Gung Hay Fat Choy! Happy New Year!

Kasia and I decided to try something different and went to the Vancouver Chinese New Year Parade. What an explosion of energy and colour! 

We were equipped with the Fuji X100S and Fuji X-Pro1 plus XF 60mm F2.4 R combo.

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2014 © Olaf & Kasia Sztaba Photography. All rights reserved.

7 thoughts on “Gung Hay Fat Choy! Happy New Year!

  1. Wow! A real colour test for any camera! And I thought the Indians used colour well? That is fantastic. I can’t imagine the work that goes into those costumes.

  2. Such rich colours. Were you using Astia for another simulation. I’m assuming, of course, that as per a previous post, you were using Jpeg for skin tones. If so, did you boost the colours in camera? And how do you set Highlight and Shadow tone? I’ve been setting -1 for both, but then I seem to always end up having to boost the blacks and whites afterwards.

    A great set

    • Simon,

      We cheated ☺ When photographing people we usually use JPEGs for fantastic Fuji skin tones, however, this time the parade was taking place in the middle of the day/strong sun. We also had time constrains due to another assignment. As a result, I had to work with RAW files in Capture One.

      While shooting JPEGs we usually set up our camera as follows: if outdoors – Astia (S), Sharpening +1, Highlights -1, Shadows 0. I hope it helps.

      Thank you for visiting.

      Olaf

      • Thanks for the info. Really helpful.

        One more question please. Was there a particular reason for using Capture One this time? Usually you use Iridient and LR5.

        Thanks again,
        Simon

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