a peek inside

computer area of photographer Kelly Rodriguez

a peek inside | kelly rodriguez

It’s time for another installment of one of our favorite blog series, a peek inside. Today, we have one of our newest team members to feature, Kelly Rodriguez.
a peek inside | kelly rodriguez

Hi! I’m so excited to give you a little peek into my little workspace and at my gear (…pretty minimalist gear).

Okay, so my workspace is pretty new and a little bland right now. We just moved up to NYC (Queens to be exact) this summer from Miami, FL(…)

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a peek inside | jenni jones

a peek inside | jenni jones

It’s time for another installment of one of our favorite blog series, a peek inside. Today, we have one of our newest team members to feature, Jenni Jones.
a peek inside | jenni jones

So…this is my office. I love having a space dedicated to getting work done (also – that means I can claim it as a tax deduction…which I am all for). I tend to browse and do non-work related stuff on my iPad while I sit at my dining(…)

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a peek inside | julia tulley

a peek inside | julia tulley

It’s time for another installment of one of our favorite blog series, a peek inside. Today, we have one of our newest team members to feature, Julia Tulley.
a peek inside | julia tulley

I shoot primarily with my Canon 5d mark III body and use my 5d mark II as a back-up.  Yep, I’ve kept the original straps which I twist around my hand when I’m shooting (I mention this because I don’t think I know any other photographers who still have(…)

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a peek inside | lissa chandler

a peek inside | lissa chandler

It’s time for another installment of one of our favorite blog series, a peek inside. Today, we have one of our newest Mentors to feature, Lissa Chandler.
a peek inside | lissa chandler

My Favorite Setup, Canon 5d Mark III and 35L:  Before we get started with my crazy list of lenses, I had to give a little shoutout to my Mark III and 35L.
The Mark III is, hands down, my camera soul-mate – something about the colors, the focal points, the(…)

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a peek inside | kristin dokoza

a peek inside | kristin dokoza

It’s time for another installment of one of our favorite blog series, a peek inside. Today, we have one of our newest Mentors to feature, Kristin Dokoza.
a peek inside | kristin dokoza

Canon 50mm
Canon 24-105L
Canon 100L
Canon 135L
Canon 70-200L IS II
Lensbaby Composer Pro with Edge 80
Helios 44 Russian lens
Canon 5D Mark III
back up, Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 35L used for this shot.

I always took my 135L and 35L on sessions. Starting out with the posed shots with the 135L playing and getting(…)

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a peek inside | elena blair

a peek inside | elena blair

A Peek Inside with Elena Blair
My first priority is always my family, so it works perfectly to have my office right at home.  As you can see, my office is a tiny room right off the dining room.

I can check email and do quick business or mentor work while my kids have breakfast.  In this case, they are having pancakes, in case you were wondering.  I do, however, always join them for their meals eventually.

My office is not at all(…)

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a peek inside | heather lazark

a peek inside | heather lazark

It’s time for another installment of one of our favorite blog series, a peek inside. Today, we have one of our newest Mentors to feature, Heather Lazark.
a peek inside | heather lazark

Well hello! In this peek, I will not be bedazzling you with impressive amounts of equipment or fancy accessories, but I am going to share my simple set up and the photography related items that I treasure dearly.

1. First up is my beloved third hand Canon 5D classic. I(…)

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a peek inside | kristen ryan

a peek inside | kristen ryan

A Peek Inside with Kristen Ryan

1. Nikon D800: I have had this camera for nearly 2 years now and I just love it! It is wonderfully sharp and fabulous for landscapes as well as portraits and lifestyle work.

2. Sigma 35 f/1.4: One of my very favorite lenses. It is on my camera most of the time inside because it is sharp and gives me lots of room to capture the environment.

3. Mod Strap: Just a little personality for my camera!

4.(…)

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a peek inside | nina mingioni

a peek inside | nina mingioni

It’s time for another installment of one of our favorite blog series, a peek inside. Today, we have one of our newest Mentors to feature, Nina Mingioni.
a peek inside | nina mingioni

1. Canon 24-105 f/4L: this is my one and only zoom lens. I am very much a prime shooter, but the versatility of this lens for travel cannot be beat.

2. Canon 100 f/2.8L: my first photography-related love. I love macro photography, and can’t imagine living without this lens. I(…)

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peek inside | sarah carlson

peek inside | sarah carlson

It’s time for another installment of one of our favorite blog series, a peek inside. Today, we have one of our newest Mentors to feature, Sarah Carlson.
a peek inside | sarah carlson

Here’s my workspace! This is my grandfather’s old desk, so it has special memories for me. This area is located in my kitchen, so it’s easy for me to access it throughout the day without being away from my little girls. I keep my camera bag on the floor(…)

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peek inside | sarah lalone

peek inside | sarah lalone

A Peek Inside with Sarah Lalone

1. Canon 100mm f/2.8L:  I just firmly believe that a macro lens must always be in my arsenal but I will be honest and say that I DON’T SHOOT MACRO.  So basically I just like to keep this lens around because it’s a great portrait lens and it’s sharper than sharp… which is very sharp, obviously.

2. Canon 24-105mm f/4L:  I’ll tell you what I’m not doing: I’m not travelling anywhere without this lens.  I shoot(…)

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peek inside | michelle turner

peek inside | michelle turner

A Peek Inside with Michelle Turner

My office!  Like the rest of my house, the office is painted in dark gray.  I don’t actually do a great deal of work in the office, but I will use the iMac for long tasks.  Mostly, though, the office is a dumping ground for lenses, modifiers, stands and bags.  I have a large white cabinet (not pictured) that holds everything.

I use the Nikon D4 (my primary camera), the Nikon D3s and the Nikon D600.(…)

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peek inside | jen bebb

peek inside | jen bebb

It’s time for another installment of one of our favorite blog series, a peek inside. Today, we have our Director of CMpro to feature, Jen Bebb.
a peek inside | jen bebb

1. Lensbaby Composer Pro with Edge 80: this is fast becoming my favourite and replaces the 45 TSE I used to use. I love the way it forces me to slow down and really consider my compositions as well as my camera settings. This is the only lens I use(…)

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peek inside | melissa stottmann

peek inside | melissa stottmann

A Peek Inside with Melissa Stottmann
First up… The Cameras

1. Nikon D800 (my newest addition): This baby is about a month old now. I purchased it refurbished and the video on it is fantastic.  I still need to pick up some larger memory cards because the files are much too large for my small CF 4gb cards.

2. Nikon F100  (Film Camera) I bought this used last winter and I still haven’t run a whole roll of film through it… Need to(…)

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peek inside | elicia graves

peek inside | elicia graves

It’s time for another installment of one of our favorite blog series, a peek inside.  Today, we have one of our newest CMmentors to feature, Elicia Graves.
a peek inside | elicia graves

1. ONA Venice bag: I love the beautiful leather on this bag.  It protects my camera and I appreciate the fact that it zips on top to hide my gear.  I generally use this bag when I’m taking my camera and a single lens.

2.  Tenba Backpack: I store my(…)

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peek inside | allison mcsorley

peek inside | allison mcsorley

A Peek Inside with Allison McSorley

1. Nikon D700: My one and only camera body, unless I count the D40 that I dusted off for this shot.

2. Nikon 85mm 1.4G: I don’t use this lens often but when I do, I’m never disappointed with the results. It creates images with gorgeous color and clarity SOOC.

3. Nikon 28mm 1.8G: A wide angle lens is a “must have” in my tiny city apartment.

4. Nikon 50mm 1.4G: My first, and still my favorite, lens(…)

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peek inside | marissa gifford

peek inside | marissa gifford

It’s time for another installment of one of our favorite blog series, a peek inside.  Today, we have one of our newest CMmentors to feature, Marissa Gifford.  Marissa is an amazing photographer based out of Washington and we couldn’t be more thrilled to see a little inside her life today!
a peek inside | marissa gifford

1.  Nikon 70-200mm 2.8 – This lens is my most recent acquisition and has quickly become my favorite for outdoor sessions. Families, high school seniors and(…)

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peek inside | lisa benemelis

peek inside | lisa benemelis

A Peek Inside with Lisa Benemelis

1. Lensbaby composer Pro with Edge 80 optic – I’ve really fallen in love with this lens.

2. Lensbaby Sweet 35

3.  Canon 50mm 1.4 – This was my first lens and I still shoot with it often.

4.  Canon 85mm 1.8

5.  Sigma 35mm 1.4 – I recently added this lens to my collection and I have quickly fallen in love with it.

6. Canon 135L 2.0 – This is my favorite lens.

7.  Canon 100mm 2.8

8.  Canon(…)

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a peek inside | allison zercher

a peek inside | allison zercher

It’s time for another installment of one of our favorite blog series, a peek inside.  Today, we have one of our new CMmentors to feature, Allison Zercher.  Allison is a brilliant California based hobbyist photographer and we couldn’t be more happy to have her on the CMteam and sharing here on the blog today!
a peek inside | allison zercher

1. Nikon 70-300mm VR – I love this lens for sneaking a picture of something from afar and shooting a portrait where(…)

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a peek inside | anne wick

a peek inside | anne wick

It’s time for another installment of one of our favorite blog series, a peek inside.  Today we have Anne Wick.
a peek inside | anne wick

1. Nikon D700 – I  love this camera so much that I’ve had no desire to upgrade since I got it two years ago. I will probably use it until its last breath.

2. Nikon FM2 – My very first camera, the one that made me understand the power of connection through photography. I haven’t used it(…)

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