There are certain times, that you meet people who have a good presence. They command attention when they come around your way. This is how I felt about meeting Prescilla and working with her.
She had a great smile, and beauty look. She is a fashion blogger and enthusiast in the Dallas area. She was looking for a quick lifestyle photography session to help her with more content for her social channels.
Lifestyle photography for bloggers and influencers
Prescilla took direction really well so this made the entire shoot really easy to do. I got to also meet her husband on-site and we had a great time in conversation as we walked the Shops at Legacy. The natural colors of the buildings and the light tones made for great backdrops for this shoot. I had Prescilla walking around and doing small movements in order to capture some organic looks mixed with posed shots.
What I learned from this set
With this set, I learned more on the editing side, then on the actual shoot. I normally shoot wide open with all portraits. Meaning, I shoot at 1.4 to 2.0. With this shoot, I tried to stay around 4.0 stop. I knew I was going to be making her walk around, so I needed the extra focusing area while we shot.
Once I got all the photos back into photoshop for post-editing, I knew I was going to have some darker images. Not because of the skin-tones, but because of the limited light coming into the lens. I tried bringing out the shadows and darker tones in ACR (Adobe Camera Raw) before doing any editing in the layers. This actually made a huge difference before they were imported for post-processing. I love the film look that these gave off, and I am very happy with the shoot overall.
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