Hi, my name is Susan Grimes and I am based in Holly Springs, North Carolina. I use photography as a motivator to get out and experience life with my family. I thrive on the challenge of making powerful images from our everyday little adventures.
I also have recently enjoyed teaching in the Click Photo School over at Click & Company.
Because I’m chasing kids and photographing from all angles, I keep my kit minimal. I own one body and three prime lenses.
Nikon D750 – This camera has been a workhorse for me with daily shooting over the past 3 years. It is not too heavy and the weather-sealing allows me to shoot in rain and snow. The dynamic range lets me easily capture indoor shots and the tilt screen helps me to avoid lying in muddy puddles when I want to catch those unique perspectives.
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art – I keep this lens on my camera 95% of the time. It allows me capture the action while keeping close to my family. I like the wide view for storytelling images. It is super sharp and quick to grab focus on fast moving kids. I use it both indoors and out.
Sigma 20mm f/1.4 Art – This lens is a recent addition to my kit, but I find myself using it over the 35mm more and more. I choose this lens when I want to exaggerate big skies, dynamic lines, and up-close action in an image.
Nikon 85mm f/1.4G – I pull this lens out when I want to isolate my subject from busy outdoor surroundings. I rarely shoot portraits, so I only use this lens when I have room to include both my subject and some environment in the frame.
Ona Brixton – This bag will fit all my lenses and my 13″ MacBook Pro .
Inside Susan’s camera bag:
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