Jerome Cole

Wedding | Last Updated: January 28, 2021

Hey there – I’m Jerome!

I’m a wedding photographer based in Melbourne, Australia. I love what I do; there is so much creative freedom, and I love the flexibility of working for myself.

I originally graduated Art School as a painter, but after spending time teaching multi-media at a school for kids with intellectual disabilities, my own love of photography grew. After shooting a few friends’ weddings over ten years ago I was hooked. It’s been a crazy journey ever since!

As much as I love shooting, I also love gear. My car is typically overflowing with stuff, despite my best intentions to ‘travel light’. I also love to be prepared for any situation, and I guess that part of my personality wins out.

My main camera is the Nikon D850 and it’s a beast. The file quality is incredible, and it’s so fast to operate. My fave lens for sure is the Nikon 58mm f/1.4G, which is more about character than sharpness, and I love that it’s slightly longer than 50mm. I shoot it wide open and take most of my portraits with it. It’s also the reason my 85mm stays in the boot for most of the day.

I usually end my coverage with a long exposure hero shot, and my go-to lens is the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G. I use the Profoto B1 with a tungsten filter and grid to light the couple, then often run around having way too much fun with the pixelstick. One of my best purchases has been the Gitzo tripod as it’s light and functional, yet sturdy.

I use the Profoto A1 as a back light during the first dance and the two Nikon speedlights to catch the crazy dance floor action.

Nikon D850
Nikon D750
Nikon D4 (used to take the photo)

Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G
Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8ED
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 v2
Nikon 35mm f/1.4G
Nikon 58mm f/1.4G
Nikon 85mm f/1.4G
Nikon 105mm f/2.8D Macro

Nikon SB 900
Nikon SB 910
Profoto A1
Profoto B1
Profoto medium silver umbrella
Profoto OCF white beauty dish
Profoto OCF colour correction kit and grid set
Profoto trigger
Icelight x2(LED light)
Rotolight (LED light)
Pixelstick (for light painting)

Gitzo Traveler Carbon Fibre Tripod Kit
Diffusion FX (Mist in a can)
Custom SLR straps
Thinktank Airport Takeoff bag

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1 Comment

  1. Scotty Straatmann on February 14, 2019 at 1:08 am

    Great images and a very nice gear setup!

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