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Somewhat Moody with @Simplyychristy


Photos by Jesus (@guerraxhype) Sony A7III + Tamron 24-75mm F2.8

So I had the chance to test out a new lens over this weekend and I got to do so with @simplyychristy, a person who really loves being moody. Personally I never shoot moody because I simply cannot. Whenever I do it, it never looks or seems quite right to me. Its like I did it, but you know there where mistakes along the way. I guess I'm not creative in that way, the ability to play with shadows or see light streaks as a artistic opportunity. If anything, I avoid it which I know isn't a good thing.

So the lens for this shoot was the Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 on my Sony A7III and I must say I was quite impressed by it. The lens is sharp and very capable of handling most situations. More importantly, it's cheap compared to current options. For portraits and landscapes I think it does the job, however if your like me, I sort of wished the lens was a bit wider. In this circumstance it didn't really quite matter because I was able to move further away if I really needed a wider shot.

Another thing I realized is that the lens is quick, however under certain situations it would be sluggish and wouldn't focus quite as well. For example, I had Christy move around and since we were a bit in low light, the lens did have trouble keeping up. Only when I got home did I realize that a few photos where not in focus. I actually tested out the lens at a concert the night before and I could notice the sluggish behavior. But being inside I venue, I sort of expected the lens to have some trouble hunting for focus.

During the shoot I actually didn't take as many photos as I should of. At that time for some reason I was not feeling the location. I felt like there was an opportunity there but I wasn't seeing. After going home and going through the images I had a change of heart. Looking closer at them, I ended up really liking the vibe the photos were giving me. Don't you just hate that. Getting home and all of a sudden you realize what an opportunity you may have just let go or some idea just pops up in your head. Regardless, in the end I was pretty happy. It definitely is a new and different look to what I shoot. On to the next one.


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