Daniel Diaz

Hola I am Daniel Diaz a Graphic Designer turned wedding photographer. I started photography with toy cameras such as Holga, Seagull TLR and so on, I have been shooting weddings since 2009. I blame my friends for getting me into this, many of them asked me to take their wedding pictures five years later here I am shooting weddings for a living and loving it!

I like to travel light and only have what i need. I used to travel with studio lights and big stands to a location, then in the end I didnt even use them due the time passing so quickly on a wedding day, so now I only carry what i must need to work with.

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Once i get to the location, I place two camera batteries, the Pee Wee (memorycard wallet), one flash and the Yongnuo YN560-TX manual flash controller trigger in the LowePro StreamLine so i can move around all day without carrying a big backpack.

Here’s the rest of the gear that I use.

Cameras:

Nikon D600
Nikon D610

I used Canon a few of years ago but I have since changed to Nikon because i wanted to have a full frame body. The Canon EOS 5d Mark II was a non-starter for me because of the poor AF performance. I already had an old Nikkor 35mm f2 lens that I had lying around and decided to get the D700 about two weeks before it was discontinued and I couldn’t have been happier back then. I really like how Nikon fulfills my geeky side with the many intuitive buttons and a more rugged style of camera and the D600 just fits my needs of having all the features I would ever need in a relatively small camera body.

Lenses:

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART series
Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G
Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G Special Edition

90% of the time i have the 35mm and the 85mm attached to the bodies, the 50mm is just for fun during some moments of the ceremony and the reception.

Lightning:

Two Yongnuo Speedlites YN560-III and a Yongnuo YN560-TX manual flash controller
MagMod Kit
Two Feit LED Flashlights

I am a new user of Yongnuo flashes and I have to say that I am very happy with them, of course they don’t compare to the dedicated flashes of Nikon but they get the job done and come at a super low price. I control them both when off camera with the Yongnuo YN560-TX super easy, power, zoom and gruop just with the touch of a button.

The Mag Mod comes in handy when i want to make a special set-up for a shot, maybe spotlight a wall.

The Feit LED flashlights have great output and give me a hard light to have some strang shadows and great back light.

Memory:

6x 16gb Lexar-Pro SD2 32gbTranscend SD4 16gb Pixtor Sandisk SD (these were a gift from my friend Martin Sedacca)

I keep all this in a ThinkTank Pee Wee Pixel Pocket Rocket. You can never have enough memory, right?

Accesories:

4 spare camera batteries
Giottos Rocket Blaster
Spider BlackWidow Camera Holster
Lowepro Lens Case 9x9cm
Lowepro Streamline 150 bag
Think Tank Airport Essentials Backpack
Notebook
Small Towel for the hot sunny destinations.
A photo of my son Emilio and me, that he secretly placed one time I went on the road with the words: “So you can remember me.”

Baby Eliza Not included

www.danieldiazphoto.com

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