Posts tagged a7rii
Sunrise

We're not all about film and video production if you have seen our work over the past few years. We also love photography, and recently we did a short hike up Mt. Tam State Park in San Francisco to study some mushrooms growing in the wild and watch the sunrise over the San Francisco Bay.

Shot on iPhone X

There's nothing short of inspiring than walking at night up a mountain and stop to see the slow sunrise over the city.

Shot on our A7Rii and a 90mm lens

We don't go foraging that often, but we were happy to have someone in our group who understood the different subtleties in mushroom varieties, and it was incredible to photograph up close some of these amazing creations of nature.

Macro shot with our 90mm macro lens and the A7Rii

Macro shot with our 90mm macro lens and the A7Rii

The intricate details of each mushroom are a wonder to behold and photograph to say the least. Notice how all the different details, color and shape, emerge so organically from these little beings.

A7Rii and 90mm Macro

A7Rii and 90mm Macro

As usual, feel free to check out Afonso's 500px profile or Photoshelter for more photo stories, or to buy any of these prints.

And yes, we even do corporate headshots, so it's not only mushrooms all the time...

Studio Portrait

We're testing out new lighting setups constantly for creative portrait shooting at our studio. We recently took this photo of Afonso Salcedo, our founder, to be used in media articles and recent interviews with the press.

Taken with the A7Rii tethered to our laptop in real-time, and three LED LitePanels with color gels.

The LitePanels are insanely flexible lights for photography as well, providing easy to use color balance and intensity, and portability. We couldn't be more excited to use more of these type of setups in future shoots.

If you are interested in learning more, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at info@sutrostudios.com, or use the form on our website.

Sony Alpha

Some of our photography and video work was just featured on the front page of the official Sony Alpha website, the official Sony destination for everything related to their whole digital camera line.

Since we mostly shoot with Sony gear these days, the article focuses on how it was to use the FS7 and the A7Rii during the intense desert conditions of Black Rock City, the creative mecca also known as Burning Man.

https://alphauniverse.com/

Rent our Gear

What better way to start a New Year than organizing our side of things to be able to share the love? So here we are, and we're happy to announce that we are now putting (a lot) of our gear available for rent.

We promise to give you great prices, but since we're just another small business in the Bay Area, we also require you to have proof of insurance to make sure any damage to our gear will be covered by you.

We don't ship our products. Our main office is located in Oakland, CA, and you can pick it up and deliver it here. But. We're awesome. We're hard creative workers like yourself, and we promise you'll love all our items as much as we do.

And what better way to help you get creative in 2016?

So go ahead. Check out what we currently have (new items added often), fill out the form with more details about your needs, and we'll live happily ever after!

RENT SUTRO GEAR

Frame grab from our insanely great Sony FS7 camera, filmed on location in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada.

Frame grab from our insanely great Sony FS7 camera, filmed on location in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada.

Sony Loves Us!

We are very excited to share an article Sony Pro USA recently published on their industry blog about one of our currently on-going documentary projects following Burning Man, the Temple, and much more.

Take a look at the article below, and tell us what you think!

http://blog.sony.com/press/tossing-sonys-pxw-fs7-into-the-crucible-of-creativity/

Burning Man 2015. Photograph by Afonso Salcedo.

High Fashion at St. Regis

Jenn Knight. Bay Area tech superstar.

We just completed a two day intensive video shoot at the St. Regis in San Francisco, for House of Borel. With an amazing creative team to complete the look needed for these shots, and three amazing women who are superstars in their respective fields, these two past days have been some of the most inspiring hours we have spent on set.

We have tons of post-production ahead of us in the next couple of weeks, and we couldn't be more excited to dive head first into this project.

Melissa San Vicente. UX Designer and Fashion/Lifestyle Blogger.

Team:

House of Borel: Charlotte Welch, Natalie Crane, Adam Simonoff, Claire Borel.
Hair and Makeup: David Reposar, Lonnie Rivers

Gear:

Camera: FS7, A7Rii
Lenses: Sony/Zeiss FE 90mm/2.8, Sony/Zeiss FE 35mm/1.4, Sony/Zeiss FE PZ 28-135mm/4.0
Other: DJI Ronin-M, Linepanels ASTRA

Isis Hockenos. Painter.

Natalie

Another recent headshot session was completed successfully, with some stunning photographs from fashion designer Natalie Crane of House of Borel fame. We had an incredible fun session at our studio in Oakland, using some Profoto lights and our beast of a camera A7Rii, which captures so much detail that we're still awestruck by what we're getting.

Natalie does amazing work for House of Borel, and we couldn't be more excited to have shared this moment with her.

Scouting

One of our favorite things is the pre-production stage where we go to all these potential locations to do some photo/film tests, play with angles, with colors, and test some ideas for upcoming shoots.

It's the blank canvas before you start your first brushstroke.

We recently spent a few hours at the St. Regis in San Francisco, to test some ideas out for a potential upcoming fashion film shoot in December.