Dongdaemun Design Plaza with the Fujifilm GFX 50S II

Before spending wandering around Fashion District looking at Fabrics, Textiles and the latest clothes designs for my upcoming fashion brand.

I did spend almost an hour with the Fujifilm GFX 50S II capturing the building of Dongdaemun Design Plaza at night.

The reason why I want to capture the building at night is to get different kinds of colour reflected from other sources and also experiment with the medium format camera’s capabilities and dynamic range without doing any tweaks.

I will photograph everything in RAW format to ensure I get all the maximum features.

Captured with the GF23mm F4 lens

The medium format always brings out the details and gives more thought to the viewers due to the dynamic range of the sensors and also the colour range is wider than other normal cameras.

The photo above, usually if you capture this on smartphones. The highlights and the shadow part will either be overblown, overcooked or overlapped. While on CMOS or Full frame, you have to do some minor tweaks on the highlighted part to ensure it didn’t overexpose. You’ll lose some of the detail during the tweaking session.

But for Medium Format, especially on Fujifilm GFX 50SII. You’ll get a wider range from 0 to 255 zone and also won’t lose any colour detail between the highlights and shadows. You have more freedom to play with the imagination you have on your mind and how you want the photo looks in the final outcome.

The transition between the darkest spot to the brightest spot is very smooth. I can imagine how it will look like if in big print. And also the colour separations.

The depth-ness of the focal length also gives a different perspective. The larger the format of the sensor, the deeper the focal length.

All of the selected images are my favourite. If you ask me to select 1, the image with the tree surrounded by a modern structure at night with red leaves is my favourite one and likely send it to print at least in the size of A3.

More photos of Fujifilm GFX 50SII are to come once I’m done with the selection and also editing.

Feel free to drop me an email if any photos you see you’re interested in prints.