a peek inside | sarah phillips

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!

The fabulous Sarah Phillips is who we are featuring today!  Not only is Sarah an amazing photographer but she is also the Director of CMpro and the person responsible for bringing you all the brilliant breakout sessions that CM has to offer.  Enjoy your peek into the life of Sarah Phillips!

a peek inside | sarah phillips

a peek inside | sarah phillips photo

1. I love my Ketti Bag! This is my second one and I carry it every day, even when I don’t have my camera with me.

2. I use the Kelly Moore classic when I shoot on location. It has more compartments and is easier to get things in and out of than my Ketti.

3. I can’t believe how much time I spent cloning dust spots from the sky! The Giottos Large Rocket Air Blaster is easy to use and is great for getting rid of sensor dust!

4. My main body is a Nikon D700 (I also have a D7000 that I used to take these pictures).

5. I use a Gary Fong Lightsphere when I am unable to bounce my flash.

6. Love the Photovision Calibration Target for setting custom white balance and exposure.

7. The Hahnel Giga T Pro 300’ Wireless Trigger is a relatively inexpensive trigger set.

8. Using a Lens pen to clean your lens is more effective and probably safer than my former method of blowing on it and wiping it with the corner of my shirt.

9. Lens Baby

10. The Nikon 85 1.8 and 50 1.4 (not shown, using to take these pics) are my go to primes.

11. The Nikon 24-70 2.8 is on my camera 85% of the time. I love the versatility of this lens.

12. I bought the Nikon 80-200 2.8 primarily for weddings. It’s an affordable alternative to the 70-200 2.8. It’s heavy though!

13. Cyber Syncs

14. I have two Nikon SB 800’s that I use for on and off camera flash.

15. 4 and 8 gig Sandisk memory cards are my card of choice.

16. I use rechargeable Duracel batteries in my speedlights.

17. I always have a handful of business cards on me.

a peek inside | sarah phillips photo

a peek inside | sarah phillips photo

a peek inside | sarah phillips photoSarah Phillips, Massachusetts
Director of CMpro | Workshop Instructor
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Located in Boston’s North Shore, Sarah loves to spend a casual day with her husband, 3 kids and if friends are included it makes for a huge bonus.  She’s always loved taking pictures but the photography bug hit big time a few years ago and the rest is history.  In Sarah’s own words, she loves to “capture real moments.  Spontaneous laughter, genuine smiles and even tears make my heart sing.”  Motherhood is her ultimate inspiration.  She states, “It doesn’t take long to realize how quickly children get big and I’m thankful that I’m able to capture the tiny details of our life.  I treasure these images now and know they will only become more precious as time goes by.”  Sarah also enjoys reading, running, laughter, flip flops, and red wine.  Currently, she shoots with a Nikon D700, D300 and various lenses and is the instructor for the CMU workshop Lighting 101: Speedlight for Beginners.

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24 Responses to “a peek inside | sarah phillips”

  1. Apr 30 2012 at 7:33 am #

    Nicole, those came from Mpix Pro.

    Thanks, Nina! I'm looking forward to the workshop too!

  2. Apr 30 2012 at 7:48 am #

    Just when I think I know you…you share that you've been hit by Danny Devito! ;) Thanks for sharing your gear and your workspace with us, Sarah! By the way, my workspace is super fancy like yours…but it works!

  3. Apr 30 2012 at 7:52 am #

    So fun! I love these…love seeing other people's spaces!

  4. Apr 30 2012 at 10:12 am #

    Oooh, I like your new Ketti! Loved reading this, S. :)

  5. Apr 30 2012 at 11:14 am #

    I loved reading more about you, Sarah! How crazy is it that you were hit by Danny DeVito?!? Thanks for doing all you do for CM’s! I appreciate all the times you have helped me and can’t wait to start Lighting 101!! :)

  6. Apr 30 2012 at 11:30 am #

    I’d love to know where she gets her business cards printed!

  7. Apr 30 2012 at 12:41 pm #

    Thanks for sharing more about you, Sarah. It's always so much fun for us to peek in your bag and learn little things like…oh, I was hit by Danny Devito. ;) Thank you for all you bring to CM. <3

  8. Apr 30 2012 at 12:46 pm #

    So fun to read about you and your gear! I loved seeing your workspace too – proof you don't need a big shiny office to create amazing images!

  9. Apr 30 2012 at 2:41 pm #

    Sarah, loved reading about you. I have a small space too – I love that it's a cabinet I can tuck away from the kids :)

    And when Danny DeVito bumps you with his car, you can rest assured you will always have an ice breaker for the next 50 years. In fact, when I go to work tomorrow and doing introductions in a new group, I may tell them, hey, I KNOW a girl who was hit by Danny Devito. ;) I love it!!

  10. Hannah Jenkins
    Apr 30 2012 at 5:15 pm #

    Loved seeing your space! Mine looks about the same. Small table next to my bed, big computer and lots of personal stuff laying around. I never edit at the studio! lol You are such a cool Lady and I know that first hand!

  11. Apr 30 2012 at 6:40 pm #

    This was so FUN! Thanks so much for sharing not only what is in your bag, but also a bit about you!

  12. May 01 2012 at 5:14 am #

    Loved seeing/reading this!!! :)

  13. May 01 2012 at 8:29 am #

    loved seeing a peek inside your gear, your space, and your life, sarah!!! thanks for the great share!

  14. May 02 2012 at 5:47 am #

    Had to laugh — I can't dive either! Thanks for the share, Sarah!

  15. Mara Vaughan
    May 02 2012 at 6:44 am #

    Love the little fact about yourself that you can't dive – I am the same way! It totally freaks me out. Thanks for sharing with us!

  16. May 02 2012 at 2:38 pm #

    Danny DeVito??? Loved getting to know you more!! Had no idea you were Polish!

  17. May 02 2012 at 2:47 pm #

    Awww, Sarah. I loved reading your five things about you. Was Danny DeVito mortified that he had hit you?

  18. May 03 2012 at 5:17 am #

    You're awesome, Sarah P!!! <3<3

  19. celestejones
    May 03 2012 at 6:06 am #

    it's so neat to get to you more. i also can't believe that you have been hit, not once, but twice and then by danny devito…we need to hear more about that story…

    we need a play date:)

  20. May 06 2012 at 12:06 pm #

    Sarah, you are all kinds of awesome! Love you and your work!

  21. katie w.
    May 06 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    Yes, what happened after he hit you? What a wild story, and that you have been hit twice!! And thanks so much for sharing about all the gear :).

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