Franck Petit

Hello, my name is Franck Petit.

I’m a french wedding photographer based in the southwest of France. I work mostly throughout France.

I covered my first wedding in 2013 and since then I have never stopped. I love incredible moments full of emotions and love, and I think this is the best way to take these kinds of photos.

As a storyteller and a photojournalist, my goal is to build a wedding report as strong and sincere as possible. To be honest, humans are my only concern – I am not interested in photographing dresses, rings, castles, bouquets, even if I force myself to do it.

One of the first brands I used was Nikon and I totally fell in love with it. I like their constructions, the sound of their shutters, the high quality of their pictures…

My bag has evolved and I have used many models of cameras and lenses. I have worked for a long time with a Nikon D4 and a D750.

Cameras

Nikon Z6 (x2)
Recently I decided to switch to the new hybrid Nikon Z6 and I bought two of them. When I received them, my first reaction was, “What the hell! It’s incredible!”

Great construction, an excellent sensor for high quality and high sensibility, fast AF… I am going to have a lot of fun with this Nikon Z6.

Lenses

I’m a prime lens power user. Most of the time I shoot with a 50mm. I can say that I could cover a wedding with only this kind of lens: in my opinion, this is the best range for many situations because it’s really easy and natural to work with it.

I have bought a lot of models: Nikon 50mm f/1.8, Nikon 50mm f/1.4, the unbelievable Nikon 58mm f/1.4.

Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART
Currently it’s my best friend – what an amazing lens! Very fast, very sharp (it’s so incredible) but also this 50 is a little bit heavy.

I’m waiting for the new Nikkor 50mm f/1.2, hope it’s coming soon…

Like many photographers, I use different types of lenses to complete my set.

Nikon 24mm f/1.4
Its wide range is perfect to be very close and to capture emotions or to include in a scene many layers and many people.

Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART
I love using it during the getting ready or throughout the day when I need to be versatile.

Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Di
My oldest lens – I bought it when I began photography. During the day I use it for two or three pics (the famous rings that I hate to photograph).

Nikon 16-35mm f/4
If I work all day with prime lenses, when it’s time to go to the dancefloor I switch to this. I can be at the heart of the action to capture people’s energy.

🤖 Related: Nikon Lens Recommendations

Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR
It’s a beautiful model but so heavy. Most of the time I leave it in my bag.

Lights/Triggers

Nikon SB-600
My first light. You just need to put it on your camera; it works. SB-600 is small, light and powerful.

Yongnuo YN-568EX
I use it on my second camera. It’s a good choice when you want something powerful but not expensive.

Godox VN860II + X1T
I’m used to working with four lights around the dancefloor. This is the best way to create my own ambiance.

To conclude, if I were to repeat the words of a very famous photographer, it would be:
“The picture are there, and you just take them.” – Robert Capa.

www.franckpetit-photographe.fr| @franck_petit_photographe

Inside Franck Petit’s camera bag:

Nikon D4

Nikon Z6

Nikon D750

Nikon 50mm f/1.8

Nikon 50mm f/1.4

Nikon 58mm f/1.4

Nikon 24mm f/1.4

Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8

Nikon 16-35mm f/4

Tamron 90mm f/2.8

Sigma 50mm f/1.4

Sigma 35mm f/1.4

Nikon SB600

Yongnuo YN568EX

Godox VN860II

Godox X1T

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