Now why in the heck would John be suggesting this to you? Listen to find out!
- John shares that he’s a Nikon shooter because the person he learned from was a Nikon shooter
- I’m a Canon shooter because when I bought my camera I also wanted to do video, and the 5dmkii was full HD and amazing.
- Make sure that you know how to use the gear that you have. Can you change the correct settings blindfolded?
- Approach your shoots with LESS GEAR. One, you get to know your gear REALLY well because you use the same stuff
- You CAN take amazing photos with older or not-as-pro gear.
- I love my zoom lens (Canon 24-70mm f2.8L) but John is all about his prime lenses.
- Prime lenses usually have wider apertures, which is reaaaaally helpful when you’re shooting in low light.
- John knows EXACTLY where he should stand for a specific lens before he even puts the camera up to his face because he knows his gear so well.
- Because John sets limits for himself, he actually feels more free.
- Take different gear than the norm when you go out shooting in order to be more creative
- Humans DON’T DO WELL with too many choices. We freeze because we get overwhelmed and then we do nothing.
- If you’re going to choose ONE focal length, choose 50mm. Here’s the mid-range Canon version, and here’s a good nikon version
- JOHN’S GEAR: He uses a D800 with a D600 backup. 85mm and 28mm prime along with a 14mm Rokinon.
- Sigma ART series lenses are pretty amazing, and cheaper than Nikon or Canon.
- I’m personally eyeing the Sigma ART 50mm lens instead of the Canon 50mm f1.2L
- Rent a lens! Lensrentals.com or BorrowLenses.com
- You could also BUY USED from eBay and then RESELL a lens. Think of it as a rental and keep it for as long as you’d like!