Ana Paula Lobato

Hi! My name is Ana and I love to photograph people. The little details, moments, and everything that makes them unique…it all amazes me! That is why I started photographing weddings 8 years ago and ended up leaving my ‘’normal job’’ to live the dream! And it worked :)

I believe that in most cases, less is more. But for wedding photography I like to have options! When you know your gear well, it gives much more space to be creative without taking long to decide what to use.

I have used Canon since I was a kid (my mum had one), and it was a natural choice to choose a Canon Rebel as my first camera. After that I ended up buying a Canon 6D, and more lately, the mirrorless Canon R. I just love Canon skin tones!

For the lenses, I believe the fixed ones have much better quality and great apertures. And after all, photography is all about light, right?

Cameras
Canon 6D – great full-frame for an affordable price.

Canon R – lightweight and silent mode for church photography.

Lenses
Canon 24mm f/1.4L – perfect for getting close in the dance floor.

Canon 35mm f/1.4L – my favorite lens for all occasions. Allows wide photos and also close ones without much distortion.

Canon 50mm f/1.4 – close-ups and details.

Sigma Art 85mm f/1.4 – after my Canon 85mm broke on a wedding, I bought this lens to replace it and I don’t regret it! Very sharp (although heavy) and great for portraits.

Canon 135mm f/2L – perfect to make photos in moments or details when I cannot get too close (like in church) and also for portraits.

Lights/Triggers
Canon 600, 580 and 430EX – essential to create high-quality photos, and also to be creative. I use the 430 around the dance floor in different angles to give a 3D effect.

Yongnuo triggers – they are perfect to use off-camera flash, and not so expensive like the ones from Canon.

Yongnuo LED – makes my life easier when I need to make quick light and don’t have time to set the flash ready.

MagMod – I love MagMod accessories to make creative photos!

Bags/Straps
I use a ‘’cartucheira’’ around my waist to carry SD cards, batteries and prisms, for a quick reach.

Tripods
RRS BH-30 – Although I had more tripods in my life, I realized I don’t like to use them during weddings. Now, I have just this one in case I change my mind one day, or need it for holding the flash up.

Hardware & Software
Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to edit RAW photos.

No matter if you carry a lot of gear or just a little, you have to be comfortable with what you use. If you know your gear well, you can focus on the moments and let your creativity flow!

www.anapaulalobato.com | @anapaulalobatophoto

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