Sabrina and simple natural light photography


I find myself meeting great personalities as a Dallas photographer. This was my experience with Sabrina in a downtown natural light photography studio. She is currently a student at a local DFW college and part-time model working on her professional modeling portfolio. The shoot was a perfect opportunity to practice natural light photography with my Sony a7 full-frame camera.

Simple natural light photography session

Sabrina moved naturally in front of the camera, and nailed the casual lifestyle look we set out to achieve with the shoot. The downtown studio (The Lumen Room) was beautiful and provided the perfect amount of ambient light for the subject. No other flash or extra equipment was used. Only model and camera and lots of moving around to find that perfect angle. I was shooting with my Sony 55mm f1.8 most of the shoot, but then switched to my Sony 85mm f1.4 GMaster Lens for close-up shots.

Sony a7 | 85mm | f1.4 | 1/640 | ISO 160


Starting with Natural Light

Natural light photography is how I started my photography journey, so it was great to get back to some basics from time-to-time. The portrait session lasted about an hour and I was able to get some amazing close-ups.

Overall, we were both very pleased with the outcome of the photos, and I am excited for Sabrina to have them as new additions to her modeling portfolio. As a Dallas portrait photographer, I want to help everyone feel great and comfortable in front of the camera. Sometimes, this means letting people get into a vibe and allowing them to move naturally while I study them with my camera. It’s like I am there, and not there at the same time. I find that this works best with portrait shoots.

Sony a7 | 85mm | f1.4 | 1/640 | ISO 160


Sony a7 | 55mm | f1.8 | 1/320 | ISO 125


Sony a7 | 85mm | f1.4 | 1/640 | ISO 160


Sony a7 | 55mm | f1.8 | 1/500 | ISO 125


Sony a7 | 55mm | f1.8 | 1/500 | ISO 125


Sony a7 | 55mm | f1.8 | 1/500 | ISO 125


Sony a7 | 55mm | f1.8 | 1/500 | ISO 100