Summer swimsuit photography with Hanna of Dallas

One of the funniest stories I have when working with models is this specific shoot with Hanna. We scheduled a swimsuit shoot with a local makeup artist and one other model. I was so nervous and scared for this shoot, it almost didn’t happen at all. Luckily, I got over my fears and worked with Hanna that day. Fast forward a year later and I still love the photos that came out of this set. The colors and styling were perfect along with the fun vibe that everyone had at the pool.

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Hanna Swimsuit TFP Photography Portraits of DAllas

Swimsuit Photography

I truly believe there is a fine line between beauty and going overboard with this particular genre of photography. Swimsuit photography should be about the lifestyle and the beauty of the subject. I think I was able to capture this with Hanna. She moved very easily and posed effortlessly during the session. I was very lucky to be able to work with her. Check out the photos below.

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What I learned from this set

Shooting this set was a huge challenge because I had no assistant and it was around high-noon. The sun was in full swing shining down on us and I tried to stay in the shadows of the building to control the highlights of the lens I was using. I was shooting wide-open on my Sony a7 with the Sony 85mm at F1.4, something I don’t regret doing, but I know better now. I concentrated on more portrait style and close up shots, but I wish I could go back and get some wider shots and angles. Either way, I really like this set and everything that came from it.

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Technical Specs:

Camera: Sony A7
Lenses: Sony GMaster 85mm 1.4
Natural Light only (no reflectors)
Editing: Photoshop custom tweaks



About the Author:

My name is Jason, and I am a Sr. Creative Professional located in north Dallas, TX. I collaborate with creatives from all over the DFW and surrounding areas. This blog is dedicated to capturing some of these great model test shoots and collaborations, and I hope it helps you find inspiration for your own work.
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