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Sony a7 Portraits with Sony 24-70mm GMaster f2.8 and Sony 85mm GMaster f1.4

Model test shoots are a chance to stay creative in a world of corporate work. You can get creative and have fun with some really great people. Caitlin is one of those people who I love working with. She is very professional and great at posing. She is also a signed model and I’m very lucky to work with her.

For this shoot, my concept was a simple studio shoot with a lifestyle theme. The brick walls added a nice warm touch to the images. The rest of the session just fell into place.

@f1.4 | ISO 100 | 1/160s

Shooting with the Sony a7 Mirrorless Camera

My first camera was the Sony a7 and I used it for this shoot. I owned the Sony 85mm F1.4 GMaster lens and rented the Sony 24-70mm F2.8 GMaster just for this shoot. Both performed great for this shoot, and the wide zoom range was perfect for this small studio. I had just enough space with the 85mm but I stayed mostly with the zoom for this shoot.

@f1.4 | ISO 100 | 1/160s
@f1.4 | ISO 100 | 1/160s
@f1.4 | ISO 100 | 1/160s

Sony 85mm f1.4 GMaster

This lens barely comes off my camera. It is tac sharp and hits focus almost all the time. It renders colors in a beautiful way and I really do love this on my camera. the only draw back I have is it is a heavy lens. Shooting for an hour or two is not bad, but try shooting for hours at a time and you will start to feel the difference.

@f2.2 | ISO 160 | 1/200s
@f2.2 | ISO 160 | 1/200s
@f2.2 | ISO 160 | 1/200s
@f2.2 | ISO 160 | 1/200s

Sony 24-70mm f2.8 GMaster: Initial thoughts

My background has consisted mostly of using prime lenses, so this shoot was a good opportunity to try out a zoom lens for portraits. I have to say I was pretty impressed. The focal range came in handy for the small space, and shooting wider made a large difference.

The photos were sharp, and I only had a few missed shots on the Sony a7. Focusing was quick, and I would love to get this lens very soon for my collection.

@f2.8 | @35mm| ISO 1000 | 1/100s
@f2.8 | @49mm| ISO 1000 | 1/100s
@f2.8 | @42mm| ISO 320 | 1/100s
@f2.8 | @46mm| ISO 400 | 1/100s
@f2.8 | @41mm| ISO 400 | 1/100s
@f2.8 | @29mm| ISO 400 | 1/100s
@f2.8 | @29mm| ISO 400 | 1/100s
@f2.8 | @56mm| ISO 320 | 1/100s
@f2.8 | @65mm| ISO 320 | 1/100s


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.

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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