Sony Portrait Photography and a walk downtown with Mackenzie

Sony Portrait Photography Mackenzie header

As well as working with new models, I have the greatest pleasure of working with photographers as well.

This was the case with model/photographer Mackenzie. She is a local Dallas photographer specializing in family and event portraits.

It is always a blessing to be able to take photos of other photographers, especially because I know how picky I am. She reached out to me on Instagram and we were on our way to a great collaboration.

Sony Zeiss 35mm f1.4 portraits

For this shoot, I packed a few lenses, but I ended up only using one. My lens of choice for this collaboration was the Sony 35mm f1.4.

This lens is tack sharp and allowed me to get some of the environment around Mackenzie during the shoot.

I did take some closer portraits, but I tried to stay at least 2-3 feet back when possible. The distortion of the lens is noticeable when you try to do close-up portraits. This is pretty much true of all wide angle lenses that I know of.

The Sony 35mm f1.4 was paired with my Sony a7ii Mirrorless camera body.

Sony camera gear

Sony a7ii Mirrorless Camera w/IBIS – Main camera for this shoot
The Sony Zeiss 35mm f1.4 – Main lens for this shoot

Post-production editing

I tend to edit all my shoots the exact same way due to the way I shoot. I always underexpose especially because I shoot wide open and there is tons of light coming into the lens.

I know this style is not for everyone, but I love the results, and I have post-editing in mind. I bring all my photos into ACR (Adobe Camera Raw) and apply my custom preset to the images.

Many of the images were very dark but it was easy to lighten them up in the post editing process.

Sony Portrait Photography Mackenzie leaning on sidewalk

Sony Portrait Photography Mackenzie in alley way

Sony Portrait Photography Mackenzie walking away

Sony Portrait Photography Mackenzie laughing

Sony Portrait Photography Mackenzie indoors on window

Sony Portrait Photography Mackenzie next to window natural light portait

Sony Portrait Photography Mackenzie in hallway

Sony Portrait Photography Mackenzie downstairs

Sony Portrait Photography Mackenzie in middle of hallway

Sony Portrait Photography Mackenzie flexing

Sony Portrait Photography Mackenzie near window

Sony Portrait Photography Mackenzie look back

Sony Portrait Photography Mackenzie sidewalk

Sony Portrait Photography Mackenzie wide shot

Author - Jason The Creative
My goal is not to be best portrait photographer. It’s to enjoy the journey and have some fun learning. Welcome to my photography blog on portraits, Sony gear and more.

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