Dave Kai-Piper And His Fuji X-Pro1 - NSFW

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London photographer Dave Kai-Piper, who is an one of the more active members of the Fstoppers Facebook group took off to explore the United States this summer with his Fuji X-Pro1. He traveled super light on his journey and rarely used anything more than natural light to journal his expedition. I love his series that he has slowly been revealing through our FB group so I caught up with him over chat to share some of his work with you guys. Click the jump for photos and a word from Dave. Enjoy!

From DKP:

"The shot in the subway is particularly fun. Shot under under Times Square NYC, this just uses the natural light from the Subway. Being able to really open up the lens to 1.4 /2.8 can really help you work with available light, Playing about with your white balance can also help at times to create interesting lighting. As I think over the gallery, 90% of the images are shot just with natural light. I guess this is mostly due to the shooting style of the X-Pro 1. Most of the time when I am travelling, there is just no time to set up lights or space to carry them. Also, I found that it is quite refreshing to just leave all the kit behind and travel super light.

The photograph of Stephanie in the swimming pool was shot using some fill light from an Orbis ringflash. Using the same set up as the cover shot for Photo Professional last year, most of the shot is natural light with a tiny amount of fill being provided from the flash. Having the extra light from the flash does help add a little gloss and shine also. Check out my full X-pro1 blog post here."

Images copyright Dave Kai-Piper and used with permission.

 
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18 Comments

Great work David!

Dave Piper's picture

Thank you sir !!

David.... You are a frikkin Rock Star!!!

Inspirational, as ever.

Dave Piper's picture

:)

Sean Shimmel's picture

Such a great celebration of fundamentals with the composition and lighting

Dave Piper's picture

Such nice words !!  Thank you so very very much !!

these were all 14mm? and all natural light? great great job!!!

Very nice, i've been on the fence about buying a fuji camera. This is exactly why I want to be able to go stealth but still get great quality. Thanks for sharing.

these are great!  i have read so much about how well this camera performs for its compact size.  i may need to add it to my arsenal. 
 

Absolutely stunning work! Very inspiring!:)
 

Dave Piper's picture

@facebook-1128433429:disqus  - All the exif data is here :- http://fujifilm-x.com/photographers/en/dave_kai_piper/  

Marc's picture

Stunning work, inspires me to go about doing some more natural light/street work myself again. These Fuji camera's really seem to be a breakthrough in small sized, light camera's producing high quality images, 

Terrance Walker's picture

Great work!

Claude Lee Sadik's picture

Beautiful work Dave! Sometimes I wonder how you guys manage to capture such soft lights under artificial lights. Like the one in the subway..? Kudos 

Simon Peckham's picture

What a lovely set of images, I really like the way you have presents the time in the US with the street shots in BW and the Commercial in colour, very striking presentation, I have to say I might borrow that idea for one of my iPad portfolios I am working on to drum up some local business. Made the switch to Fujifilm system over the Christmas break and just love it, inspired with more freedom. I enjoy you blog work very much thank you for sharing. 

Dave Piper's picture

Thank you   !! 
Glad you enjoyed

Antonio Carrasco's picture

amazing shots!