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.
Street Fashion with Mina
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!
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