My name is Sara, and I’m 26 years old. I’m originally from Italy, but I currently live between NYC and London. Before becoming a photographer I was a contemporary dancer. I started doing photography only a year and a half ago, after I received a Canon 60 D as a present. From the very first click it was love at first sight! I knew Fashion photography was what I wanted to do with the rest of my life so I started setting up shoots weekly and I quickly developed a portfolio.
Shortly after that, I started shooting for magazines and clients in Europe and US.
Photography is not just a full-time job now, but my whole life. I couldn’t imagine living without it!
My Photography is really feminine and romantic. I love using natural light and shallow depth of field. If I’m in the studio, I prefer very simple lighting. Most of the time I use only 1 light (usually an Elinchrom Octa 175cm)
I started shooting with a Canon 60d and a Canon 50mm f/1.8. After a few months I upgraded to a Canon 5d mark ii and a Canon 85mm f/1.2, which i couldn’t live without! It’s my favorite lens ever. It helps me to translate my vision in a beautiful way. I love to shoot wide open and the quality that this lens gives me when I do is amazing.
Recently I started also using a Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 (courtesy of Canon) and I think it’s a great lens to use in case of reduced space.
I think shortly I will upgrade to the Canon 5d mark iii and to the newest version of my 85mm, a Canon 85mm f/1.2 mark ii. I would also like to add a Canon 50mm f/1.2 to my kit, i love prime lenses!
In the photo:
Canon 5d mark ii
Canon 85mm f/1.2
Canon 24-70mm f/2.8
Pocket Wizard Plus II
Business card+case (from moo.com)
Passport (I travel a lot, it’s one of my favorite things to do!)
Lipsticks (always present in any bag I own!)
iPhone (constantly on Instagram)
Inside Sara Melotti’s camera bag:
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