Photographer FAQ


 

GENERAL:

Where did you study?
Stellenbosch Academy

Which photographers do you admire?
Richard Avedon, Ben Hassett, Elena Ivskaya, Zhang Jingna / zemotion, Mario Testino, Rankin, Annie Leibovitz, Petra van Raaij, Patrick Demarchilier, Ellen von Unwerth, CALEB & GLADYS, Justin Dingwall, Julia Kuzmenko, Ana Dias, and Peter Lindbergh.

Is your hair really pink?
Yes.


TECHNICAL:

Do you shoot Canon or Nikon?
Canon.

What’s in your bag?
CAMERAS AND LENSES:
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 24-70mm f2.8 L
Canon 70 – 200mm f2.8 L

LIGHTING:
Canon 580 EX II Speedlight
Canon 430 EX II Speedlight
Phottix Umbrella and Deep Octa
Collapsible reflector x 2
Phottix Strato II Wireless Flash Triggers
Rogue Speedlight colour gels

Which software do you edit your images with and how?
I have optimised my workflow around my tried and tested favourites: Adobe Bridge and Adobe PhotoshopPhotoshop will always be my go-to because of the labour-intensive and precise, detailed retouching work I do so I prefer not to have unnecessary steps in-between the initial review process and the final product.

Do you prefer location or studio?
I am trained and competent in both, but I must admit that a good location just adds so much to a photograph. Working on location lends itself to endless possibilities concept-wise and therefore suits my style best, but I do love the technical aspects of working in studio as well.

Who built your website?
The awesome folks over at Digital Presence SA!


WORKSHOPS:

I do not offer workshops at this moment, but I am available for one-on-one mentoring sessions and as a guest speaker for expos and art students. Contact grethe@grethephoto.com for more information.