Here are answers to last week’s Q&A on Facebook. Hope you all had a great weekend. I spent mine in San Francisco hosting a workshop!
1. Kimberly A: When doing portrait sessions, how many edited images do you usually give on the USB?
If it’s two or more people in the photos – 50. One person – 25.
2. Asmae B.: I want to know how to take pictures with my partner, if you can give me ideas for some classy intimate positions.
Haha. I like how you added the word “classy.” Here are 3 simple and classy poses that I like to use:
Walk & Kiss.
3. Christine C.: Do you use reflectors?
Rarely. I don’t like making shoots a production because I feel that makes it feel less organic. They can be very helpful, though!
4. Ken V.: What is your Favorite camera? 35mm prime or 50mm?
My favorite camera is the Canon 5D. 50mm f1.2 is my favorite lens.
5. Jessie T.: Any advice for interior wedding, lenses, aperture?
Usually for wedding receptions, I use the 50mm f1.2 lens, ISO is set to least 1600, and aperture at f 2.8.
6.: Hannah D.: You are such a happy person! How do you do it?!
I work on personal growth every day. Doing personal growth doesn’t make you a happy person all the time, but it gives you tools to overcome struggles quicker and easier. I think that happiness is easy if you master: 1. Loving yourself. 2. Practicing gratitude. 3. Forgiveness. 4. Letting go.
7. Courtney E.: How did you design the logo you impose on your prints and how do you impose it?
My logo was designed by Irena Ong. I put them on my photos using Mogrify, a plug-in for Adobe LightRoom.
8. Courtney E.: With a prime lens, how can you make it feel less like you are intruding on someone’s space?
Be quick. 🙂
9. Grace K.: I was wondering if it’s better to start with a digital camera or a manual with more specialized lenses. I’m planning to take pet portraits AND product photography and was wondering if I should have two separate tools for each.
I would start with a dSLR. That way you can buy the lenses appropriate for what you want to shoot. My first dSLR was the Canon Rebel. A great starter lens is the 50mm f1.8, and it’s only around $100.
10. Angel M.: What type of camera u use?
I just got the Canon 5D Mark III. Before that I was shooting with the Mark II. Whenever they have upgrades I wait about one year and then get the new model.