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A downtown Shoot

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing Aly Nelson. As far as my normal shoots go, where you pick I pick an element and build my theme upon that, a friend and I decided it would be nice to just go out and shoot for the sake of shooting. That said, we sill went for an awesome outfit and as you can see it played with with our soundings =) 

Model: Aly Nelson

Cameras used: Sony A7

Lens: Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA 

Model: Aly Nelson

Cameras Hasselblad 501CM

Film: HP5+ rated at 400

Lens: 80mm F2.8 CFT

Model: Aly Nelson

Cameras Hasselblad 501CM

Film: HP5+ rated at 400

Lens: 80mm F2.8 CFT

For this shoot I shot on two formats, one being digital and the other of course being film! What was exciting about this is the fact that I got to shoot on the legendary Hasselblad 501cm! I recently accrued my Hasselblad by selling some of my old film gear and although I was sad to see some of it go, I don't regret the decision one bit! 

Model: Aly Nelson

Cameras used: Sony A7

Lens: Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA 

One thing I have always found fun about shooting models is the opportunity to meet new people. Which brings me to an important topic...interaction. I urge all photographers to really take the time to make your clients shoots enjoyable. I have seen too many times that as photographers we tend to forget that the person in front of the camera is an actual person and not just some subject. As far as learning how this can be done, well its pretty easy... talk... ask them about their hobbies, their likes and dislikes. Talk about what do for a living....their favorite music, and above all remember that a shoot is suppose to be fun, so do not be afraid to let some of your silliness show. 

Model: Aly Nelson

Cameras Hasselblad 501CM

Film: HP5+ rated at 400

Lens: 80mm F2.8 CFT

Model: Aly Nelson

Cameras Hasselblad 501CM

Film: HP5+ rated at 400

Lens: 80mm F2.8 CFT

Alright folks thats it for now. But make sure to come back I am currently backed up on my editing and have tons more to post! 

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