My Gear

Camera

I have a Nikon D7000, it is a mid range camera and still light enough for me to carry around

What sold me was the dual memory card slots which you can configure as a backup or split video and photos to separate cards. Which pleases the risk adverse side of me 🙂

Photo Perspective2

Lenses

Two Sigma lenses,  firstly, a Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC HSM for pure versatility.

As a practical person on the go, I was tired of having to change my lens for close ups and landscape shots when I was on a sand dune, it made me nervous!

And I was missing shots while changing lenses

Me taking landscape hdr

And my latest acquisition is a macro lens Sigma 24mm f/1.8 EX DG for those intense macro close ups. It’s a beautiful lens I learn more about it each day, it’s creativity with light and depth is pure magic. I mainly use it for closeups while walking through my garden of roses and the tiny world of nature.

Me taking photos with D man

Why Sigma? I find they are more cost effective and the quality rivals the Nikon lenses

Now as for my tripod, I am embarrassed to say that I broke mine and I am borrowing one at the moment. But Manfrodo of course I am eyeing but keen to hear any suggestions or feedback on tripods, I want lightweight as we do a lot of walking and I am no bodybuilder 🙂

Workflow & Tech

I import all my pictures into Aperture, do the ratings, export only 4 star or higher and import that batch into Lightroom. I am currently using Lightroom 5 for all of my processing and may pull out Photoshop CC for a few special edits that may need things removed. The content aware delete is one of my favourite parts of Photoshop

I lot of my editing is done with Lightroom Presets, my favourite are Trey Ratcliffe’s bundle which include HDR, cross processing and gradient presets.

Click here to view Trey’s Lightroom Presets Bundle

I am using a legacy Apple iMac 27″ after being a windows person for years, the colours on the iMac are just unsurpassed, it’s just a delight editing on one

 

Links below on where to purchase the gear I have recommended

I do have an affiliation with Amazon so if you would like to purchase from them, I would appreciate you clicking on the links below 🙂

 Nikon D7000 Digital SLR (Body Only)

Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM IF Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras

The 18-250 retails for $750 USD but is currently listing on Amazon for $299 which is a crazy good price

Sigma 24mm f/1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro Large Aperture Wide Angle Lens for Nikon SLR Cameras

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Justine King

Fine Art Photographer at Justine King Photography
I am a Fine Art photographer in Sydney, Australia. I am passionate about using artistic expression in photography to convey a message
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