Street Fashion with Mina
This street fashion session is the first time I got to collaborate with Mina on a TFP shoot. She is a young student and model from the east Dallas area and was a pleasure to work with.
Mina brought out all her own wardrobe to the early morning shoot and had some great ideas on styling. We were lucky to have my regular MUA on-site Isabel Gacharich. She did a beautiful job on the make-up for Mina and helped with all the styling for the shoot.
Lifestyle and simplistic looks
The shoot has 3 looks and basically concentrates more on a lifestyle feel. I had Mina walking around the downtown area of Plano and moving in and out of the different streets. Downtown Plano provided beautiful street style backgrounds, along with some older brick wall textures.
I ended up having Mina in motion most of the shoot. Slow walks and movements helped keep the images feeling more fluid and not so posed. We did find some pretty areas for single poses but I kept those to a minimum and wanted to concentrate on more street fashion style.
Equipment for this TFP shoot
For this shoot, I used my Sony A7 with my Sony Zeiss 55mm f1.8 lens. This lens is truly a sharp and lightweight piece of glass. Much of my portfolio is built with this lens and camera combo. I look back and I am glad I made the 55mm my first big lens purchase. It is just wide enough to get some of the environment, also it allows me to get some great portrait shots.
Like all my shoots, I learned a lot about lighting and to really study the areas I am working in. Since the sun was out and not a cloud in sight, it made for some harsh shadows on the models face. I made sure to keep her in the shade most of the time, and really kept watch on the location of shadows.
Overall, this was a fun and quick shoot. I look forward to working with Mina again in the future!