Now that I decided to update my website and add a few extra pages + tabs, I also decided to include an "education" section where I get to share what I know and what has worked for me as a business.To start, I'd love to share my gear, what I use and when I use it. Here we go:
This is basically what I have inside my PELICAN CASE 5010. I have two bodies, a few different lenses and tons of SD cards.
1. Canon 5D Mark III 2. 85mm 1.2 II L 3. Flash 600 EX - RT 4. Canon 5D Mark III 5. 135 mm 1.2 6. 50 mm 1.2 7. Sigma 35mm 1.4 8. Sigma 24mm 1.4 9. Pelican card holder and a mix of 32gb & 16gb SDs.
FOR WEDDINGS I definitely bring everything with me while shooting weddings. Once I get to the venue I see how flexible the ceremony site is. In case I get to have access to get closer around the corners and move around, I might use my 85mm in one body and then my 50mm on the second body. If the venue doesn't allow me to get any closer, I might switch to the 135mm
PORTRAITS are done with 35mm. I know a lot of people had issues with the sigma 35 before but I absolutely love it! RECEPTION / DANCE FLOOR I'll use my 24mm during the whole thing. EXITS I'll use my 50mm to get more light in it and make sure I get good sparkler picture.
FOR ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS I bring two bodies but only carry one with me. My two lenses are always the 35mm / 50mm and then a wide one, 24mm.
This is Hold Fast Money Maker harness. This thing has definitely changed my life for better. While shooting weddings, I absolutely hate carrying a side bag with me simply because it hurt my back which makes me leave it on the floor while snapping photos. Because of that, I have many times moved around from location to location and realizing that I needed to change lenses or cards and my bag was ways away. I like having everything with me, so I also bought an (10) explorer pouch, which is hooked to my money maker. I add 1 or 2 extra lenses to it, plus some SD cards. I can grab it anytime I want and I know exactly where things are. Also, because the harness cross on your back, the weight is always even, which means = less back pain for me.
Number (11) is my hand strap also from Hold Fast. I switch to this one while shooting dance floor + exit.
VINTA has these cool (and compact) backpacks that I love. As a small person, I hate having such a huge thing on my back but I also love to have plenty of space to safely carry my gear. This one is perfect with tons of pockets and perfect size to fit 2 bodies and at least 4 lenses. I only use my backpack when traveling or exploring / hiking.
Yay! That's it friends! I hope this can be helpful to the ones starting out there :) xx.