“A portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2015.”
Poet: she oozes mischief and cheek and revels in pushing the boundaries.
Try disciplining this face:
Shot on a Canon 5D mkiii with a 50mm 1.4 lens – 1/640, f1.6, ISO 500
This week I adored: the minimalism of this unportrait / the calm in the middle of the night / the beauty of these strong, gorgeous girls.
Someone, on either here, facebook or instagram (I’ve forgotten and can’t for the life of me find the comment), asked me for camera recommendations. They told me they wanted a good quality DSLR that didn’t cost a fortune.
I currently use a Canon 5D mkiii which is one of the best cameras on the market. But, it’s worth a significant amount of money, it’s big and it’s heavy; I’m reluctant to throw it in my bag and take it with me wherever we go, hence I take a lot less photos than I used to. I purchased it for professional work and for Daniel’s film requirements but honestly, it’s not my favourite camera of all time.
Before I invested in the Canon I shot on a Panasonic GF1 with a 20mm 1.7 (pancake) lens. I have such a fondness for this camera – it weighs a mere 500grams, was very affordable (you can’t buy them new anymore but they are often listed on gumtree and ebay for under $500) and takes great photos. In fact, most of the photos that feature in my book were shot on this little camera – proof that you don’t need to spend thousands to get good results. The best thing about this camera? It’s sturdy and family friendly; I can easily snap photos whilst carrying a bag and holding a hand. It was also the ideal travel camera when we were in Bali. I wrote an entire post dedicated to the GF1 here.