Fer Juaristi

I picked up my first camera in high school. I asked my teacher if I could take it home for the weekend. He said yes. I took some (bad) pictures.

But that was also some of my best work. That was the work that helped me realize I wanted to live out of a camera for the rest of my life.

I wanted to make my camera a passport to other people’s lives. And needed my camera to mean total trust.

When I am living out of my camera, I need my clients to understand the kind of photographer they are getting. The husband, the father, the crazy guy who is treating their wedding as an experiment.

My kit:

Nikon Df with Sigma 35mm f/1.4
Nikon Df with Sigma 85mm f/1.4
Leica M6
An LED light & 2 flashes.

www.ferjuaristi.com

Inside Fer’s camera bag:


If you’d like to hear more about Fer, how he does business, gets bookings, markets his photography… then check out the interview with Andrew Hellmich on Photo Biz Xposed – if you add your details on this page he’ll send you the premium version of the interview.

19 Comments

  • Reply February 20, 2014

    Matt

    This has got to be the coolest kit I have ever seen. I feel burdened by the excess I am familiar with taking to each wedding/portrait/commercial and having not used half of it for the shoot.

    I listed to Fer’s podcast with Andrew Hellmich this week and he is a dude! This guy gets it so much and sees life from every practical angle. Total respect.

  • Reply February 20, 2014

    Jerzy Modrak

    Less to carry=less tired=more power to shoot awesome wedding photos!

  • Reply February 21, 2014

    Bob

    Is that not a sigma 35 on the left? I’m hoping I’m geek enough to have got this right?

    • Reply February 21, 2014

      Mark

      Yes it is Bob, great spot! Fer just corrected me too – apparently he uses the Sigma lenses.

  • Reply February 21, 2014

    Omar Berr

    Menos es mas. Grandioso Fer :) Te esperamos en Perú :)
    Por cierto ¿No que usabas Sigma? ¿Qué paso, regresaste a Nikon?

  • Reply February 21, 2014

    Eder Acevedo

    Why the yongnuo triggers were not mentioned, they are great…!!

    • Reply February 22, 2014

      Mark

      AH, I was trying to work out what those things were :p

    • Reply April 14, 2014

      Alberto Catania

      Hello Eder, Sorry, which Youngnuo are those for Nikon? YN-602?? Are those for Manual work only?
      Thank you so much. Alberto

  • Reply February 21, 2014

    Nicholas Purcell

    It’s rare to have a lightbulb moment online….this was it. Thank you thank you thank you. (I’m so sick of lugging lots of gear).

  • Reply February 21, 2014

    steven

    what camera bag is that?

    • Reply March 8, 2014

      Guillaume

      Langly Bag :)

  • Reply February 22, 2014

    Martino - Studio Boda

    Great choice, keep it simple. I’d like to try the nikon DF soon. Be happy!

  • Reply February 25, 2014

    Peter Azor

    The awesomest kit of them all.
    BTW, the photos are ‘just’ the same :)

  • Reply February 26, 2014

    LUIS MARTINEZ ABAD

    Fer, tu equipo es reducido y pequeño pero tu y tus fotos son grandes, muy grandes, estoy seguro que tu y tus fotos se entraran a formar parte de la historia de la fotografia, grande eres muy grande, ………….sed feilices.

  • Reply March 3, 2014

    Sara

    I love this! Fer’s perspective is always so refreshing. It’s great to see him being so successful all while doing his own thing!

  • Reply March 12, 2014

    Jason Mark Harris

    I am hoping Canon are gonna come up with a large mirrorless retro full frame body. as will be investing in one. Have my Holdfast strap on order. :-)

  • Me encanta el kit de Fer! es increíble lo que puede hacer con tan poco!
    saludos desde Córdoba ;)

  • Reply August 7, 2014

    Paolo

    A very stylish and light set up!
    And, what more do you actually need – it’s got me thinking : )

  • Reply January 2, 2015

    Joaquin Fotografo Paris

    So simple, so effective.

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