Camera Gear as a Photographer

Posted by on 10, Jan, 2013 in Admin, Maylands | Comments Off

I wanted to have a chat about the professional photography equipment that I use as I get asked this question regularly.

Being a professional photographer in Perth the cost of a camera isn’t as much of a problem to me as these are my work tools. In general when I shoot in a café it’s natural light, so I don’t add in any flash or artificial light source, nor bounce any light of reflectors etc.

My camera is a Canon 1Dx, which is the top of the range latest model from Canon, with a full frame sensor and 21Megapixels. In most cases I shoot with a Canon 50mm f1.2 lens, and the other times I use, Canon 70-200mm f2.8, Canon 24-70mm f2.8, Canon 16-35mm f2.8 lenses. It all depends on the café that I walk into and what the lighting is like. I always have 2 cameras on me and 1 back up, just in case.

When I’m on a commercial job or a wedding, I can’t take any chances so the 1D cameras are the best for me. One of the huge features is that each photo is in 2 places at each time as the camera

In general most cafes don’t know who I am and I try to conceal the camera, so I only walk in with one of them. Once I get my coffee I then take out the laptop and camera so the product is on the table and ready for me to drink and take photos.

Today we went to Sherbet again, we do enjoy this place and my daughter loves their cupcakes and other sweet things. Today she decided to have one of their brownies with cream, as you can see a before and after shot here, it went down like a treat.

Coffee was also exceptional – as usual. You can definitely get an excellent coffee here each time you walk in, irrespective of who is on the coffee machine. One of the biggest issues is cafes is staff change, where each person has their own way of making coffee, so to get your staff lined up with a little variance is important, so when we “customers” come in we can get a coffee that is made and tastes just like we remember and like it to be.

cake photos

Chocolate Brownie


Wedding Photographer in Perth

And all done – a good sign

VERDICT: Yummy brownies.