Hanna Sony Portraits Dallas Photographer

Hanna TFP Beauty Shoot | Sony a7 | Sony Zeiss 55mm f/1.8

Hanna Lake Shoot Dallas Photographer Sony Portraits

Beauty Shoot with Hanna

I have been lucky enough to work with Hanna a few times over the last 2 years. We met on a TFP swimsuit beauty shoot in Richardson, TX and we have stayed good friends since then. For this particular shoot, I was asked to come out to the lake and work in more of a natural light shooting scenario. Lots of trees, and the lake as a background.

Hanna Lake Shoot Dallas Photographer Sony Portraits

The Concept, Model, and Location

They beautiful Hanna has stunning eyes that I knew would be the focal point of most of my photos. The black dress styling and make-up were decided beforehand with the Make-up artist before coming on location. We started the shoot around 6:00 pm knowing the sunlight would be dim around 7:15 and finally full sunset around 7:40. We timed the shoot just right so we could catch the beautiful golden light coming from the sun.

What I learned from this Beauty Shoot

Working on a beauty shoot during golden hour brings its own set of challenges. I had to work on the sharp shadows that were coming from all different angles onto the model. I tried to keep Hanna in more open areas so the light would glide more smoothly and evenly over her face. Post processing included white-balance adjustments, and lightening up the images.

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Sony Cameras for Portrait Photography:

Sony a7iii Mirrorless Camera – 3rd Generation Sony Mirrorless Camera
Sony a7ii Mirrorless Camera w/IBIS – 2nd Generation Sony Mirrorless Camera
The Sony A7 Mirrorless Camera – Great full-frame starter camera for beginners

Sony Lenses for Portraits:

Sony 85mm f1.4 G-Master – Best 85mm portrait lens
Batis 85mm f1.8 – Lightweight 85mm portrait lens
Sony 85mm f1.8 – Smallest 85mm portrait lens
Sony Zeiss 55mm f1.8 – Small, sharp, lightweight portrait lens (my favorite lens)
The Sony 50mm f1.8 – Cheap starter nifty fifty
The Sony Zeiss 35mm f1.4 – Great wide option for portraits and lifestyle images
Sony 24-70 G-Master f2.8 – Sharp and versatile zoom lens
Sony 24-105 G Lens f4.0 – One of the best zooms for Sony
The Sony 70-200 G-Master Lens f2.8 – Long range telephoto zoom

Recommended Accessories:

Godox Ving V860IIS Camera Flash – Speedlight Paired w/ X1T-S Wireless Trigger
Meike Grip Sony a7 – Camera extension grip
Meike Grip Sony a7ii – Camera extension grip

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