I have had a long love of many things Fujifilm. Going back to using their Acros film in my older film cameras to using some of the most current cameras, like the Fujifilm X-T2. In addition to great film and awesome cameras, they host community events on occasion. Photowalk, Instameet, whatever you want to call it. They are opportunities to connect with other photographers, cool people and of course, try out gear from FUjifilm.

This past weekend I was able to be a part of one of these Photowalks with Fujifilm X Photographer, Kara Mercer. Kara is one of those lovely souls that as soon as you meet here you become instant friends. Her work takes her around the world and her spirit is inspiring. During the event we had a lovely model, Rachel Noe, and we explored Gasworks Park and the surrounding Fremont area.

Fujifilm sent a ton of awesome gear, from GFX’s (their medium format camera), to X-T2’s, X-H1’s and a ton of lenses. Attendees had the opportunity to try pretty much anything that they wanted, which is such a fantastic opportunity when you are trying to decide what camera or lens to purchase next.

I was there to help out, answer questions about cameras, lens recommendations and as Kara was busy, I would help with questions on portraiture too. During the event I captured a variety of images of Rachel. Rachel is a true professional and was really easy to work with.

It was a warm, not so cloudy, seattle summer day so we worked with a lot of direct light, open shade, backlighting and occasionally created our own open shade with a diffusion panel.

This series of portraits were all captured on a Fujifilm X-T2, with either the 35mm f/1.4 or 56mm f/1.2 lens. As well all edited in Alien Skin Exposure X3.