TFP Model session
Working with a single subject in a TFP model session is the type of photography collaboration that I love doing. I keep the shoots simple and mostly outdoors. This gives me a chance to explore city streets and find unique areas that I normally do not see.
The TFP Models – Jessie and Anna
This particular TFP shoot was a little different for me. It allowed me to get slightly out of my comfort zone. I had a great time working with Jessie and Anna. I’ve worked with Anna before on a few TFP shoots, and she is always a pleasure to work with. This was my first collaboration with Jessie, and I will admit I was extremely jealous of his hair.
The downtown Mckinney area is old and provides some awesome brick walls and textured streets. This created a cool backdrop for our shoot. We wanted to do a more simplistic street fashion shoot. Not necessarily a couples shoot but wanted the models to be close and comfortable posing with each other. Both models took direction really well and I got some great individual shots as well.
What I learned from this shoot
The time of the shoot was around 6:00 pm and the natural sunlight was fading pretty fast. I I knew I wouldn’t have much time to shoot so kept the models moving around as much as possible. We tried to stay in the small alleys due to traffic and this cut more light than I anticipated.
I wish I had an off-camera flash with me for this, but I will pack one for next time. This shoot was done with my original Sony a7 paired with the Sony 35mm f/1.4 lens. I was shooting wide open at f/1.4 and also switched to my Sony 85mm f/1.4 G Master for portraits. The shoot was fun, but next time I will plan on starting around 1 hour earlier if possible.
More TFP Model Shoots:
- Anna in a red dress natural light shoot in downtown Mckinney
- Nasiba and a Natural Light Swimsuit Photography session
- Downtown Fort Worth Photoshoot with Abigail
- Yesenia bathing in light: A natural light boudoir shoot
- Studio fashion photography with Jennifer Penate
- Street fashion model session with Mina in downtown Plano
- An afternoon with Kinga: Simple lazy Sunday Sony a7 portrait session
I hope you enjoyed this session. Consider checking out some other great gear from Sony.
Great Sony Full-Frame Cameras for Portrait Photography:
My Sony A7riii Mirrorless Camera – High resolution Sony Mirrorless Camera
The Sony A7rii – High resolution Sony Mirrorless Camera (2nd Generation)
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 Full-Frame Lenses for Portraits: (e-mount)
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
Wide Angle 16-35mm F2.8 – G-Master wide angle lens
The Sony 70-200 G-Master Lens f2.8 – Long range telephoto zoom
Great Sony Starter Cameras for Portraits: (crop-sensor)
Sony a6400 Mirrorless Camera – Amazing eye auto-focus detection
Sony a6300 Mirrorless Camera – Sony mirrorless camera (2nd generation)
The Sony a6000 Mirrorless Camera – Great affordable interchangeable lens camera
Sony a6500 Mirrorless Camera w/IBIS – Amazing photography and video camera
Affordable Crop Sensor Lenses for Portraits: (e-mount)
Sigma 30mm f1.4 – Great for blurry backgrounds
Sony 50mm f1.8 OSS – Made for crop sensors and shallow depth of field
Sigma 16mm f1.4 – Amazing lens for Vloggers and video
Sony 35mm f1.8 – Super walk around lens for travel