Hello Friends, My name is Facundo Santana, I was born and raised in the southernmost city in the World: Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.
I started taking pictures of landscapes inspired by the nature that surrounded me, rivers, mountains, lakes and the whole spirit of the place. I’ve spent most of my early years there traveling, doing snowboard and working as a photographer.
Now I am a wedding and “life-moments” photographer here in Argentina, and what amuses me is that every wedding is unique. I really enjoy capturing every single moment, I love interacting with people, and also don’t stop clicking (most of the times both–clicking and capturing–happens at the same time).
Fortunately, I have travelled to several places and countries thanks to this job. I only take with me just the necessary equipment because of this. It is very useful to work with a small photographic gear that allows me to focus only on taking pictures.
I am a very active photographer, I like getting closer and getting away. That’s why the most used lens (90% for sure) is the 35mm; both Fuji and Canon are very versatile lenses and I believe that they can do everything without having to switch for another lens. Also, the 35mm do not distort the image.
This is the gear I actually use for work, but my idea is to shoot 100% with Fujifilm equipment:
Fujifilm X-T1: It’s small, light and fun, I love the process to shoot that camera.
Fujinon 23mm f/1.4 XF: 35mm equiv. My default lens. Love that focal.
Fujinon 18mm f/2.0 R: 27mm equiv. My fav lens to get closer shots at parties, it’s small and sharp. I use this on street photography as well.
Canon 5D Mark III: It’s a great and fast camera but heavy. I use it as a second body to shoot some moments at high ISO without flash.
Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM: Only for portraits.
Canon Flash Speedlite 430EX II / Just for parties with XT1 as direct flash and to play a lot with shutter dragging.
iPhone: I also use my iPhone for everyday pictures on the street or when I see something that interests me. I actually take pictures a lot with my phone and it represents a great tool for my constant practice.
Inside Facundo’s camera bag:
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