Jackie Bush – Robert Vela High School Grad – Ben Briones Studios

You wouldn’t be able to from these photos that just about an hour before there was a crazy storm with flash flood warnings. We had even made the call to Jackie’s mom that we were going to have to reschedule the shoot but I am glad we didn’t! Really love how this photo shoot turned out. Sara took lead while I finished another shoot with our other grad client Caro that kind of overlapped with this shoot but the good thing was I was also shooting at the McAllen Convention Center too. Below you will see some of our favorite shots from this grad portrait session.

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If you are graduating high school and would like to take grad photos please fill out the form below.

 

Caro Sanchez – ENHS Grad – Ben Briones Studios

Being a Edinburg North High School graduate myself, it gave me great joy to photograph Ms. Caro’s graduation portraits. We decided to shoot these photos at at the McAllen Convention Center because of how much space it allows us to work with. Caro posed both in her cap and gown along with a beautiful dress but also took her look more causal with her cowgirl boots. Sara and I used a lot of natural light in this shoot and I really love how these photos came out and I hope you do too.

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If you are graduating high school and would like to take grad photos please fill out the form below.

 

Alyssa Garcia Grad Session – Edinburg, Texas – Ben Briones Studios

We took at Alyssa’s Graduation Portraits at the Edinburg City Hall and the Edinburg CISD Administration building. This area is one of my favorite spots for grad photos. Alyssa is a Vanguard Academy Beethoven graduate so these Edinburg buildings seemed perfect for her photo shoot. We shot the first 1/2 of her shoot with her cap and gown and the second 1/2 in a more relaxed outfit. I always encourage my clients to bring two outfits to any of my shoots for variety. I really love the way these photos came out. Check out some of my favorite shots from this graduation portrait session. 

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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. 03.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-000303.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-000503.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-000703.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-674603.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-675903.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-677803.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-678603.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-681003.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-682503.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-683303.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-683703.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-685203.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-686203.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-689103.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-692503.17.20_Estero Llano Grande State Park_Fujifilm XH1_WEB_Ben Briones-6939

Hello Fujifilm! – Ben Briones Studios

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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 for another eight years. Say hello to the newest members of our arsenal; Fujifilm XT-3 and Fujifilm XH-1.

First Date

Months back we rented the Fujifilm XT-3 for 7-days and honestly, we fell in love with it. Sara and I tested it out on a few shoots. (seen below)

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The Details

Shooting with a Fujifilm camera is a totally different experience than shooting with a standard DSLR. The Fuji’s are totally hands-on. If you have shot 35mm film photography, switching over to a fujifilm camera will be very familiar. I really fell in love with that aspect; creating a photo from technique and knowledge of your camera operation vs post production. I also love how much smaller they are than the standard DSLR cameras. Also since mirrorless is the “new way” for photography, that’s also a plus. Check out the difference between our 6D and our new Fuji bodies.

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What to expect! 

2020 looks promising for our studio especially with our new cameras. We already shot our first major wedding with them this past weekend and we are extremely excited to photograph all our upcoming events and photo shoots with the Fujifilm cameras. The cameras have these beautiful film simulations that help produce beautiful images straight out of camera.

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We are looking to really utilize those film simulations to ease our workflow and become more efficient in image turnaround. I am really looking forward to carry less gear weight on me. If you have seen me shoot I am usually packed on with a lens belt and drag around a Pelican 1510 but with these smaller form factor bodies we will be hauling less weight, which is a plus for an aging photographer haha. Be on the lookout for our new work, which will mostly be done with our new Fujifilm cameras.

If you have questions about the Fujifilm cameras feel free to ask us!