Get to know your CMteam! We are so often asked what we shoot with, what’s “in our bag”, what bag we carry and so on and so forth. So we’re giving you all a little peek behind the scenes to get to know your CMteam better. A couple of times a month throughout this year and into 2013 we’ll feature a different CMteam member and give you “a peek inside” – a peek inside their bag, their workspace and a peek into their personality with five little things you may not know about them – so FUN!
Today, the fabulous Melissa Koehler is sharing with us! Melissa is a brilliant photographer from California, a long time CMmember, and happily joined the CMteam several months back. Not only is it a treat when she posts on the photography forum but we love it when she shares her knowledge with us here on the blog too!
a peek inside | melissa koehler
My main camera is the Mark II (hoping to get the mark III soon) and my backup camera is the original 5D. When I shoot weddings I use both of them, but when I’m shooting portraits I mainly just bring my 5D as a backup. I also have a 20D in my case for weddings just in case (not pictured).
I also have a Sunpak light. This comes in handy as an extra little light source (mainly for weddings). I like to use it for when I do the ring shots.
Also, I keep a 580EXII and a backup flash, the 580EX, in my bag.
Thank you Melissa for sharing with us and letting us see a little inside your world!
Melissa Koehler, California
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Melissa is a portrait photographer based out of San Diego where she lives with her husband and two sons. Her high school darkroom is where her photography journey began and it has continually evolved over the years, especially after becoming a mother and realizing “that time flies so quickly. She currently shoots with a Canon 5d mark ii and a variety of prime and zoom lenses. I strive to capture not only the big picture, but also the little things.” Her passion is clearly her family and photography but she loves comfy pants, coca cola, Bon Jovi, movie theatre popcorn, and cheeseless pizza.