Looking for Light – Austin, Texas

When I lived in Austin, Texas while attending the University of Texas at Austin I would take walks and search for light. I loved exposing to the available light really capturing true contrast in real life. None of these photos are edited, they are JPEGs straight from my classic Canon 5D. I recently found these photos while backing up file online and I thought it would nice to share them! Enjoy!  IMG_3606IMG_3608IMG_3621IMG_3635IMG_3643IMG_3646

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 a bit before we starting getting good results. I had to remove the eyepiece 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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Christmas Portraits – A Mother’s Love – Ben Briones Studios

How precious is a mother’s love? What a gift from God to feel such love! I was having all types of feels when I photographed Diana and her boy. You could say Diana (A.K.A Ms. B) was the mother of my photography career seven years ago! If it wasn’t for her yearbook class and most importantly her encouragement, Ben Briones Studios would not exist today.

I am beyond honored to photograph these two. The dynamic she has with her son is so unique and the bond is beyond breakable. Christmas portraits have no meaning if there is no story behind the image. I believe these images tell a story of a mother’s love for the special gift God has given her–her son. Enjoy!

Thank you Ms. B for believing in me! Love you! 

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