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Inside My Digicam Bag | Miles Witt Boyer


Hey! I’m Miles. I assume Miles Witt Boyer, in case you’re within the picture business.

I’m an Arkansas-based luxurious marriage ceremony photographer, the founding father of a rad picture neighborhood known as the Photographic Collective, a Fujifilm World Ambassador, and a accomplice alongside a number of of the good picture manufacturers round.

Oh ya, and I host a podcast and government produce one other, all constructed round serving to photographers and videographers develop wholesome mindsets and stronger communities.

It’s protected to say after 5 hundred weddings in forty-two US states and fourteen nations, I’m a bit obsessive about this complete gig, however the fact of the matter is that I genuinely really feel like I’m simply discovering my rhythm.

Cameras

Fujifilm GFX 100S – that is the smaller little brother to the GFX100 (which I additionally carry). This factor is 102MP of medium format gold. It has essentially the most lovely coloration science ever launched and has completely remodeled the way in which I shoot all the pieces.

These Fujifilm GFX techniques aren’t quick, they’re intentional. Asking artists to proactively shoot on function as an alternative of to react and spray down a scene.

Between the standard of the recordsdata and the change in tempo, I can say all the pieces about my work has modified since I first picked up one among these cameras.

Fujifilm GFX50R – that is my favourite digital camera ever! It’s tremendous gradual, completely lovely, and the 50mp medium format file is unbelievable. It was my absolute gateway into medium format digital, and I’ll by no means fully put it down.

Fujifilm X-T4v – my snappy little buddy. The X sequence cameras modified the entire business once they got here out ten years in the past, and this X-T4 is by far the very best. It’s quick, reactive, and full of the colour Fujifilm is so well-known for. Its my go-to for shortly altering scenes like dance flooring or sporting occasions.

Fujifilm X100V –  my experience or die. This digital camera by no means leaves my aspect. It has shot all the pieces from million-dollar weddings with me to Disney holidays with my children. It’s a whole skilled digital camera stuffed into the tiniest little physique ever.

Lenses

I carry a LOT extra lenses, however these are my favorites.

Fujifilm GF63mm f/2.8 –  my absolute favourite Fujifilm G sequence lens! It’s a 50mm full body equal and simply sees the world the identical manner as I do.

Fujifilm GF80mm f/1.7 –  the Magic lens. I don’t understand how Fujifilm constructed this lens to really feel fashionable and nostalgic on the similar time, however the recordsdata by means of it are all the time buttery tender in transition with great fall-off however tack sharp in focus.

Fujifilm GF45mm f/2.8 –  the 35mm full body equal you must carry. It’s so sharp and so fast, particularly for a medium-format lens.

Fujifilm GF 110mm f/2.0 –  the portrait monster. It’s simply lovely, all the time sharp and ideal.

Fujifilm XF 16mm f/1.4 –  I LOVE this X sequence lens! It’s simply nice how shut I can get with an X sequence digital camera and never postpone “photographer” vibes, and this lens lets me get proper contained in the motion.

Fujifilm XF 35mm f/2.0 –  that is nonetheless my favourite X sequence lens. So dependable and all the time so sharp. To not neglect, it’s so cool trying, one thing all Fujifilm photographers know issues.

Lights/Triggers

Profoto A10 – I do know they’re costly, however it’s simply the right flash!

Godox AD200 – these items are such workhorses. I take advantage of them for all the pieces from dance flooring lighting to industrial strobes with massive modifications, and between the ability and the scale, they only can’t be overwhelmed.

FotoDiox Sky Filler – the good LED panel equipment. They’re tender and highly effective and really easy to pack down for journey.

Luggage/Straps

Holdfast Gear Cash Maker – I’ve been on the HF professional staff for years, and the Cash Maker is the unique twin harness. No, critically – Matt owns the PATENT. Isn’t that rad? I simply love the type of these items. I feel I’ve fourteen completely different variations and colours.

Palms down, my favourite is our new unique PHOTOCO version (we’re the one model HF has allowed for an unique). They arrive with black straps, chestnut accents, and black {hardware}, and it’s the right approach to gown up a swimsuit on a marriage day.

All of my luggage are from Holdfast. I like the Roamographer for type factors, the Quiver for practicality, and the Sightseer backpack for loading a lot of gear. I’ll even carry the Roamographer Weekender once I’m touring on the street.

SKB Circumstances make the one rolling case that I’ve discovered that has a stand-alone padded bag within it. That signifies that when the flight attendant tries to drive you to place your cameras beneath the airplane, you possibly can pop your gear out and hand her the onerous case and smile.

Tripods

I carry a Manfrotto, however except we’re capturing industrial work, I don’t even pack one.

{Hardware} & Software program

I edit all the pieces by means of Lightroom and Photoshop.

I completely love Luminar and the way in which they’ve built-in AI to offer seamless modifying however not in a takeover form of manner.

Narrative Choose and Publish are my BFF; Choose helps me cull shortly, and Publish makes positive my blogs are Web optimization-flexed and look wonderful. 

I additionally love Honeybook as a CRM, and Squaremuse is one thing I’m obsessive about for web site design.

All of our shopper work is culled by means of Pic-Time, and I simply adore Archipelago Presets.

There’s all the time a JBL speaker in my bag plus Audio ear pods in my pocket as music is a big a part of my inventive course of. I like to hold an Instax Printer to wow folks a bit with the tangible.

I’m a little bit of a well being nerd, so my Whoop Strap is sort of a mini supercomputer that tells me when and if I’m pushing myself too onerous. There’s nearly all the time a That’s It bar in my case, together with Advil and an power drink, further cologne, Altoid Mints, and hair spray.

Last Phrases

Think about feeling abandoned on an island surrounded by tens of millions of different islands throughout you, and your knee deep in water. You merely must stroll by means of the water to go meet the entire different folks. That’s the picture business lately.

Should you’re feeling remoted or buried compared and impostor syndrome, or actually simply insecure about whether or not your work is any good, what you want is neighborhood.

Not the previous crotchety communities stuffed with Inventive Criticism that simply makes you’re feeling silly and nugatory however sincere relationships with creatives who see you, care about you and worth your views.

The Photographic Collective might completely be that place for you, and it’s free to hitch – however even when it’s not, discover somebody. Cease making an attempt to persuade your self that you simply’re higher alone, you’re not. There’s a complete rad, playful, inventive world of associates on the market ready so that you can present up and have a drink with us.

www.MilesWittBoyer.com@mileswittboyer



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