Your Black and White photography inspires me and all the shots of Chicago make me want to drive down in the middle of the night to roam around.
Lemme know if you do, I’ll come with.
What lenses/camera bodies do you use for weddings? Also, how often do you have your lenses cleaned by pros and where do you recommend in Chicago/Midwest for this job?
Hey! I pretty much use the list in the previous ask. A lot of times I’ll take it to Authorized Photo Service for that stuff which is up in Morton Grove or someplace off 94. It’s out of the way, but they’re photo equipment geeks, so I trust em. If it’s not crazy dirty I’ll use a little compressed air and the sensor swipes or alcohol swabs. You could also use Calumet Photographic, though i think they send it out. There’s also a place on… Wabash I want to say that I’ve heard does it, but I’ve not had any personal experience with them. In any case - hope this helps!
What skills make a great photographer! I've read every blog and book about ISO aperture shutter speed but I feel like I'm looking over something?
I don’t know if you asked the right person since I’m still trying to find that out myself, but I think it’s as much (or maybe more) about intuition as skills. I think it’s about figuring out what you love to shoot and pursuing it with a zeal that none of your contemporaries are. I think it’s about doing anything to gain experiences with a camera. I think it’s about being brutally honest with yourself so you can be brutally honest with the audience for your photographs. I’m not there, but that’s where I want to be.
I like your photos. Would you tell me what camera you use?
I will answer this question, but I want to throw out there that the equipment is the last thing that should be on the mind of a developing photographer. It will feel at first like it’s giving you the pictures you want, but after a while it will impede your growth. It’s like skipping to the end of a good book in a series. You might know how book one ends, but you won’t know why you’re there, and when you go to read part 2 you’ll be lost… That’s maybe not a great analogy, but it’s as good of one as I can muster with the insufficient amount of coffee I’ve imbibed so far today.
iPhone 5s - because Joanna
Nikon 20mm ƒ2.8
Nikon 24-70mm ƒ2.8
Nikon 35mm ƒ2.0
Nikon 50mm ƒ1.4
Nikon 80-200mm ƒ2.8
(2) Nikon SB-800
The thing about this is that I’d like to walk around with some of you folks in Chicago - not when it’s 5 degrees with a negative windchill. Bring your cameras and/or phones and we’ll talk about why stuff works the way it does and how to get the most of your current setup.