3 Reasons Why Photographers Should Be Collaborating + Photoshoot w/ Sony A7RIII, Xplor, & Evolv


hey guys my name is Francisco Hernandez
and today I want talk about collaborating and give you a couple of
reasons why you should be doing it more often I’m gonna go ahead and jump right
into the first reason and that’s that collaborating can lead you to getting a
higher production value in your photos when you collaborate with others you
have the potential to create photos that really stand out from the crowd and I
can tell you from personal experience that over the many photo shoots that I
did it over the past couple of years the ones that stood out the most to me
were the ones where I collaborated it’s definitely not to say that I’ve had bad
photo shoots when I didn’t collaborate but the ones where I did definitely give
the photos an edge in terms of hair, makeup, wardrobe, and the location. Another
reason to collaborate is that it’s great for networking. When you begin to
collaborate with other people you not only have the potential to create better
images but you also have the potential to develop a greater network of people
that are involved in photography. I recently reached out to a local dress
rental business makeup artist and the owner of a beautiful photo spot nearby
and asked them if you’d like to collaborate on a photo shoot together in
exchange for some photos. The shoot definitely could have been strictly
about photography and getting good images but the key thing that I took
from this experience is that I got to know them and they got to know me. These
relationships can also really help out both parties in case a service required
the owner of that local photo spot might be working with a client that needs a
last-minute dress rental and now I know somebody to refer them to. These same
people can also refer to me in case they’re working with clients that don’t
necessarily have a photographer yet. The third reason why you should be
collaborating more is that you can learn more. By collaborating with other
photographers you’re opening yourself to not just sharing your knowledge of
photography with them but also learning from them as well. In my experience I’ve
gotten better at posing with the help of my friend Eli and he’s gotten better at
off camera flash with my help. Had we not collaborated a few years ago we might
not be as good as we are in those two aspects as we are today. Two heads are
always going to be better than one and if you’ve been shooting for a while you
know that two photographers can have the same gear the same location and the same
model and come up with two entirely different sets of images. I hope those
tips helped you out and that you start collaborating. I’m going to be any other
video with a behind the scenes look into a collaborative shoot that I did with
the businesses listed on the screen and the description area below and I hope
you guys enjoy the photos. If you enjoyed the video and don’t forget to hit that
like button and also consider subscribing because I do put out helpful
content every single week. Alright take care, keep shooting, and don’t forget to
have fun.=)

30 Replies to “3 Reasons Why Photographers Should Be Collaborating + Photoshoot w/ Sony A7RIII, Xplor, & Evolv”

  1. Great vid … noticed you never put the shot info at the bottom of the images in this vid its cool to know how you did the shot …… but anyways great work keep up the awesomeness

  2. There was a shot you did with the subject on a red chair and it seemed like the softbox was feathered did you do that to make a softer light in doors?

  3. hi franscisco your retouching work is just brilliant . i would love if you share your lightroom presets of make a detailed video for retouching . Thanks in advance.

  4. Hey Francisco, nice work as always. I just got a question I'm about to buy a ad600bm by Godox and I got a Sony a6000, am I gonna be able to shoot in HSS with this configuration? I'm not pretty sure. If not what do i need to do? I was thinking in a ND filter.

    Hope you can help me
    Thanks in advance

  5. me gusta mucho el estilo fotografico que resalta a la modelo y el fondo mas oscuro, si ud pone el exif de la cam podria intentar practicar el estilo de fotografía- saludos

  6. Love the topic and music. I have always found it challenging to muck up some courage to ask others to collaborate. I know the worse they will say is no, but still a challenge when you have butterflies and scared.

  7. Hi, those outdoor shoots are amazing but the indoor and couple last one feel like awkward ( probably the artifical light doesnt blend well with the ambient light or it could be your style cheer!! 🙂 ) would it be better if we use speedlight (2) instead of strobe ( less power but short flash duration to achive the same dark background) or use gel to match the room color temperature ? sounds interesting to try out, thanks for sharing btw 🙂

  8. When indoors I'm thinking you could have used a half CTO to keep the spirit of the tungsten lighting on her or simply used an ice light (get imitation Westcott on Amazon for cheap) to get same result.

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