Category Archives: Photographers

My Gear : Canon 70-200mm 4.0L Lens

Last but certainly not least in the gear dept is the Canon 70-200 4.0L non IS! Check out my previous posts to learn more about the 50 1.2L, 35 1.4L and the 100 2.8L Macro. So yes you read that right I’m shooting with the 4.0 and not the 2.8! I shot all my weddings last...

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My Gear : Canon 100mm 2.8L Macro Lens

Next up is a lens that in the past I’ve used for one purpose but am now finding new ways to use on a wedding day!  It’s the Canon 100 2.8L macro!  If you been following this series you’ve read about my baby the 50 1.2L and my new friend the 35 1.4L, stay tuned...

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My Gear : Canon 35mm 1.4L Lens

Next up in my gear bag is the Canon 35 1.4L!  This is a new addition but I rented it first for my weddings in March to see if it would do what I wanted.  I planned the rental to cover the two weddings and an engagement session so I could make sure to give...

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My Gear : Canon 50 1.2L Lens

So I think it’s time to talk about gear!  I am a gear head but I’ve had to limit myself on what I purchase.  So I thought I’d take the next couple weeks to talk about my gear, what I use now, what I’ve used in the past and check out last weeks post to...

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Photographers : My Gear

Next week I’m going to roll out a new series talking about the gear I use for weddings and portraits!  I just finished a major gear overhaul so in that series I will cover what lenses I used in the past and what I’m using going forward and more importantly why.  I believe in most...

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I'm a Virginia born and raised photographer, DIYer, and educator sharing life, love and all my latest projects with you! Ready to chat about your photography needs - just click here!

xoxo, Melissa Arlena

diyer, sailor, mother, dog lover, military wife

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