Yiannis Sotiropoulos

Greetings. I have been a professional wedding photographer since 2010. Photography has always been something I greatly enjoy.

Wherever I travelled, I always carried a camera with me so that I could keep some images of the places I visited. Then, at some point, a very dear friend of mine asked me to help him with a wedding as a second shooter.

The rest is history.

I realized that day how much I like photographing weddings and how much fun I have while doing it. From that day forward, it was me who was asking to help and I was really very happy, every single time, until my hobby eventually became my profession.

In the beginning, without having any special technical knowledge but simply following my enthusiasm, I started doing weddings – attempting to document and capture real moments and emotions. That is what I love about weddings.

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I started off with the Canon 30D and along the way I ended up using two Canon 5D Mark IIIs.

Last year I changed to a Sony system, so my standard kit is now one Sony a9 and one Sony a7III with the Sony 35mm f/1.8 and Sony 85mm f/1.8 as standard lenses.

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My third standard lens is the Sony 55mm f/1.8. Another lens I use for wide shots and for parties is a Samyang 24mm f/2.8. I love to work with prime lenses.

As my third and backup camera, using it at some parties, I use the old Canon 5D Mark III paired with a Canon 24-70mm f/4 lens.

I mainly try to work with natural light. However, for receptions and other instances for which it is required, I have my GODOX TT685s flash for Sony and the GODOX Xpro-S trigger.

Furthermore, I also use the YONGNUO 600 EX-RT that I got from Canon.

MagMod professional flash kit is one more tool I always have with me, which provides me with a wide range of capabilities during a night shoot or during a wedding reception.

The bag I use is an ONA Camps Bay. Also inside is my DELL 13’ XPS laptop and my Samsung T5 portable SSD for backing up files.

www.yiannissotiropoulos.com | @yiannissotiropoulos

Inside Yiannis’s camera bag:

Sony a7R III

Canon 5D Mark III

Canon 30D

Sony 35mm f/1.8

Sony 85mm f/1.8

Sony 55mm f/1.8

Samyang 24mm f/2.8

Canon 24-70mm f/4

GODOX TT685s

GODOX Xpro-s

YONGNUO 600 EX-RT

MagMod professional flash kit

ONA Camps Bay

DELL 13’ XPS

Samsung T5 portable SSD

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