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  • MICHAEL SMITH

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    July 6, 2021 at 4:36 am
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    Here are all things camera that I have. Some of the gadgets have never been used, because I do not know how to work them.

    Module 1:4

    Camera Equipment

    Current Inventory:

    Canon EOS 60D

    Canon Nifty Fifty (50mm)

    Canon Kit Lens (18-200mm)

    Canon Macro (100)

    TV Cable Connecters

    Canon Speedlight (580EXII)

    Macro Twin Lite (MT-24EX)

    Sekonic (L-758DR)

    Camera Batteries (2X)

    Canon Remote Switch (RS-60E3)

    Tripod

    Hoods (3X)

    Diffuser (1X)

    Gray Scale Cards (2X)

    Manuals & books

    • Taya Iv

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      July 16, 2021 at 7:32 am
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      Carlos, you have a very impressive list of camera equipment! The Canon 60D was my very first introduction to DSLR cameras. I loved it very much and thoroughly enjoyed using it. It will absolutely come in handy during this course, I’m sure of that. If you need help with figuring out how to use the other equipment on your list, feel free to send me a direct message and I’ll ask my colleagues to help you out. 🙂

  • Stephen Økri

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    July 29, 2021 at 8:07 am
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    Hi Taya,

    I work with 2 cameras. One professionally and one for fun.

    Professionally I shoot with a Canon 6D. I have a nifty 50 prime lens, 24-105 f4 L lens and I’m considering to add the canon 35mm f1.4 L.

    I shoot mostly with artificial light and in studio. My main lights are Godox/flash point Ad 200 pros. I typically use the strobe head. I also have a few speed lights and led lights for fill or background lights.

    I like natural light and do shoot in it often. But I love the technical aspects of studio lighting and controlling the light to get exactly what you want, every time.

    I have many light modifiers. Mostly I use godox quick octoboxs. They are great, portable and affordable. I have a mobile studio. So portability is key.

    Lots of reflectors and pop up backgrounds as well.

    For fun I recently came to own a Fujifilm x70. This little camera is one of the coolest cameras I have ever shot with. It’s just fun to shoot. And the Fujifilm film simulations are just insane. Jpegs straight out of camera that are so unique and good. I could not edit better. It’s a time saver and a game changer for street and casual photography. No editing needed.

    It also can shoot in raw. So I use both. Just in case I want to edit something. So far. I have not needed to. The camera also does in camera editing, which is impressive.

    It’s also pocket sized. Which is great because I can take it anywhere and everywhere. All the time.

    If you don’t know about Fujifilm pocket cameras, they are worth looking into.

    Lastly I use Lightroom for Cataloging and quick edits, Photoshop for detailed editing. I’m pretty good with lightroom and I have a strong base for Photoshop. All though. There is so much to learn with Photoshop.

    Thanks for reading

    • Taya Iv

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      July 29, 2021 at 10:42 am
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      Thank you very much for sharing all of this information with me, Stephen! You seem to have a pretty good relationship with all of your equipment, which is amazing. I’ll look into the Fujifilm camera that you mentioned.

      As for the Canon 35mm f/1.4 L, I’m certain that you won’t regret using it in your work. It’s absolutely perfect for portrait photography and I’m sure it will help you significantly as you work on your project!

  • Alessia Piscopo

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    September 26, 2021 at 9:56 am
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    Hi Taya, hello everybody! ?

    My camera is Nikon D3200 and, as lens, I use the 18-105 Nikon that I bring everywhere with me because I think it’ s perfect for everything, allowing me to take any kind of photo.

    I also have a fabulous 40mm Nikkor lens with 2.8 aperture which is a very sharp lens which I use especially for macro pictures ( flowers in particular) and I’ m very satisfied with the images which are so sharp and bright and the bokeh is so great too!

    Some years ago I bought a Tokina, a wideangle lens because I need it for landscape photography. I chose 11-16 and I’ m very happy with my purchase although I don’ t use it so often as 18-105!

    I have a polarizing filter, Marumi, which I use only on Tokina lens…this is brilliant…you can adjust the tones of the sky by simply rotating the ring in order to darken skies…so, you can increase the contrast with the clouds or make the colours more vivid; it also reduces reflections and atmospheric haze. So, it’ s very useful!

    I love to edit my photos using Camera raw and Photoshop.

    My mum still has an analog camera and I have to say I have been using it from months with so much fun and interest…it is a Canon AV-1 with 50 and 100mm lens. You can only adjust the aperture and the camera does the rest! I love the images with that atmospheric mood and those textures!!!

    It’ s all! Bye for now! ?

    • Taya Iv

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      October 5, 2021 at 9:56 am
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      Hi Ale! Wow, your equipment is amazing! I’ve never heard of Marumi. I’ll definitely check it out as I also enjoy taking landscape photos from time to time. Thank you for the recommendation. 🙂

      I hope that all of this equipment comes in handy during your self-portrait photoshoots. Even if a certain lens wasn’t “made” for portrait photography, feel free to use it anyway! I love experimenting in unusual ways. That’s what usually helps me get the best results.

  • Steven Hanju Lee

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    December 25, 2021 at 4:53 pm
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    I started a list recently of my equipment, as I get organized again. So this list here isn’t complete. I also have numerous filters, and a few other lenses not listed here. In addition I have several toy cameras, and a couple of Polaroid type cameras (by Fuji I believe).

    DIGITAL CAMERAS: Sony a7rii with Vertical Grip, rx100iii, rx10ii; iPhone 11 Pro.

    FILM CAMERAS: Nikon FM2; Mamiya 645, and rz67.

    DIGITAL LENSES: FE 85MM F1.4 GM, FE 55MM 1.8 Zeiss; FE 24-70MM 4 Zeiss.

    TRIPODS: Manfrotto Carbon Fibre 190CXPRO4G, 055XPROB (heavier body tripod for daytime long exposures).

    LAPTOP: (coming mid-January): DELL XPS 17, i9-11980HK (24MB Cache, up to 5.0 GHz, 8 cores) Processor, Nvidea 3060 6GB Video Card, 17.0″ UHD+ (3840 x 2400) Touchscreen Display, 4TB SSD, 32GB Ram.

    SMART DEVICES: iPhone 11 Pro, iPad Pro 2TB 12.9” Display (just arrived!).

    SOFTWARE: Adobe Creative Suite PC / iPhone / iPad; Corel Draw, Paintshop Pro; Exposure X7 Bundle; Nik Photo Collection 4.

    • Taya Iv

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      February 25, 2022 at 9:58 am
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      Hi Steven,

      You have a wonderful collection of equipment and software. I hope that it inspires you to take different kinds of photos indoors! Do you have a favourite piece of equipment?

      • Steven Hanju Lee

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        January 4, 2023 at 10:11 am
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        I love working with either of my two Mamiya film cameras. Although I’ve never tried doing self portraits with them.

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  • kathleen dolan

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    November 27, 2022 at 2:52 pm
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    Canon 5d markiii and canon 7d mark ii and canon 90d. 50mm 85mm 100mm lens the inexpensive version 24-70 100-400. canon speedlites

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    • Taya Iv

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      November 28, 2022 at 11:56 am
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      @kathleen-dolan Great equipment! Do you have a favourite camera? I’m curious about the 7D mark ii. It seems like an amazing camera. I look forward to seeing your photos in this course! 🙂

      • kathleen dolan

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        November 28, 2022 at 3:29 pm
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        I has been my go to camera for 8 years now. I shot all my sons sports with it and all my wildlife images. I bought the 5d mark lll a year ago because I want to get into portrait photography. I have used myself as the model but, having difficulty. I am not comfortable in front of the camera but, I am hoping your course will change that.

      • Taya Iv

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        November 30, 2022 at 9:54 am
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        @kathleen-dolan Amazing! I’m sure that you’ll feel much more comfortable in front of the camera after you take this course. It’s all about practice and persistence. 🙂