My photography Wishlist!

December 14, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

This one is perfect for the photographer in your life! 

 

My wish list! 

 

Greetings, fellow shutterbugs, and welcome to the most wonderful time of the year! As the holiday season unfurls its magical tapestry, we find ourselves surrounded by opportunities to capture the essence of joy, love, and all things merry. In the spirit of sharing the excitement that comes with unwrapping creativity, I present to you a carefully curated Christmas wish list for photographers. Whether you're a seasoned pro or an aspiring artist, let's dive into a world of gear dreams, innovative gadgets, and must-haves that will elevate your craft to new heights. Get ready to add a touch of photographic enchantment to your festive season—because after all, what better way to celebrate the holidays than through the lens of boundless inspiration? Let the countdown to a photographer's dreamy Christmas begin! 📷🎄✨

Who doesn't love an instant camera! I have two lol but this one sorta looks like a reel 35mm film camera and I cant help but put it on my list! 

FUJIFILM Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic Instant Film Camera

You NEED the film with that guy so add that as a stocking stuffer. 

 

Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Camera Film: 20 Shoots Total

Going to a photo store to get your sensor cleaned can be $$$ - with this kit you can do it yourself and save yourself some cash 

Altura Photo Professional Cleaning Kit

 

Ok, I'm a fanny pack girly - so this is CLUTCH - pun fully intended. 

https://kindlycamerabags.com/products/the-photographers-fanny-pack?variant=42101150777515

A must. Need I say more? 

For an extra little something - add a new SD card too! you can NEVER have too many. 

 


12 Slots Portable SD Micro SD Memory Card Case,

 

I have one of these and it's lasted me years. Sometimes you don't want to lug around your camera bag. You just want to drop your camera and extra battery in a cute tote and keep it moving. 

Greeney Camera Insert Bag

 

As the festive lights twinkle and the air buzzes with the spirit of the season, I find myself immersed in the joy of sharing this Christmas wish list with you, fellow photography enthusiasts. May your holidays be adorned with the perfect blend of creativity and inspiration, whether you're unwrapping that dream camera or discovering new perspectives through a lens. From the click of the shutter to the warmth of shared moments, may your frames be filled with the magic of the holidays. Wishing you a Merry Christmas filled with captivating compositions, endless photo adventures, and the timeless beauty that only a photographer's heart can capture. Cheers to a season framed with love, laughter, and the pursuit of that perfect shot!


My Camera Gear Breakdown

November 14, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

As promised on my Instagram post... here are my go-to camera gear essentials that have elevated my photography game:⁣

 

 

Embarking on a journey through the fascinating world of camera gear is like entering a realm of endless possibilities, creativity, and boundless exploration. I vividly remember the time when I was an absolute newbie in this universe, completely clueless about terms like ISO, aperture, and shutter speed. If you're in the same boat, fear not! I've been right there with you, and let me tell you, the transformation from camera novice to gear aficionado is nothing short of magical. And yet - I still feel like there will ALWAYS be something to learn. Some see this as discouraging but in reality it is so EXCITING! technology changes every day and we should be thrilled to get to witness it. 

 

My personal transformation began with a simple, yet powerful tool that you probably already have at your fingertips: YouTube. The plethora of video tutorials available on this platform is a treasure trove of knowledge, waiting for you to unlock its secrets. Pair that with blogs like the one you're reading now, and you've got yourself a formidable arsenal of information. But what really sets the stage for a successful photography journey is a supportive community. Thankfully, I had the privilege of having photographer friends who welcomed me with open arms, instead of gatekeeping the secrets of the craft.

And then, there's social media – a double-edged sword. It can be a rabbit hole of inspiration, a place where you can discover the works of talented photographers, and even get direct insights into their gear choices. Below you will find my current gear and you might be surprised as to how simple it really is. Some photographers lean heavily on the technical aspects, obsessing over pixel-perfect sharpness and mastering the intricacies of gear. On the flip side, there are those who are unapologetically artsy, focusing on mood, emotion, and storytelling through their images. The beauty of photography lies in its versatility, allowing room for both these approaches, and everything in between. There's no right or wrong way to capture the world through a lens. So, whether you're drawn to the technical details or you're an unabashed lover of the artistic, embrace your unique style, because in the end, it's your vision that makes your photographs truly special.

For Photography & Sometimes video:  I mainly use my Sony A7iii. This is my ol’ faithful. (I dropped it this past summer so I might be needed an upgrade in the coming year or two but not until I definitely have to) I love mirrorless. I tried it mostly because I was hiking with my camera a lot and it was so much just carrying a heavy camera around with me along with everything else and my dog. It’s light and fast. It’s got great continuous focus and maybe it’s just me but the images just feel crisper. Oh! I also like that you can silence the shutter and the option to turn off the red light when you focus. 

Sony a7 III Mirrorless Came

For travel - This one’s my new baby - The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
I LOVE this little point and shoot. It fits in my little fanny pack and the images come out so good. It’s use to lug around my maine camera on trips but now all I have to take is my point and shoot. It’s so worth it especially if your other hand is occupied with caring a suitcase, someone’s hand or a dog on a leash. Legit even fits in your pocket. 

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Digital Camera

For GRWM and other reel related things - no secret here - my iPhone 14 Pro has been a very good options for this. Especially with phone editing apps - it’s so fast just to quickly cut things together and post right then and there. 

 

Remember, the gear you choose should always align with your creative vision and the type of photography you're passionate about. Whether you're a street photographer, a landscape enthusiast, a portrait artist, or an all-around adventurer, there's a perfect combination of camera and lenses out there waiting for you. My journey has been a constant evolution, guided by experimentation and discovery, and it's a reminder that photography is about more than just the gear—it's about storytelling, emotions, and the love for the craft. So, don't be afraid to explore, learn, and adapt your gear to your ever-evolving needs. In the end, it's the images you create and the moments you capture that truly matter, regardless of the equipment you use. Happy shooting, my fellow photographers! 📷✨

 

 


Meet my friends!

June 10, 2022  •  2 Comments

A few weeks back myself and two of my friends decided to do a quick photoshoot. Photographers on Photographers so to speak. 

Let me introduce you to two badass, talented and beautiful people inside and out. 

 

Meet Tracy! 

We met a few years ago and i LOVE her energy. She can make anyone feel comfortable in front of the camera. I mean that! She's funny and energetic and will have you laughing the entire time. Let me let HER introduce herself to you!

"extroverted by nature and proficient at balloon arches. I love traveling (don't we all?) and fancy myself an OK writer." That's Tracy being modest IMO. 

Here are a couple of snaps I took of her on this very fun girl's shoot. 

 

Next up: Savannah! 

"an eternal optimist, a lover of nature, and animals; " THERE IS NO LIE Savannah is all these things and more. If you google her name - you will immediately
be blown away by her photography. If you ever get to meet her in person, you will be immediately be blown away by her immense heart.

 
Love these photos I shot of her that day!

...and finally, it's an honor to not only know these two women as friends but also be able to collaborate with them in photography. Here are some of my favorites taken by them! 

Also, How cute is my little "Mama" bracelet from The Little Words Project

Which by the way I have a discount code for you! 

Use code: MIMIGABES  for 15% off your purchase! and get someone you love words that mean something <3

https://littlewordsproject.com/
 

 

 


Puerto Rico - a few days back home <3

June 06, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Let's start in my backyard. This is the home my grandparents built. The yard I ran around in. The fruit we would eat. 


I even got brave and tried my hand at Manual film photography. As you can see I could use some practice. But Practice i shall! 

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If you've followed my journey for a while, you've seen this beach before. 

One of our favorites for the pier which we occasionally jump off from, the rocky lined ocean and the warm,  calm waters. 

On 35mm

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On 35mm Film

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On 35mm Film

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250 Main Hotel - Rockland, Maine

November 16, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

You can't go wrong with a little Rockland getaway. Cute town, great shops, by the water and yummy Maine food! We stayed at the 250 Main Hotel for the weekend and we took the whole pack with us. Greg, Me, little bub and Bella. The room was so comfortable with more than enough space for all of us and I can't forget to mention the HEATED floors in the bathroom! Game - changer! 

We kept it simple and low key, staying around the area since we had two little bubs in tow. But honestly, our stay was so cozy and accommodating, it was the perfect place to eat, drink, chill on the rooftop or by the fire in the lobby. 

 

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