Weekly Portrait Post: Sunset Shoot With Tiffany and The Leica SL

Weekly Portrait Post: Sunset Shoot With Tiffany and The Leica SL:

I’ve actually been doing a lot of shoots lately but not much editing.  I just haven’t been in the mood to sit down, and get down to the edits but I have been looking back at some of my older photos that I have not posted yet, and found this set from my Leica SL days.  These are shots of Tiffany (her Instagram), and they were taken right around sunset.

For those who have been visiting, my weekly portrait posts during pre-pandemic times are more sporadic these days.  It was definitely easier before to keep up the shooting but I am trying to get back into it now.  I have been shooting a lot of boudoir, which you can see on my Instagram, but I definitely need to get back into some fashion type shoots.

Getting back to this set, they were from a shoot that I did in July of 2019.  When Tiffany comes over, we usually do all types of shots from lingerie to fashion.  It’s why I love shooting with her, and we always end up getting some cool stuff.  As I said earlier, these shots were taken around sunset and after.  They were taken on my roof with my SL, and Summilux-SL 50mm f1.4 ASPH.  All the shots were taken wide open.  I have to say, while I love my Leica SL2, I definitely miss my SL.  It was, and still is such a great camera.  I shot anywhere from 200 to 3,000 shots per week with it, and had absolutely no issues.  It was a workhorse, and the files are superb.

I sat on these shots for over a year before I even started editing them.  I sometimes do that, if I don’t need pics immediately.  Tiffany did get the ones that she wanted in a timely matter though :).  I have only started editing the boudoir part of this shoot recently as well, which I’ll be posting that on my Instagram soon.

So, that’s about it for this set.  The shoots that I have scheduled for the next few weeks are boudoir ones but I’ll try to fit in a few street fashion ones as well, and get them posted up here.  Thanks for stopping by, and have a great Sunday!

4 comments… add one
  • GD Morris

    What about the SL do you favor over the SL2? I have an SL and feel it is the best all-around digital camera I have ever used. I like my M10 but the SL is simply the best do everything camera body. I have been considering an SL2 to use with TL/CL lenses for a lightweight shooter. I use my SL with the 35 Summicron SL lens (amazing but heavy) and the Panasonic 20-60 (excellent lens for a very reasonable price).

    • Patrick

      Hi GD,

      I felt the same way when I owned the SL: I thought of it as the best all-around digital camera I’ve ever used; however, the SL2 is basically the same but with significant improvements. If you’re considering it, let me just say, it’s definitely worth it, and I have no regrets going for it.

      With that said, the SL’s battery life does lasts longer. I definitely notice this during my full day shoots. Also, while the files are superb, they can be a bit taxing on my computer, especially when I start doing layers in Photoshop.

      Great lenses you have by the way. Thanks for stopping by!

      Best,

      Patrick

      • GD Morris

        Thanks for the feedback. If an SL2 is in my future that will have to wait until 2021. Not too much opportunity for shooting these covid avoidance days.
        Stay safe!

      • Patrick

        Anytime! Yes, I know what you mean. You really have to be careful out there these days. Stay safe as well, and I appreciate you stopping by!

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