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Lazy Sunday Studio Photoshoot with Nikki | Dallas Photographer

It’s always exiting working with new models and working with new camera gear. This was the case when I did this studio boudoir session with model Nikki M and shooting with the new Sony a7iii Mirrorless Camera.

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ISO 125 / @F1.4 / 35mm / 1/160s

Start with the Model

I met Nikki thru Instagram. I had been following her work for awhile and vice versa. She reached out and asked if I wanted to collab and we set a session date. Nikki has worked with numerous photographers in the DFW area and I heard great things about her.

Sony a7iii Portraits

What better time to try out new gear than with a smart and beautiful subject. Nikki was very patient with me as I was learning to get comfortable with the Sony a7iii. First impressions of the camera was it was very familiar to me. I shoot with the Sony a7ii and Sony a7 currently so this camera was not a huge change for me.

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ISO 800 / @F1.4 / 35mm / 1/320s

What I loved about the Sony a7iii

I am sure I will be doing a full review of the Sony a7iii, but for now let me tell you the eye auto-focus was amazing. I really enjoyed it and especially the low-light capabilities compared to my Sony a7ii.

I shot most of this set with the Sony Zeiss 35mm f1.4. The studio was rather small and comfy so I needed a wide angle to stay close to the subject and still get full body type shots.

What I learned

I paid so much attention to the eye auto-focus feature I was forgetting my basics of composition. It was fun experimenting, but next time I will dial it back and shoot a little slower. It was a great shoot, and I look forward to working with Nikki again very soon.

dallas photographer sony portraits dallas
ISO 125 / @F1.4 / 35mm / 1/160s
dallas photographer sony portraits dallas
ISO 125 / @F1.4 / 35mm / 1/160s
dallas photographer sony portraits dallas
ISO 125 / @F1.4 / 35mm / 1/160s
dallas photographer sony portraits dallas
ISO 1250 / @F2.2 / 35mm / 1/100s
dallas photographer sony portraits dallas
ISO 800/ @F1.4 / 35mm / 1/320s
dallas photographer sony portraits dallas
ISO 800/ @F1.4 / 35mm / 1/320s

 


Jason Dallas Portraits Model Test ShootsJason The Creative – Dallas Portrait Photographer

Photography just decided to grow on me and I never looked back. I am a portrait photographer growing and specializing in model test shoots. Every one starts somewhere and this is my story. Instagram.com/jasonthecreative


What’s in my camera bag

My Portrait Photography Gear for Model Test Shoots

Sony a7riii Mirrorless Camera
High Resolution Studio Camera
Sony a7iii Mirrorless Camera
Great Photo & Video Camera
Sony 85mm f1.4 GMaster
Best Portrait Lens
Sony 35mm F1.8
Great wide lens for lifestyle shoots
Sony Zeiss 55mm f1.8
First lens I purchased – Amazing and light
Sony 24-70mm F2.8 GMaster
Best all-in-one Portrait Zoom Lens
Sony 24-105 f4.0 G Lens
Best all around walk-around lens

Secondary Portrait Photography Camera and Lens

Sony a6400 Mirrorless Camera (crop-sensor)
Small & amazing quality
Sony 16-55mm f2.8 G Lens
Super sharp and versatile

Sony Mirrorless Bodies You Should See

Sony a7rii
High Quality Studio Camera
Sony a7ii
Great General Purpose Camera
Sony a7sii
High Quality Video Camera
Sony a6600
Photo and Video Camera
Sony a6500
Crop Sensor Video Camera
Sony a6300
Amazing Budget Starter Camera

Full-Frame Lenses You Should Check Out

Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Lens
Great budget option zoom lens
Sony 70-200 F2.8 Lens
Amazing Quality Zoom Lens
Sony 16-35mm f2.8 Lens
Superb wide-angle Lens
Sony 85mm F1.8 Lens
Great Budget Portrait Lens
Sony 24mm F1.4 Lens
Sharp Wide Prime Lens

Crop-Sensor Lenses You Just Might Need

Tamron 28-75mm F2.8 Lens
Great budget option zoom lens
Sony 18-105 F4.0 Lens
Awesome Video Lens
Sigma 16mm F1.4
Great YouTube Lens
Sigma 30mm F1.4
Sharp & Light Weight Lens
Sigma 56mm F1.4
Go-To Portrait Lens

My Current Off Camera Studio Flash Lighting / Location Kits

Profoto Air Remote TTL-S
Remote Trigger
Profoto B2 250 AirTTL Location Kit
Portable light strobes
Profoto OCF 2×3 Softbox
Portable soft light modifier
Profoto OCF Softbox 2ft Octa
Small direct soft box
Profoto 41in Deep Medium Umbrella
Main studio modifier
Profoto OCF Speedring
Modifier connector


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