Valentine’s Fuji Film XT3 Photo Shoot – Sara Yanez – Edinburg City Hall

Yesterday we tested out the Fuji Film XT3 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: Fuji Film XT3 + 18-55mm 2.8 kit lens.02.13.19_HighRes_Sara Yanez_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-9368_WEB02.13.19_HighRes_Sara Yanez_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-9426_WEB02.13.19_HighRes_Sara Yanez_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-9471_WEB02.13.19_HighRes_Sara Yanez_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-9506_WEB02.13.19_HighRes_Sara Yanez_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-9517_WEB02.13.19_HighRes_Sara Yanez_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-9519_WEB02.13.19_HighRes_Sara Yanez_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-9576_WEB02.13.19_HighRes_Sara Yanez_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-9653_WEB02.13.19_HighRes_Sara Yanez_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-9657_WEB02.13.19_HighRes_Sara Yanez_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-9681_WEB02.13.19_HighRes_Sara Yanez_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-9687_WEB02.13.19_HighRes_Sara Yanez_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-9702_pp_WEB02.13.19_HighRes_Sara Yanez_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-9737_WEB

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Folklorico – McAllen Performing Arts Center – Ben Briones Studios

Every once in a while I get to shoot some crazy cool events and a few year back I was asked to photograph this Folklorico performance that took place at the McAllen Performing Arts Center. Please take a look at my favorite shots from this event. STC Folklorico_01.30.18-1_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-4_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-6_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-11_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-14_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-17_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-20_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-23_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-28_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-33_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-38_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-40_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-44_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-48_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-51_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-60_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-64_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-68_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-73_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-75_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-77_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-79_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-81_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-86_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-90_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-94_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-99_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-101_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-102_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-106_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-110_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-114_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-120_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-124_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-126_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-137_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-145_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-151_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-152_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-153_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-158_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-162_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-166_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-170_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-172_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-183_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-185_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-187_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-191_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-193_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-200_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-208_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-213_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-220_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-221_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-222_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-229_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-236_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-238_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-244_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-253_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-254_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-261_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-268_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-271_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-277_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-278_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-290_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-292_WEBSTC Folklorico_01.30.18-295_WEB

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Fuji Film XT3 – Beauty Dish Studio Test with Sara Yanez – Ben Briones Studios

Sara and I rented the Fuji Film XT3 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 a bit before we starting getting good results. I had to remove the eye piece live view because I wasn’t able to see the shot because high aperture kept the view dark. I was also having trouble with the focus. I couldn’t tell if the shots were in focus so I setup the eye autofocus to help me. The the last thing I adjusted was the touch screen so I can zoom into the shot and check the sharpness. Those were the only 3 things that I had issues at first before figuring out how to fix them. Great camera for studio photography. 2019-02-11_00012019-02-11_00022019-02-11_00032019-02-11_00042019-02-11_00052019-02-11_00062019-02-11_00072019-02-11_0008IMG_7926

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Vanessa Leyva – Austin, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

This is one of my favorite photos shoots I did while living in Austin, Texas! Vanessa was a friend and classmate of mind and hired me to take some personal fun portraits and these photos are the results of that fun photo shoot! Enjoy! vanessaleyva_print_bbp-6_webvanessaleyva_print_bbp-36_webvanessaleyva_print_bbp-52_webvanessaleyva_print_bbp-59_webvanessaleyva_print_bbp-76_webvanessaleyva_print_bbp-79_webvanessaleyva_print_bbp-93_webvanessaleyva_print_bbp-100_webvanessaleyva_print_bbp-101_webvanessaleyva_print_bbp-121_webvanessaleyva_print_bbp-136_web

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Noel Garcia – Texas Plant and Soil Lab – Edinburg, Texas

Fresh head shots are important to have for your business. I had Mr. Noel Garcia recently stop by my home studio to update his head shots for his company website. For professional head shots I suggest button up shirts or polo with your company logo. I also suggest for the client to bring a sports coat as well. Mr. Garcia brought both clothing items and his photos turned out great. He was pleased with the results. Here are my favorite shots from this professional head shot portrait session.

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Cassie Sanchez – Head Shots – Edinburg, Texas

Beauty head shots are another sector of professional heads that I enjoy doing as well. A while back I shot these beautiful beauty head shots for Ms. Cassie on the University of Texas-Pan American campus. We chose to do these outside of the studio because she wanted that natural light look and have a variety of backdrops. Here are my favorite shots from this head shot session! 2011-06-12_cassie sanchez head shots_bbp-4_pp_web2011-06-12_cassie sanchez head shots_bbp-15_pp_web2011-06-12_cassie sanchez head shots_bbp-30_pp_web2011-06-12_cassie sanchez head shots_bbp-33_pp_web2011-06-12_cassie sanchez head shots_bbp-41_pp_web2011-06-12_cassie sanchez head shots_bbp-49_pp_web

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Morgan Mills – Quince Portraits – South Padre Island, Texas

Anyone ever done a 4am photo shoot at South Padre Island? It’s a lot of fun especially if you are professional photographer. The colors are beautiful and capturing an image like that for your client is such a treat! The sky from sunrise and on on a beautiful morning at beach front will always get you great images. Here are some photos I took for my client at South Padre Island.

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Behind the Scenes from this South Padre Island, Texas photo shoot.

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Michele Garcia Bridal’s – Archer Park – McAllen, Texas

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In 2011 my business was growing fast and we were doing a lot of great work for our clients. I was discovering a lot of new shoot locations and for this bridal we took the risk and used two very accessible and public locations, which is not typical for bridal sessions. These days I am renting very fancy locations for my brides but I am glad to show my beginnings. Michelle, the bride, was a trooper. She trusted our vision!

Her photos were shot in two different locations by myself and my assistant at the time, Ms. Lori Alaniz. Archer park was the more “formal” location then we traveled to a abandoned shack on 10th street in McAllen for the “informal” location. I love the contrast between the two looks and I think it’s always important to try different things for your clients. Here are my favorite shots from this 2011 bridal photo shoot.

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Hernandez Family – McAllen Convention Center – Ben Briones Studios

Family is extremely important and the Hernandez family know that! I took the beautiful family photos of Sabrina and her family back in the day, when the McAllen Convention Center wasn’t such a hot spot for photo shoots. Since this family session this family has come to me for various milestones in their lives such as graduation photos, cotillion presentations to various event’s hosted by the Edinburg Boys & Girls Club, which Mrs. Sabrina was the officer for. For those who don’t know, the Edinburg Boys & Girls Club was one of my very firs jobs and I am very thankful for the opportunity to have served as part of this great organization and it’s all thanks to Mrs. Sabrina Hernandez-Walker.  This family has always been part of the Ben Briones Studios family and I am always happy to show off their photos on my website. sabrina & family_print_bbp-14_websabrina & family_print_bbp-19_websabrina & family_print_bbp-23_websabrina & family_print_bbp-25_websabrina & family_print_bbp-27_websabrina & family_print_bbp-33_websabrina & family_print_bbp-34_websabrina & family_print_bbp-40_web

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Taylor Curra – San Antonio, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Studying is an important part of being a great student. When I was in school at The University of Texas at Austin I would do my best to put in at least 2-4 hours of studying, especially if it was a hard course I was taking. When my client Taylor asked me to take these unique portraits of her studying I was on it. I found it odd but unique because to her school mattered, a lot. Taylor was studying to be a medical doctor and she wanted to capture this journey in her educational pathway before things got more crazier for her. Here are these fun study photos of Ms. Taylor seven years ago! taylor curra_print_bbp-264_webtaylor curra_print_bbp-273_webtaylor curra_print_bbp-280_webtaylor curra_print_bbp-288_webtaylor curra_print_bbp-293_webtaylor curra_print_bbp-324_webtaylor curra_print_bbp-328_web

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Here is the behind the scenes from this photo shoot.