Lina Fernanda’s 30th Bday Shoot – McAllen, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

Turning thirty seems to be one of those major milestones in our lives. When I turned 30 my girlfriend Sara and I thew a 90’s Hip-Hop themed birthday party! I have done quite a few 30th Birthday photo sessions for a a few friends. Our clients always come up with some crazy fun ideas for their birthday photo shoots and we do our best to make them come to live! Here is a 30th B-day session for our newest client Lina! Enjoy!

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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 Fuji Film 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 outfits and props! These are our favorite shots from this shoot! 02.16.19_HighRes_Israel Cavazos_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-0155_WEB02.16.19_HighRes_Israel Cavazos_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-0219_WEB02.16.19_HighRes_Israel Cavazos_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-0369_WEB02.16.19_HighRes_Israel Cavazos_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-0458_WEB02.16.19_HighRes_Israel Cavazos_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-0531_WEB02.16.19_HighRes_Israel Cavazos_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-0575_WEB02.16.19_HighRes_Israel Cavazos_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-0620_WEB02.16.19_HighRes_Israel Cavazos_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-0962_WEB02.16.19_HighRes_Israel Cavazos_FujiFilmXT3_BBS-1037_WEB

 

 

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Jaylin Alexander – Model Portraits – Brownsville, Texas

This photo shoot was awesome. Jaylin is a young up coming model and we are excited to help jump start his career! These are our favorite shots from this photo shoot! 04.20.19_High Res_Jaylin Alexander Marruffo_BBS-5397_WEB04.20.19_High Res_Jaylin Alexander Marruffo_BBS-5534_WEB04.20.19_High Res_Jaylin Alexander Marruffo_BBS-5670_WEB04.20.19_High Res_Jaylin Alexander Marruffo_BBS-5705_WEB04.20.19_High Res_Jaylin Alexander Marruffo_BBS-5766_WEB04.20.19_High Res_Jaylin Alexander Marruffo_BBS-5957_WEB04.20.19_High Res_Jaylin Alexander Marruffo_BBS-5976_WEB04.20.19_High Res_Jaylin Alexander Marruffo_BBS-6020_WEB

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Cathy Cavazos – Head Shots – McAllen, Texas

This past week I was asked by my friend Ray to help learn how to use his new snoot accessory for his studio light and these are some of the results from that practice. Ms. Cathy was in need of some professional photos for a modeling gig she was going to attend and so she became our practice subject and turned out getting some great photos. Here are some of my favorite shots from this photo shoot!

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Photography Lesson – Student Jennifer Trevino – Model: Paula Ysasi – Ben Briones Studios

Last Friday I gave an off-camera flash lesson to my student Jennifer. She had recently bought a new studio light and wanted to learn how to use it. My friend Paula was kind enough to volunteer to our model and she got a free photo shoot out of it!

Some of the things we went over during this lesson was learning how to expose to the ambient light and use the studio light for fill learning how to place the light and understanding the power outputs of the light and how to adjust your exposure fore them.

I wanted to show off some of the amazing photos she was able to get!

PHOTOS BY JENNIFER TREVINO! 

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Mayra Vaquera – 30th Bday Shoot – McAllen, Texas

1989 was a good year! Turning 30 is a big thing and what better way to celebrate by moment than by taking badass photos? My friend of many years, Mayra, reached out to me for this special photo shoot to celebrate her upcoming birthday. She wanted something private, fun but grand to celebrate the big 3-0! We planned out the shoot to be studio and outdoor session. We did two outfits and a crown in studio and a beautiful black dress outdoors with her black Ford Mustang.  These are my favorite photos from her 30th birthday photo session. 2019-03-20_00012019-03-20_00022019-03-20_00032019-03-20_00042019-03-20_00052019-03-20_00062019-03-20_00072019-03-20_0008

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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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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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