Posted on Apr 22, 2016
This is the second part of the photo shoot I did, working with the actor, Kerim Troeller in Florence (you can read the first part here). The set was a bit challenging since Kerim wanted to shoot some pictures with a dark environment on the Giotto’s Tower in Florence at night.
The location is quite spectacular but it was a lot of extra effort since we only wanted to use the available light. In our chase for solutions, we used the new LED lighting system of the Duomo coming from outside that gave us just enough light to be able to shoot these images the way I wanted.
I didn’t want to use additional light to ruin the atmosphere of the place, so I had to just work with the best the available light we had. I had some problems with the focusing system because in the dark environment my Canon 5d Mk2 couldn’t focus correctly. For this reason, I switched cameras and shot only with the Fuji X100T, which despite being considered poor on the focusing side, was still a lot more useful and reliable than the Canon 5d Mark II.
With the Fuji, I didn’t even have problems focusing on the darkest part of the tower. The only part where I had to use the 5d Mk2 was in the picture shot on the top of the tower. There the light was really dim and I had to raise the maximum Iso to 12.800, which isn’t available on the Fuji X100T (unless you are shooting in .jpg).
Here are the photos shoot with Kerim Troeller at the Giotto’s Tower in Florence. I did only some color correction in Lightroom adding a slight blue cast.