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Three Photographers and their Unique Perspectives on a Scene

Pick Your Lens: Three Perspectives on a Scene - Wedding & Portrait photographer Bambi Cantrell, Wedding & Portrait photographer Charmi Peña and Fine Art, Landscape & Portrait photographer Vincent Versace capture images of one model using the Z 6 mirrorless camera and NIKKOR lenses.

What do you get when you put three renowned photographers—all Nikon Ambassadors—together in a studio with one model? You get three different perspectives on making a portrait. The trio: Bambi Cantrell, Charmi Peña and Vincent Versace were all using the Z 6 mirrorless camera along with both Z series and F mount NIKKOR lenses. The F mount lenses easily paired with the Z 6 using the Mount Adapter FTZ.

As Bambi Cantrell explains: “Each photographer using the same camera, sees the same scene with different results.”

Along with being each other’s assistants for the day, the photographers all learned something from each other. Each photographer brought their own vision and style to the photo shoot. As Charmi put it, “It actually ended up being a really great experience to work with people who see very differently than I do.”

The video is a wonderful learning tool—to see how other photographers work—and communicate with and direct a model. From Vincent placing the camera on a tripod and using a remote trigger, hidden in his hand, with the Z 6 camera set to silent shooting, he’s able to truly connect with his subject on an informal basis; to Charmi joking around with her subject, knowing that it’s the reaction she’s looking for; to Bambi using both her fellow photographers and the flowing curtains in the location to create energetic images.

Bambi Cantrell photo of a model in white in a studio, sitting on a couch, taken with the Z 6 mirrorless camera.

© Bambi Cantrell

Z 6, AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED, 1/500 second, f/2.8, ISO 400, manual exposure, Matrix metering

Charmi Peña photo of a model in white balancing on a bench, laughing, taken with the Z 6 mirrorless camera.

© Charmi Patel Peña

Z 6, NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S, 1/1000 second, f/1.8, ISO 800, aperture priority, Matrix metering

Vincent Versace photo of a model with a streak of light across the background, taken with the Z 6 mirrorless camera.

© Vincent Versace

Z 6, AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED, 1/320 second, f/1.4, ISO 250, manual exposure, Matrix metering

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