120 seconds of Studio Photography tips + Nikon Z6II thoughts after 1 week!

120 seconds of Studio Photography tips + Nikon Z6II thoughts after 1 week!

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My Lightroom presets that I color my images with: http://www.manuelortizphoto.com/presets

Gear used in video
Nikon z6II: https://bhpho.to/3jRG5A8
85mm lens I used: https://bhpho.to/3efX0eI
Westcott FJ400 light: https://bhpho.to/3jTbPWq
Flash trigger: https://bhpho.to/3lI3x4p
My soft light monster: https://bhpho.to/3jTdhYS
My other favorite softbox: https://bhpho.to/3dOPgQM
Rolling Light stands: https://bhpho.to/2H0HS8d
C stand with boom arm: https://amzn.to/30Ufs76
Backdrop mounting system: https://bhpho.to/3jMYRtn
Stripbox: https://bhpho.to/3on0Jfh

Video shot on
The best Sony camera for video: https://bhpho.to/307TKwg
Best vlogging lens for Sony: https://bhpho.to/3kmh5Sb

MY 2020 CAMERA GEAR KIT:
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Model: https://geni.us/Devinmodel
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50 Comments

  1. Joe Ayres on October 10, 2021 at 9:09 am

    Yo Manny great images!

    One thing though, if you’re having issues with the cross shadows from the edge lights. Place them lower and angle then up a tad. That should reduce the shadows on the floor but still give the same pop on the legs. Even if you already know, should at least help some newbies ect

  2. EverydayMichaelJ on October 10, 2021 at 9:13 am

    Manny whats your setup when filming in your room to review the camera?? 16mm??

  3. Andrej Fuchs on October 10, 2021 at 9:14 am

    Привет Manny 🙋‍♂️, а какой ты фильтр используешь? Пришли пожалуйста сылку

  4. 6AM LOS ANGELES on October 10, 2021 at 9:15 am

    Without eye tracking these photographers struggle

  5. Angel Berniz on October 10, 2021 at 9:17 am

    Waiting to see how it performs in video.

  6. Abid Dyer on October 10, 2021 at 9:17 am

    What are you talking about the filter, where did you use the filter Manny ?

  7. Deborah A Cole Photography on October 10, 2021 at 9:18 am

    Love PPA! I just had to invoke my data recovery service…ugh…. but it saved me $750 from paying out of pocket! Love your videos, thankyou so much!!!

  8. luisneumannp on October 10, 2021 at 9:18 am

    Any chance of throwing the Lumix S5 with their 85mm into the mix?

  9. Richard Lavergne on October 10, 2021 at 9:18 am

    You should try the panasonic S5

  10. Vũ Đăng on October 10, 2021 at 9:19 am

    Hi bro. How to use wwide-area af and auto focus eyes, face? i can’t use both. nikon Z7. Thanks you

  11. EndTimeImages on October 10, 2021 at 9:21 am

    Nikon cameras are awesome. The Z lineup gets denser and denser 👍🏻

  12. Hyrum Maravilla on October 10, 2021 at 9:21 am

    The fluency of the image on your video is just AMAZING! 😍

  13. manohar mgr on October 10, 2021 at 9:24 am

    Super ,Congratulations,***
    நன்றாக இருக்கிறது வாழ்த்துக்கள் R.MANOHAR-CHENNAI

  14. James M on October 10, 2021 at 9:25 am

    Does the Nikon Z have frame guides like Sony does? Something that could show like a 5:4 ratio on screen?

  15. Amit Metro Rick on October 10, 2021 at 9:25 am

    All that could be really valuable for new commer who is choosing to be pro photographer. For those who are looking for an image editing assistance please visit http://www.silopicture.com

  16. SAMUEL PERIS on October 10, 2021 at 9:26 am

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  17. FITDRUMMR Channel on October 10, 2021 at 9:26 am

    your outro should be "Alright, until next time, Ortiz out!"

  18. Rob B on October 10, 2021 at 9:27 am

    Great video’s on the Nikon Z6ii Manny. I’ve been looking at a replacement for my trusty Nikon D300 and waited for the successor of the Nikon Z6. The Z6ii is going to be it, I’m truly convinced now. I had some doubts and thought about switching to Sony, but replacing my 70-200 F2.8 VRII, 24-70 f2.8 and 16-35 F4 VR was going to take up much more budget than I’m willing to spend. So it’s Z6 ii with FTZ for me!

  19. bnkrazie on October 10, 2021 at 9:27 am

    You mentioned insurance with PPA and what scares me about your shoot is the lack of sandbags. Especially on the main octabox and the practical continuous. Always practice safety when using lights.

  20. StephenHookePhotography on October 10, 2021 at 9:28 am

    Thanks Manny. Good review, great shots and explanation.

  21. RS PHOTOGRAPHY and Short films on October 10, 2021 at 9:29 am

    Very good light setup. You are a Genius

  22. 紅葉亀 on October 10, 2021 at 9:30 am

    Red Background is it paper roll?

  23. joeloween on October 10, 2021 at 9:31 am

    Devin is the PERFECT Jessica Rabbit.

  24. Alh. Zaqzee on October 10, 2021 at 9:34 am

    Nice one boss

  25. Yehonatan_O on October 10, 2021 at 9:35 am

    What backgrounds company?

  26. Michael Comeau - Photographer on October 10, 2021 at 9:38 am

    What? A photography video without 19 minutes of skateboarding and coffeemaking? Thanks manny!

  27. N so on October 10, 2021 at 9:39 am

    What strobes and controller are you using? Having the hardest time finding any strobes compatible with the z6ii, my current one won’t even work with updated firmware.

  28. Emir Chan on October 10, 2021 at 9:40 am

    Thanks for keeping the ending made the video just a little but better.

  29. Victori Art on October 10, 2021 at 9:40 am

    awesome camera, hope i can have it later

  30. L Gm on October 10, 2021 at 9:43 am

    Couldn’t you have darkened the background by moving the subject and the lights further away from the background, and by flagging the lights with grids?

  31. Josh Miles on October 10, 2021 at 9:43 am

    Hey Manny, I really enjoyed the tutorial, especially how you shared why you weren’t able to emulate the original image in-camera. I’m really enjoying the videos where we get to see through your lens, as well as the finished images. Nerdy question… did you shoot the "speaking to the camera" portion in 60p? It’s got a very different look, and definitely doesn’t feel like it’s in 24p. Curious about your thoughts on that!

  32. William Nevius on October 10, 2021 at 9:45 am

    Which moment filter Strength did you use 10% or 20%

  33. MESO HANO on October 10, 2021 at 9:45 am

    Wow

  34. B Tango on October 10, 2021 at 9:46 am

    3:45 Manny, Manny, Manny…the R5/R6 have this but its not as transparent. If you use customize the "*" button to Eye detect and you are in one of the zone AF it will only look for the eye in the zone area just like you’re doing on the Z6II.

  35. DAADIR YARE OFFICIAL on October 10, 2021 at 9:49 am

    Fantastic pro

  36. Jacob Orozco on October 10, 2021 at 9:49 am

    Fire!!! Love your flow man. These other camera guys don’t cut it

  37. Damian Bereza on October 10, 2021 at 9:49 am

    Great. Looking forward to your comparison:)

  38. James Spice Williams on October 10, 2021 at 9:52 am

    Love this session. I just got a Z6ii. Your tip on automating the focusing was invaluable. Thank You for your honesty that it is an improved tool. One that is worthy of your top shelf.

  39. Ravia Studio on October 10, 2021 at 9:52 am

    I shoot portrait, should i go with Z6 ii or Z7 ii ?

  40. TOFAEL ISLAM ITALY on October 10, 2021 at 9:54 am

    Good job bro

  41. Rolo Saenz on October 10, 2021 at 9:55 am

    Manny!! 1000 Thanks for those to the point videos, you truly motivate our desire to improve , keep the good work !! KUDOS to you !!!

  42. WILSON CAT on October 10, 2021 at 9:55 am

    Good morning. Thanks for the nice video, I wish you a nice day.👍

  43. Mohit Gaur on October 10, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Reason why we love & respect Manny Ortiz is because not only he is a great artist & teacher but he also knows how not to deliver destructive criticism.
    He’s informative, not judgemental. He rarely have been seen bashing any brand or camera ruthlessly. If there’s something that he doesn’t like about any machine then he will tell it in decent enough way. At least i didn’t saw him doing that in videos that I’ve seen.👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

  44. Nakib Haque on October 10, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Manny which size softbox you use most of the time ? And which is your favourite

  45. Christos Phillippou on October 10, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Many decades Nikon shooter here…my two cents,…one buys into the Nikon system for its proven reliability, raggedness , color science, weather proofing , ergonomics / ease of use and sound service and back up. Everything else for people shooting Nikon is of lesser importance and more or less all the brands offer the same stuff, but how many brands can claim the aforementioned
    as their legacy of beyond a century|

  46. iamDarken on October 10, 2021 at 10:01 am

    Many what are this tripods that you’re using for your lights?

  47. Koffi Joseph-Anthony Claver on October 10, 2021 at 10:03 am

    Hi Manny.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Which monitor/recorder IS ATTACHED to your Camera rig?
    Thank you

  48. Verano Dulce on October 10, 2021 at 10:04 am

    👍🎥👋🍮

  49. Mike B on October 10, 2021 at 10:05 am

    i agree using the af box is superior. I find myself swapping between that and single point when shooting portraits, largely using the single point when my subject is still, and i can really focus in nicely which I much prefer when the situation allows. When the subject is moving around, i think im better off with the box, as it does the moving around for me fairly well!

  50. Doug Stringer on October 10, 2021 at 10:06 am

    Use a light meter!

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