Do you shoot film? What camera? What film stock?
We try and shoot some film at each session and wedding we shoot. We are not film purest. We use the medium that we think will achieve the best finished product for our clients. Most of our clients come to us because they like the look of our images which tend to have true to life colors with limited grain. We shoot Mamiya 645afd and Canon. We use Fuji 400h 120 film stock.
What presets do you use?
We edit predominately in Lightroom and we don't use much in the way of presets. We try and stay as close to the real life colors that we saw in camera as possible. Editing trends come and go. We want our clients to look back and love their images years from now so we keep that in mind as we edit.
What lenses do you use most?
When we shoot digital we shoot mostly with prime lenses. We love our 85 1.2 lens. It is a must have for us. We use that lens the most for portraits. We use the 50 1.2 for reception decor. When guests are dancing we shoot with the 50 1.4 typically. It is a little faster than the 1.2 and it is lighter which is nice after a long day of shooting.
What business advise can you give me?
Be legit! Hire a good accountant. Become an S-Corp if you can. Get quickbooks. We use Shootq to house all of our leads. Its amazing! Our insurance company is The Hartford group. They have policies just for photographers. They will insure your equipment as well as cover you should any calamity ensue.
Have more questions?
Feel free to email us through the contact link and we will do our best to help :)
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