City Life

Portrait session: Kemal Harris: Power Stylist

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The hollywoodreporter named Kemal Harris one of the top 25 power stylists of 2014. I have known Kemal for many years and we collaborated on many editorials before she decided to become the House Of Cards stylist. We went for the classic look with dramatic shadows.
Shot with the Sony A7s, the Zeiss 135mm 1.8 and fresnels lights.
You can find great deals on Ebay, fresnel studio lights, Sony A7s and you can save a bundle if you are looking to get a Zeiss 135mm f1.8 ZA.

Zeiss 135mm 1.8 ZA : bokelicous freeze

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The wonderful Zeiss Sonnar 135mm 1.8, a lens I mostly use for beauty and life style shoots, however, once in a while it can be fun to break up the routine of street shooting with shorter lenses, isolating subjects from the crowd instead.
I use it on any of my A7 bodies with the Sony LA EA4 adapter,

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Street shot of the day: the birdman watches: and what happened to my Fuji’s?


shot with the GH4 and the 14mm 2.5 pancake wide open

I am sure you guys noticed my beloved Fuji X cams haven’t been out much since I added the GH4 to my camera collection. I still love the Fuji’s and the X trans sensor, my favorite APSC sized sensor for people photography, however, when roaming the streets, af performance on the GH4 is so good that I am willing to live with the trade off in image quality. The GH4 sensor is quite good but can’t match the X-trans in dynamic range and skin rendering. For my type of street shooting, af performance is more important than image quality. And then there is video, being able to use the GH4 on assignments and shoot 4k is another huge bonus. At this point I gave up waiting for Fuji to integrate usable video, now I am seriously wondering if I should……yup, you guessed it………sell them, my beloved Fuji’s………
You can get the GH4 here at BH, on Ebay or at Adorama.
The Fuji X100s at BH, Ebay or at Adorama.