For Photographers - Bianca Smit Photography
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For Photographers

I am so happy to welcome other photographers to my website. I love helping others grow in their dreams and passion, and being able to teach others, as others have helped and taught me. So welcome to all new and starting out photographers! Feel free to send me enquiries if you struggle with gear or have any enquiries. If you would like to sell or buy second hand Photography gear I have created a page/group on Facebook for photographers to trade & sell their gear – Cape Town Second Hand Photography Gear. Just request to be part of the group and I’ll accept you.

my background

It wasn’t easy to get to where I’m at now, it took a LOT of late night editing – still does! (Btw 2/3am is my favourite time to work), juggling between 2 jobs and doing photography part time over the weekends. And there was a period I was studying in between too. But I had to work hard to afford my gear, as gear is sooo expensive. So when I finally saved up my first R30 000 to buy my first professional camera back then, you could have imagined my excitement. I kept on working in another direction, until end of 2015 when I decided to quit my job and head into my passion full time. I didn’t study photography, I spend hours with my camera, learning how to take photos in different modes, buying and reading books about photography, and watching endless YouTube videos about gear, Photoshop, shooting portraits, etc. It paid off =). You don’t need to study photography to be a photographer, you just need a passion for it.

Wonderful book that helped me understand a lot of things about photography:
Beyond Auto Mode – Jennifer Bebb

list of items

What brand do I shoot and why?

I am a Canon Shooter. I have loved them since I could remember. My first digital camera (was actually my dad’s but I saw it as mine ;D) was a Canon, and that is where the love started to grow.

What program do I edit with?

I adore Photoshop and edit with CS6.

What’s in my bag?
  • Canon 6D
  • Canon 5D Mark ii
  • Canon 70-200mm F2.8 II USM
  • Sigma art 50mm F1.4
  • Canon 24-70mm F2.8 L II USM
  • Canon 100mm F2.8 L IS USM
  • Canon 600 EX-RT Speedlight
  • Canon 580 EXII Speedlight
  • Phottix Strato TTL Transmitter
  • Phottix Strato TTL Receiver x2
What are my gear that I am saving up for?
  • Canon 600 EX-RT Speedlight (Want another one!)
  • Canon 5D Mark III
Last two cents:

Keep working hard towards your passion, give your everything, pray daily and ask God to be your strength. Set up a mood board, (I use to set my phone background to the gear item that I wanted, and it would encourage me daily to work harder to get it) place all the items you need and want on it, and work as hard as you can, saving a lot-even if you have to go a couple of months staying in and not hanging out, and give it your all to get to your goal. It IS possible!

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