PHOTO | Portrait Meet DC | Winter 2018/19
Despite the frigid temperatures the group of models and photographers pictured above met to collaborate and create content. Check out the hashtag #portraitmeetdc to see the work.
This is the first time I’ve been to a PortraitMeetDC event and I brought my Sony A9 along with my G-Master 70-200mm f/2.8 lens. I wasn’t sure which lens I wanted to shoot with (not that I have a huge collection) but I knew I wanted to stick with only one to avoid changing indefinitely and force myself work with only one set up. For any fellow gear-heads, or photogs who’ve worked with this lens, the f/2.8 at this focal length captures some sharp images with smooth, and impressive bokeh in the background. It can be a lot of fun to work with, and the openness of the National Mall area was the perfect setting.
I went into this event with really no expectations or style in mind that I wanted to shoot. A few key things to note:
it was great meeting and working with models who knew what they were doing, or required zero direction, but were open to collaborating to create something beautiful
meeting other photogs in person I only knew through instagram was fun
the collaboration level is high, and the value of the event is a “you get out, what you put in” meaning you can show up and do nothing, or you can show up and do something amazing.
Here are three photos of models I took. Behind the scenes are a swarm of photographers capturing them as in these settings.
Below is a full gallery of the shots I took.