Hello! We are a photographer duo situated in Belgrade, Serbia.
We both have had a passion for photography throughout our lives and have merged our styles and interests into the photography we make today. Every photo we take is a team effort, which means that from the conception of an idea to the post-editing it will be influenced by both of us.
Photography makes us slow down and dive into a moment, or become aware of a detail that would have otherwise possibly gone unnoticed; it is also an incentive to go through experiences such as exploring new places.
We strive to use photography as a mode of expression, often of elements that are difficult to share through words. In this period, our gallery is for us a little world of our own, a pocket of silence and magic in the turbulence of every-day life.
The gear we use is quite minimal. We like to use natural light and the surrounding elements to create the right lighting for our photos. Occasionally we will use a Sunbounce like the Calumet 81cm Zip-Disc when there is no other option. It is very light and easy to carry around and we will take it with us whenever we go on an outdoor shoot.
The camera we use is the Canon EOS 6D with the Canon BG-E13 battery grip if we are anticipating a long shoot. We have a flash, the Speedlite 430EXIII-RT that we only use when we do events, which we rarely do since our focus has shifted to Fine Art photography, but if we need it, it is there.
And then there are the lenses …
We started with the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens and fell in love with the shallow depth of field and beautiful portraits it produced. It was an affordable first lens and served us well for a long time, it still does whenever we are not using the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Lens.
The 35mm is in one word – fantastic. It is incredibly sharp and the bokeh is smooth and it creates incredibly dreamy images that, thanks to the wider angle, make the viewer really dive into the image.
For more distant portraits, especially outside, we use the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens. It’s also incredibly sharp and thanks to the fantastic image stabilisation it is possible to shoot at relatively low light without getting blurry images.
We prefer to shoot out of hand but sometimes a tripod is unavoidable, for this scenario we have a simple Silk F630 tripod. It is light, no-nonsense, and easy to handle.
We keep a backup of all our edited photos (in jpg) on our portable SSD, the Samsung Portable T5 500GB, while the photoshop files are kept on multiple hard drives labeled by year.
We do all our editing on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013). It is not the youngest, but with its i7 processor and 16gb of ram it is more than enough for our photo editing needs.
Recently we have acquired a fog-machine, the BeamZ S1500, to create certain effects in our photos and we are loving it.
We have two camera bags, the smaller Case Logic FLXB-102M for the basics and the Manfrotto 3N1-35 PL for long trips where we take almost all our equipment.
The small one is my favourite – it is divided in two compartments and allows you to store a book, sweater, etc. in the top compartment while reserving the bottom part for camera gear. The big one however can fit two cameras, all our lenses, and it has a special slit for the MacBook.
www.chrononautphotography.com | @chrono_naut
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