Benaissa El Yamani

My name is Benaissa El Yamani. I am 30 years old, and I live in the north of the Netherlands in Groningen. I never imagined that I was going to be a professional photographer.

Step by step I gained more experience. First I did the lightning, then editing, then I started to make some free work, doing shoots with models. I mostly take pictures of people. I love to shoot on location and just use whatever is around in the area. That’s how I get creative.

I mainly work as a wedding photographer, and besides that I often make portraits. I’ll never forget the first time I photographed a wedding all by myself. And now I don’t even know the number of weddings I photographed!

First I used a Nikon D4 camera with a Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens—a very good camera, and I made a lot of nice shots with it. Now I use the Panasonic Lumix GH5 and the Godox flash with tripod. I bought this camera because I can also use it to make short fashion films. The quality of the pictures and the films are really great. I’m happy that this camera can do both.

When I do a photoshoot at night I use continuous lightning with Manfrotto LED lights. Before I used a flash but it was hard to focus with my camera. So continuous lightning is a great option for me. My style of photography can be recognized by the way I use lightning.

And furthermore, I have a little collection of old cameras. I just use them for decoration. It’s amazing to see the development of cameras over the years!

Panasonic Lumix GH5
Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 ASPH Power OIS
iMo camera strap
Rollei Fotopro Compact Traveller No. 1 Titanium
• Jupio Direct Power Plus AA batteries Ni-MH – 4 stuks (2500 mAh)
• 2x Panasonic DMW-BLF19E
• Tripod
Crumpler Multi Half Photo Backpack (black / dark navy)
Lowepro Toploader Zoom 45 AW II
Cullmann Nanomax 290 Monopod includes Ball Head
Manfrotto MLS900S
Godox Witstro Multifunctional Softbox 480mm
Godox Witstro AD360 Kit PB960
Godox Witstro Beauty Dish with grid (305 x 115mm)
• Godox Speedlite D-holder
Godox FT-16 Wireless control set
Godox Witstro Protection Cap
Godox Q-Type Multifunctional Clip
Godox Umbrella Softbox

Inside Benaissa’s camera bag:

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