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Coffee Sessions: Sabrina

No facebook? No problem.
Sabrina is a young model from Miami, without an active facebook account, who shines with or without help. Her warm personality, quick-thinking, and fearlessness make up for anything that might be lacking.
The shoot was scheduled to start at 5pm, which is rather late given that sunlight starts leaving us right around that time, so I was a bit worried about the lack of natural light. After all, Coffee Sessions are all about minimum gear properly used in natural light. With that in mind we started shooting outside Panther Coffee located in Wynwood, Miami.

My lens of choice for this low-light outdoor shoot was the Canon 70-200 f/2.8IS. The large aperture allowed me to squeeze the little bit of light left and allowed Sabrina to get into a rhythm without being in close proximity to her. This is when you know you have someone talented in front of you, when with minimal direction, she got “in character” and created her own flow while I was busy engineering solid shots with poor lighting.

However, half way through the shoot I changed lenses and went with a more personal 24-70mm f/2.8II and the ambiance light lent itself to a “moody” type of shoot which played very well with Sabrina’s dark wardrobe and hairstyle. Check out this 1-minute video to see more of this shoot’s photos:

Coffee Session: Sabrina from arturopaulino on Vimeo.

Thank you Sabrina for rolling with the punches, for needing minimal direction, creating your own zone, and sharing a few good laughs in between. Also special thanks to Panther Coffee for allowing us to shoot these photos and providing a strong cup of coffee to get us going! If you’d like to get your Coffee Session done send me an email at info@arturophotography.com and let’s book it!

Peace & Grace,
⁃ arturo



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