Watch in HD! Testing the A7R3. For this shoot, we wanted to give a behind the scenes account for how to pose your model to get the results you need. Always keeping in mind, composition, light location, ambient, etc. Worked out really well.

Gear I use:

Neewer Pro 100% Adjustable Reflector Stand

Sony A7RIII –

Sony A7RII –

Sony 55mm 1.8 Zeiss –

Sony 85mm 1.8 –

Sony 28mm F2 –

Sony 35mm 1.4 Zeiss –

Sigma 20mm F1.4 ART –

Sigma 16mm F1.4 –

Glow Parapop Softbox 38″ –

Flashpoint Xplor 600 TTL –

Flashpoint Sony R2 Trigger –

Flashpoint Zoom Li-On R2 Speed light –

Mac Sports Collapsible Folding Outdoor Utility Wagon –

Portable Waterproof Pop-UP Tent –

Zoom H1 –

DJI Mavic Pro Fly More –

Zhiyun Crane –

Dual Handle Grip –


  1. Great video bro! I've also watched your thoughts on the A7riii upgrade video like 3 times before I purchase the A7riii. Thanks to your solid advice I'm now getting an A7rii this week and on top of that I'll have enough left to get a 85mm 1.8. Not a bad way to enter the Sony system and leaving the Canon rebel behind.

    Thank you for your consistency and for always keeping it real bro.


  2. I have the A7R2. I was considering selling for the 3… why are you keeping the 2? Too windy… I could not make out what your reason is? Thanks. Great content!!!

  3. Yes, It was a wendy day Brandon Cole, however you and your model, EllaBella blew me away. Excellent direction, response and creativity

  4. Great video now the key light is your light hitting the model face but I see a light in background what are you using that to light oh rim light interesting. I must say you get some of the pretty young girls to shoot that should doesn't hurt your work at all. Super input on light placement from the shooter POV. Thanks as always. Are you shooting with a 70 – 200 , I did notice you did a few with an 85 mm one lens I really love hands down. Again great video !

  5. Hi Brandon. Question: I see you have a good variety of models who pose for you. If this is an inappropriate question, please let me know and accept my apology. But, do you seek put the models to shoot/video or do they look you up? For me in Bay Area, there are photography groups that I am a member of, but they hire the models and we pat for additional time if we choose. Just wondering how YOUR process works.
    Many thanks, Huie (pronounced "Hu-ee". 😁👍👍

  6. Love your photos and passion for teaching. My only critique, get a dedicated mic for your videos. It's easy to get turned off to a great video when there's horrible sound. It's just hard to stay engaged. Happy shooting!

  7. Awesome shoot Brandon, I notice that you didn't have you model smile that much. Because she has a beautiful smile. I love the poses you had her in, I'm going to share this one on my FaceBook page. Maybe this will help, some folks I work with. Thanks again.


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