I’d like to share some of my 2022 best SOOC portrait shots work, which were shot in SOOC JPEG with the Fujifilm X-T4 and the Yashica film camera. It was a fashion and lifestyle photoshoot theme, shot in some of the best photoshoot locations in Kuala Lumpur’s heart.
SOOC photography is a style of photography that is all about taking pictures in their natural state. This means that no editing is used in order to make the photo look its best. SOOC photography is perfect for anyone who wants to take beautiful pictures without having to worry about editing them later.
SOOC photography is much more difficult than conventional photography. However, it does not mean that it cannot be done with ease. If you know how to set your camera settings for SOOC, you can be taking amazing pictures in just a few minutes.
As I’ve begun to shoot with a film camera for a different type of mood, I’ll also include the photos shot on film as my 10 best SOOC portrait shots. This will be my second compilation of best portrait shots.
I typically photograph influencers, and travellers, for my photography hobby, and for anyone who is interested in my work.
I previously shared some of my top ten best photo shots, but the majority of them were taken with the Fujifilm X-T30. Since I sold my X-T30 and purchased the Fujifilm X-T4, I believe it is time to share it in this second series of SOOC portrait shots.
The majority of the images below are straight out of the camera and have not been edited in any way. For the unique colour tones, I was using my own creation of Fujifilm X-Trans IV recipes and the Moment CineBloom for some dreamy photo effects.
There are numerous lens filters available on the market you can find online; they are ideal for creative shoots or portraits because diffusion lens filters are one of the best FX filters that can soften highlights; you can learn how to shoot dreamy effects in my guide.
If you want to achieve some dreamy effect similar to my photos, I suggest you get the diffusion lens filter for your camera.
I’ll be able to take nice pictures if I use the best natural light and try to compose before taking the shot. This is why I prefer to shoot outdoors; it’s challenging but exciting, and it allows you to experiment with different photography techniques.
While shooting a portrait with the film was indeed a new experience for me, it was all about the miss and hit. This can be corrected by using digital light metering on film cameras. The device will display the actual exposure, ISO, shutter speed, and aperture readings that you need to use for the current lighting conditions. It will be a very useful tool for filmmakers.
I don’t have the digital light meter so I can only rely on my Yashica film camera light metering. My favorite 35mm film roll is the Kodak Portra 400 but due to the increase in price, I am unable to shoot with the film roll.
It was great for street photography and portraits, you can check out most of my Portra 400 shots during my staycation in Penang lately.
My Best SOOC Portrait Shots
This is one of my favourite SOOC portraits from the morning light in Kuala Lumpur. I had no idea shooting at this walkway could produce such amazing results.
This image uses the Downtown Bloom recipe for street fashion portraits. As you can see there is a glow effect around the upper right.
This is one of my outdoor shoots in the pouring rain with Khira, who hired me as a personal photographer for her pre-convo photoshoot.
I rarely shoot from a high angle, but this is a nice shot from above. This photograph was taken during a recent Lalaport photoshoot with one of my clients and talent.
This is a black & white portrait photography shoot with an influencer/talent at Pavilion KL. It was a moody theme shot in cloudy conditions. I was using the Noir Bloom recipe to create a dreamy black-and-white portrait. View more moody creative portraits shot on Kodak film.
This photo was taken on Kodak ColorPlus 200 film during my second photoshoot with Shirley at Pavilion KL. I like the grain and the warm colour tone.
Here is another beautiful SOOC portrait shots on my first roll of Kodak Portra 400.
This is one of the best SOOC portrait shots from my street fashion weekend with Shirley in KL.
I love to use the backlight effect because it creates a cinematic glow in my photos. This image was shot SOOC.
One of my best SOOC portrait shots was during the street fashion photoshoot with Shirley. All under available natural light.
This was taken during the sunset hour when the sun is low in the sky. This was captured using the Fujifilm X-T4 and the Tiffen Black Pro-Mist 1/8 lens filter. One of my most accomplished cinematic portraits.
There are many talented Malaysian portrait photographers who can take amazing photos, but I believe these are my best SOOC portrait shots on the Fujifilm X-T4 and Yashica Electro 35 GTN.
In the next post, I’ll also reveal some of my best SOOC street photography 2022, which will also be featured in the upcoming photobook release.