Ebuka Mordi

I am Ebuka Mordi, a Nigerian based portrait and fashion photographer. Over the past six years, I have been actively learning and growing from various individuals in my field of passion. I developed an interest in photography when I sought ways to preserve the moments granted to us by nature in its calm and nostalgic way.

Main Gear Talk

I started out on an iPod 5th gen for the first few months of my career. I then saved up for my first DSLR the Nikon D60 in 2015. Well, the camera was really a step forward for me despite the throwbacks like the fake lens that was switched out during delivery and the quality of images.

This forced me to actively pursue knowledge on Photoshop and Lightroom editing to help improve the images I was getting. I made a little money from the few clients I had on the Nikon and then upgraded to the Canon T5i Rebel in 2020.

My minimal setup provokes creativity and thinking out of the box. I recently got the Canon 6d Mark II after selling off my old gear. Gear honestly does not matter and as a friend once said, “There is no preset to storytelling” which means no matter the gear you use, it cannot tell stories for you.

Cameras

iPod 5th Gen – It was all I could get my hands on back then.

Nikon D60 – It was all I could afford back then.

Canon T5i Rebel – I absolutely fell in love with it as it was a much bigger upgrade to the Nikon D60.

Canon 6D Mark II – It was just a logical choice when picking out a full frame camera after years of shooting on crop sensor gear.

Lenses

Tamron 11-16mm f/2.8 – This was the Nikon mount lens I got really cheap from a used gear store while I used the Nikon D60. The wide angle shots were insane and really creative.

Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 – The Canon mount replacement of the Tamron which I got from the same store. Wide angle shots give room for a lot of creative inputs and ideas.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 – A cheap prime lens to go with the full frame camera. As a portrait photographer, it is only reasonable to pack a bunch of prime lenses in your bag.

Lights/Triggers

Eirma Led fill lights – Which I use mainly for Zoom calls and a few creative portraits.

Bags/Straps

A casual Nike knapsack.

Tripods

Yuteng tripod for cameras.

Ustine 7070 stand for Led light.

Hardware & Software

I use a HP Pavilion laptop with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

Misc.

Power bank for my phone.

Final Words

Creativity is subject to an individual’s response to certain circumstances and pressures. Don’t give up on achieving what you visualize for yourself and a project.

www.ebukamordi.com | @ebuka_mordi

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