Hello Fujifilm! – Ben Briones Studios

Hello Fujifilm! For the past eight years I have been photographing with a Canon 6D I purchased in 2012. That camera has been my workhorse for the majority of my work. I have also used a Nikon D600 and other Canon cameras, both digital and film, that I own. This January we decided it was time to purchase new cameras to use and abuse…

Fujifilm XT-3 – Architectural Photography Test – Ben Briones Studios

I recently rented the Fujifilm XT-3 because it’s a runner up on the list for my next camera purchase and I have been testing out all it’s features in different photography scenarios. I had already done studio photos with the camera, outdoor portraits and night photos so this time around I wanted to try architectural photography. Here are some shots from my test shoot…

Valentine’s Fujifilm XT-3 Photo Shoot – Sara Yanez – Edinburg City Hall

Yesterday we tested out the Fujifilm XT-3 in an evening outdoor setting and it did very well! We used a combination of ambient light, an eVOLV 200 with a beauty dish and an LED light. Here are my favorite shots from this camera test! Equipment used: Fujifilm XT-3 + 18-55mm 2.8 kit lens. If you are looking into doing a personal photo shoot please…

Fujifilm XT-3 – Beauty Dish Studio Test with Sara Yanez – Ben Briones Studios

Sara and I rented the Fujifilm XT-3 to test it out because we are thinking of buying ourselves a pair. Our first test was with a one light setup with a beauty dish on a pink seamless. Everything was shot in JPEG and we did very minimal editing or none at all one some of the shots. I had to adjust the camera setting…

Estero Llano Grande State Park – Photography Nature Walk

A while back Sara and I invited her sister Mary and boyfriend Alex to a photography nature walk at Estero Llano Grande State Park in Weslaco, Texas. These are some of my top shots taken with my Fujifilm XH-1. If you know my work you know I am not a nature photographer but I have enjoying as of lately.

Arantza Quince Portraits – Mission, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Another great photo session shot on our Fujifilm XT3 and XH1 for this young ladies quince. Shooting with a new camera is always challenging but with the experience I have it’s been fun learning a whole new system and it makes you feel great seeing results like these. We shot these portraits at a private residents in Sharyland, Texas. The quince was great to…

Hailey Trevino – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Took these beautiful edgy portraits of my friend Hailey mid March in some cool spots downtown Edinburg, Texas. I really have been enjoying my Fujifilm XH1 and this photo shoot really allowed me to explore with it more. I set it up on a bracket mode, but not just any bracket mode. The XT3 and XH1 have a film simulation bracket mode so when…

Tradiciones 2020 – Ballet Folklórico South Texas College

I have seen and photographed quite a few of these Folklórico events for the Ballet Folklórico South Texas College group and every year they keep getting better and better. This year’s was amazing to say the least. I enjoy having the photographer’s perspective at these events because we get to capture the behind the scenes along with the performances. In January we purchased new…

Harlingen, Texas Adventures

A few Sunday’s back Sara and I were invited to an event in Harlingen, Texas but we had a lot of time to kill and decided to explore and test out our new Fujifilm XT-3 along with shooting some 35mm film pictures, which can be viewed here. Since we got the new Fujifilm’s we have been exploring all its functions and figuring out the…

Harlingen, Texas Adventures in 35mm

These photos were shot with my Canon AE-1 using Kodak Professional Ektar 100 Color Negative Film in Harlingen, Texas. Sara and I explored some of the downtown area testing out our newest Fujifilm XT-3 and playing around with some new film. These are my sharpest shots from the roll.

Austin & Ashley Wedding – The Grand Hacienda at Skipper Ranch – Encino, Texas

We just wrapped up our second wedding of 2020 and it was amazing! It was one of our biggest projects of the year and we can’t wait to share those reasons but that will be shown in a later blog post. Our friends over at the Skipper Ranch asked if we could photograph their son’s wedding and I was honored to do so. I…

2019 Reflection – Ben Briones Studios

[Reflections of 2019] There are so many people I could think of right now that I should be listing to give my most humble appreciation for their assistance in the success of Ben Briones Studios in 2019. To be transparent it wasn’t our most profitable year but it was a major year of growth, partnership, lessons, and love and understanding for business. I went…

Isreal Cavazos – Performer Portraits – McAllen, Texas

A while back we took these amazing artist portraits of my best friend Israel Cavazos at my home studio. Sara and I rented a Fujifilm XT-3 with a 18-55 kit lens for a week and we decided to test it out for this photo shoot! My friend has always been into performing and entertaining so he wanted to take some photos with his new…