I had the chance to do a fun KL street fashion weekend photography for portraits in Bukit Bintang on the Fujifilm X-T4 & Yashica Electro 35 GTN. I’ve chosen the Bukit Bintang location because I think my Kuala Lumpur fashion portrait photoshoot will suit the street fashion theme.
I did prepare a street fashion mood board before the shoots with KL freelance model Shirley at the Bukit Bintang areas and she got the idea of what outfit to wear for the shoot. As a freelance portrait photographer in Malaysia, I love to explore shooting different styles from lifestyle to travel.
I think this is one of my best portrait photoshoots of the year so far which I shot on Kodak film and digital. Shirley is really good at posing for the camera and work really well. She did the portrait poses all by herself.
Fun KL Street Fashion Weekend Portrait Photoshoot in Bukit Bintang
For this shoot style is an urban portrait, I wanted to try shooting fashion style surrounded by buildings and concrete structures. Thanks to the model for choosing the best outfit that suit the street fashion photography to look cool and feminine in this fashion shoot style.
I love to explore more photography styles, especially when using the backlight technique and I’ve used this technique more in this shoot adapted with the basic portrait photoshoot skill. As you can see, it creates glow effects with the side-lit natural lighting coming from the buildings above.
Below is the final results that I got from this shoot. I love to make use of the light coming from the buildings, power shot angle and backlit lighting techniques that suit this shooting style.
Although it’s just a still image, this backlight effect from the sunlight creates a movie-like diffusion or music video color tone. I really love this shot.
Fujifilm Custom Settings for Street Fashion on The X-T4 Camera
What’s good about this fashion shoot is that most of the photos for this Bukit Bintang photoshoot series are shot SOOC. Check out my best SOOC photo series because all are straight from the camera, which we called SOOC. By using the diffusion lens filter for portraits, softens my model’s skin tones and diffuses the highlight for the glows.
By using the Fujifilm simulation recipe I’ve created which is the Downtown Bloom recipe, I didn’t have to edit anything at all. This is what I like about the Fujifilm film simulations, always let you shoot straight out of the camera.
For this shoot, I used a Fujifilm X-T4 with the Fujinon XF35mm F2 lens attached. Photos are shot wide-open aperture using Aperture Priority mode but I have to use manual settings when the sun is too bright.
Portrait Shots on Kodak Portra 400 Film & CineBloom
I have recently been practising using my Yashica film camera to shoot portraits but this time I get some really nice portrait shots on my Kodak Portra 400 film. I’m using the overexposed film technique which also reduced the film grain, by shooting it overexposed on film.
It looks really good, it’s a classic film portrait look and thanks to the CineBloom again, it softens the model skin tone. I was actually praying and hoping for the results before I get the entire film roll developed. Well, it turned out amazing to me. Love it. ♥
I really love the color tone of the Kodak Portra 400 especially for my Penang photo walk and also for this portrait shoot. I love to use the CineBloom with this film because I feel it makes the color brighter and natural for me. It’s a great combination of CineBloom and Kodak Portra 400.
Best Spots For Photoshoot in Bukit Bintang
I find there are a few nice spots for street fashion photography in Bukit Bintang, one of the best photoshoot locations and is now one of my favorite shoot locations. You can get great portrait shots at the Pavilion KL traffic light walking towards the opposite side of the Starhill Gallery.
You can get some great shots from the staircase next to Fahrenheit 88 and some nice backlight at the Bukit Bintang Walk. Further down you can take some nice pictures next to the MRT station. You can get good natural lighting from the whole stretch of Bintang Walk if you know where to find the best light.
Well, I’m not saying my photos is the best but I really like this Bukit Bintang photoshoot series. I love to experiment with new things and do stuff different than others. Many might say that filters are not good, they affect the image quality, depending on a lens filter to make pictures nice etc.
I would say this photoshoot session with the Kodak Portra 400 film was way better than my first Kodak film roll shoot.
But least it is the KL street fashion portrait photography results I personally wanted. Most photographers have their own shooting style but of course, this is just a shoot for fun for creative portraits, if you’re shooting a commercial photoshoot, it will be another story.
I hope you liked my street fashion weekend photography in the concrete jungle, you can book a photoshoot in KL with me or if you’re a photographer hope you will have more fun with your own shoot.