February 28, 2012

ellie be photography: the stuff

Stuff is such a weird word. Have you ever thought about it? It's like, "Schtuff." Where did we ever get that from? ANYWAY.

I've been getting some questions recently about what camera I have, what lenses I use, what I use to edit my photos and stuff. Haha. So that's what this post is for! To HOPEFULLY answer some of those questions for ya! 

CAMERA + LENS 

I use a Canon 5D and 50mm f/1.8 lens. I'm planning on renting the 50 1.2 for an upcoming wedding and I also enjoy using the 24-70 mm f/2.8 but I don't own either. ;) 

EDITING PROGRAM 

I use Lightroom 3! Best thing that has ever happened to me. I own Photoshop CS4 but it's kind of been getting dusty ever since I got Lightroom. People often ask me why I like Lightroom better. I say that Lightroom is more photographer geared. Photoshop is great for some editing purposes. It really and truly is. But Lightroom has more features that are helpful for a photographer. For example, batch editing capabilities. I can edit one photo, and then press one button and all of the photos with the same lighting as the original photo I edited, will get the same editing. Boom baby.

MARKETING 

Facebook is one of my biggest marketing tools. My website is also a big deal. Aaand exciting news of the week? I just got new business cards!! I know some of you have seen the teaser I put up on Facebook so below is some more pictures and info about them. You're welcome.

I use Moo to print my business cards. They are on their new Luxe paper which is amazing. It's like holding a toasted bagel with butter it's that wonderful. They have great service, reasonable prices, and I'm definitely satisfied. (Cue cheesy smile!) 




On the other side of the business card...

[for some reason the text is all messed up in this image. it doesn't look fuzzy in real life. :)]

So there ya have it folks! Hopefully that helped someone out there. And if more questions came out of this post, just leave a comment. :)


8 comments:

Hope said...

Ellie, I love your photography so, so much. You seem like an awesome girl, (from reading your blog! :) and I am going to follow you right now!
-Hope
hope-hisforhope.blogspot.com

Carrie said...

Very cool! I love the way your business cards have different photos on the back.

Hannah said...

Ellie, I love this, chica! so cute and SO you! x

Sara said...

These are awesome. They look super cute and really professional at the same time!

bekah grace photography said...

yeah!!! love the new business cards!!

mary ann said...

I have wondered about some of this stuff! Isn't Lightroom just amazing? & I love your business cards :)

Anonymous said...

Could you do a tutorial on here of how you edit your wedding pictures on Lightroom? I can't find ANY!

Jessica said...

Wait! I blanked!

...Carlotta said you would get it =)

xoxo,
Jessica @ Diary of a Beautiful Soul