The Venue: Image of the Week #17

Back Story:  I’m a reportage wedding photographer, and often people ask me if I shoot things like the details and the venue.  Of course I do, and within context as much as possible.  The shot below was taken at a very recent wedding I photographed at The Kingscotoe Barn in Gloucestershire.  It’s a local venue for me and one that I shoot at quite often.  I never re-use venue shots, preferring to make sure I take a unique shot of the venue at each wedding.

In this case, the Bride and Groom had told me previously how they liked my black and white photography and with that in mind I knew I would convert this image to black and white in post processing.  The venue is quite large and as I shoot primarily with a widest lens on my SLRs of 24mm I knew this would be a perfect opportunity to test out the panorama mode on the Fuji X-Pro1.

Camera:  Fujifilm X-Pro1

Lens:  XF18mm F2
Shutter: 1/500th Second (panned)
Aperture: f/2.0
ISO: 200
Flash: Did not fire

Processing:

My standard Black and White with a small amount of grain added.  The vignette was added after the warm tone.  No cropping.  This is obviously a smaller version of the large JPG the camera produces and no stitching or work was done outside of the camera in terms of the panorama.  Its a brilliant feature and one I’m using more and more at weddings these days.

Fuji X-Pro1 Panorama of Kingscote Barn