Question and Answer June 2019

Updated: Aug 29, 2021

What is in your camera bag? What would be another lens you would like to own?

When I started photographing, I used a Nikon D3400 and a 50mm 1.8 lens. The camera taught me A LOT and I loved it although it had its limitations. As I grew my business I needed a camera that was able to do what I needed it to do. I upgraded to a D850 and an 85mm 1.4 nikkor lens. It was a big jump and took some practice before I opened my business in January 2019. I absolutely love the camera for what I need it for. My 85mm 1.4 is also a beast and is my main lens that literally never leaves my camera. If I were to get another lens I would most definitely invest in a 105mm. Maybe in the near future!

Photo (left) taken summer 2018 with my D3400 and 50mm

Photo (right) taken spring 2019 with my D850 and 85mm


What editing software do you use?

I started out using both lightroom and photoshop but I found once I learned photoshop more, I preferred it and it became the only thing I use when post processing my images.


What mode do you use on your camera?

I always shoot in manual mode and that is how I started. It took a lot of practicing and learning how to properly expose my image in camera but you virtually have so much more control of the images you take. I don't like the idea of my camera guessing for me. Once you have the knowledge and grasp the understandings of how each setting works, its pretty second nature to what you need to adjust when you're preparing a shot.


Do you use any artificial lighting for your black background sessions?