So I have quite a strict routine in the morning. I get out of bed (vitally important) I am usually the first one awake… my children like their sleep… I turn the kettle on… yes I call it a kettle…. I slumber down to what was the playroom and is now my office/guest bedroom/playroom/junk room!!! Sit on my very comfortable computer chair and check my emails. Occasionally I get fabulous emails from fabulous people wanting some information about my techniques, camera, lenses etc. It makes me feel very loved!!! Just of late I have been getting lots of these emails and as mentioned I feel very humbled and unworthy. I DO NOT claim to be the best, heck I’m probably not even that good, so having people wanting to know how I create some of the things I create makes me feel very proud (however very humble… did I say that already??)
The first thing I will tell people is, its not me….. its the people in front of the camera. I can push the button, find the light, have the right gear, however its the faces that stand in front of my lens that creates a picture!!!
With that being said I do think to get the clarity and sharpness from my images my ‘gear’ helps significantly.
So what do I use???
50 1.2 - a lens that I love and until recently had it on my camera 24/7.
85 1.2 - my new best friend. This lens is at war with my 50mm they have been fighting for my attention and to be honest couldn’t tell you who the winner is!!
24 – 70 2.8 - I love this lens. Its my story telling lens that I will use to document a moment, bride getting makeup on, group shots etc.
50 1.8 – This was my first prime, I remember the feeling I had when I first took a shot… It had me at click!!! Sadly I don’t use this anymore as its been replaced by its big brother however will always have a special place in my soul.
85 1.8 – Another loved lens that has hung its hat up…. sniff
5D – I love you Canon
30D - Back up baby, back up!!!!
So that is it, my gear. I also have a couple of pocket wizards and a 580EX flash for those hard to see moments. I will definitely be posting more info on my techniques. If you have any questions please let me know and I will do my absolute best to answer… but don’t hate me if I get it wrong… I’m really very sweet!!!
And because I like to post photos, here is a couple from an upcoming session. Katy you are as beautiful inside as you are outside… Thank you, thank you, thank you.