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THEE PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

Portrait Photographer

What equipment do you use?

1.The Photographer! When I became a photographer in 2015 I had no equipment, I used to hire Nikon D3200 camera paired with kit lens nikkor 18-55mm and sigma 70-300mm lens , sometimes Nikon D5300 ( https://www.nikon.com/ ) which was doing better in landscape photography. I’m currently using Nikon D7000,50mm 1.8G nikkor lens, tamron 17-50mm 2.8fs lens,2 YN560 speedlights,2 80×80 cm Godox soft boxes with and 2 stands.

What is your favorite lens as a portrait photographer and why?

2. My favoutite lens for portrait photography ( https://unsplash.com/s/photos/portrait )is Nikkor 50mm 1.8G because it allows me to be more creative and play around with its shallow depth to get stunning pictures, it also works great in low light. For landscape photography I would prefer Nikkor 16-35mm F/4G ED VR because it can go as wide as 16mm, according to its reviews it has quick auto focus and vibration reduction and also provides sharp pictures.

When you go in one of your travels, what all you take with you? Why?

3. Tamron 17-50mm, 18-55 mm lenses for landscape shots and Sigma 70-300mm lens for long range shots

Among the gadgets that you own, is there something that you wish you hadn’t bought? Why?

4. I regret buying Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 lens because it’s not giving me sharper images with its slow auto focus, also it does not have vibration reduction.

As a portrait photographer, do you prefer natural or artificial light?And which format do you shoot with?

5. I shoot RAW when I do landscape photography and mostly JPEG when I shoot people. Camera settings are determined by the location, time of the day and what I want to achieve with my subject so there is specific answer for that question.

What kind of tools do you use for post processing? Explain your work flow.

6. I use mac mini and adobe photoshop cc 2019 for post processing .My workflow is as follows

➢ Respond to enquiry with quotation

➢ Set the meeting date

➢ Initial consultation meeting where I show the client my work, explains delivery methods, pricing and give them a contract.

➢ Client’s signing of contract and payment of deposit

➢ Add the client into the calendar

➢ Confirms the shooting date and time

➢ Shooting

➢ Loading pictures in pc

➢ Selecting best pictures for editing

➢ Editing process

➢ Printing

➢ Delivery and final payment 

How do you educate yourself to be a better photographer?

7. I do some research online, watch YouTube, facebook photography groups where we share our works and get some critics from fellow photographers on how to improve

Among your works, which one is your favorite? Why?

8. My favourite picture is the one I shot at Nelson Mandela fly over, there was a storm that hit Gaborone that day and I was passing through the flyover when I saw fallen leaves on the pavement, the sky was covered with dramatic golden clouds and my mind had already processed a beautiful picture out of that situation. It was a golden moment and I was there at the right time and most importantly I had my camera.

Whose work has influenced you to be a photographer?

9. Tangee Kanani, Letso Leipego and Tlhalefang Charles.

What is the one thing you wish you knew when you started photography?

10. The difference between full frame sensor cameras and cropped sensor cameras.

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