What camera do you have?
I shoot with a Nikon d700. My lenses include a nikkor 50mm 1.4g, a nikkor 35mm 1.4g, and a nikkor 60mm 2.8 macro.
What kind of editing software do you use?
I use cs6 (photoshop). I’ve never used any other type of editing software, so I’m not familiar with elements or light room.
What are your favorite actions?
My own! You can find them here: www.sbphotography.bigcartel.com.
I want a nice camera to take pictures of my kids. What would you recommend?
I usually recommend the nikon d7000 and a 35 mm 1.8g lens. It’s a consumer grade camera with really good low light capabilities. The 35 mm lens is a prime lens (meaning it doesn’t zoom), and it’s also a great lens in low light. It’s a fast, sharp lens, good to have. The camera body will run you around $1000 and the lens around $200.
Where is your studio?
My studio is in Indy located at 429 East Vermont Street.
Why don’t you travel for newborn shoots?
I do! With the exception of posed and propped newborn sessions. I travel for lifestyle sessions, and that includes newborns. The reason I chose to stop traveling for posed newborn sessions has several answers, but can be narrowed down to two. 1. I have an amazing natural light studio! 2. It’s a personal decision, stemming from my choice to spend more time at home with my children. Traveling to the studio to collect props, then onto a client’s home to set up, shoot, tear down, head back to the studio and then home takes me anywhere from 6-7 hours. Traveling to the studio from my home, doing the shoot, cleaning up and heading home from there takes me much much less time.
How long does it take you to edit one session?
Usually anywhere from 20-60 minutes.
Do you do online mentoring?
Not at this time.
How do I get information on your 1:1 mentoring sessions?