Hello, and welcome to my NEW blog!
My name is Jo-Anne Coletti. Some of you may know me from my rose paintings and my website, Vintage Rose Collection, or perhaps you're a reader of Romantic Homes magazine and acquainted with my photography and stories (my monthly column is called,'Say Ahh').
Whatever the reason, thank you for popping by!!!
I hope to inspire and motivate you and share my tips and tricks that I have learned over the course of my career.
What to expect!
Photos of my clients, home interiors and how to process your images in Lightroom and Photoshop.
Guest visits from a few of my mentors, and chats with talented photographers that have inspired me.
What's in my camera bag?
I use Canon's 7D with the 50mm lens, 1.2 and love it! One day I hope to move up to the 5D Mark III, but this is a good camera that has served me well, and that captures great quality images without breaking the bank. I paid a little over 2,000.00 when it first came out, but I have seen this camera with the stock lens in the 1,400.00 range online.
Here's one on sale at Adorama
I prefer to shoot in natural light and the 50mm 1.2 lens is a great lens for portrait photography in low light situations. It provides nice crisp photos and you can go as low as 1.2 on your dial. I always shoot in raw and manual mode. If you own a DSL camera this will be a game changer in your quest for that professional looking image.
My formula for the perfect exposure
Lens- 50mm 1.2
If you are new to photography this is a great book to start with.
The Perfect Exposure
Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate your comments so don't be shy!
More photos coming soon!