Now and then, we talk with our team members about the gadgets, contraptions, instruments and gizmos that help them do their job better than ever. Today, Shaun Sullivan talks a little bit about his minimalist approach to photography.
This is the second in our “Tools of the Trade” series. See our chat with Ana Homonnay here.
“I’m not much of a gadget person when it comes to photography,” Shaun told us. “I will certainly bring along lots of equipment to a shoot, but inevitably I end up just using the available light.” Shaun’s go-to lenses are a 50 f1.2 and a 70-200 f2.8.
Can’t work with the light you have? Photographer Ana Homonnay has a great solution:
My favorite tool is my strobe. When shooting on location, which is for most of my jobs, I often use the strobes together and off-camera with a white umbrella in a stand. Ever since participating in a San Francisco workshop with Joe McNally, a National Geographic photographer, I’ve never left my strobes out of my camera bags. Photographers who shoot on location and need to move fast – but still want to create beautiful lighting – use strobes off camera because they’re handy and easier than setting up big lights.