; f/2.5; ISO 2500

1/64 sec;   f/2.5;   ISO 2500

1/64 sec; f/2.5; ISO 2500

1/64 sec;   f/2.8;   ISO 2000

1/64 sec; f/2.8; ISO 2000

1/64 sec;   f/2.5;   ISO 2500

1/64 sec; f/2.5; ISO 2500

1/64 sec;   f/2.5;   ISO 2500

1/64 sec; f/2.5; ISO 2500

1/64 sec;   f/2.5;   ISO 2500

1/64 sec; f/2.5; ISO 2500

1/64 sec;   f/2.5;   ISO 2500

1/64 sec; f/2.5; ISO 2500

1/64 sec;   f/2.5;   ISO 1000

1/64 sec; f/2.5; ISO 1000

I think these images go some way to demonstrate that you can use the fuji X-Pro1 in a working photographers environment and it does have a place along side DSLR’s, i will be posting some more images from other jobs that I have chosen to use the Fuji X-Pro1 over my Canon cameras so keep checking back.

 

http://www.paularcher-uk.com

 

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