(Portland, OR) Check out Melissa's latest reel.
Melissa Toledo 2018 Photographer's Reel
Event Photographer Melissa Toledo unpacking belt system
Event Photographer Melissa Toledo unpacks her Belt System and reviews what gear she carries on photography gigs. Melissa likes using a Belt System when shooting events because she’s able to reach her gear quickly and it frees up her entire upper body so she can hold her camera better. The packed belt weighs in at 18-lbs.
Here are the items she’s using in this configuration.
• NIKON D810 w 24-120 f/4.0 LENS
• NIKON D810 w 70-200 f/2.8 LENS
• NIKON SB-900 SPEEDLIGHT
• POCKET WIZARD
• SHOT LIST
• BATTERIES / BLOWER / LENS PEN / CLOTH
• WALLET / ID TAG
• LIP STICK / PHONE / KEYS (not shown)
• THINK TANK MODULAR BELT SYSTEM:
- PRO SPEED BELT
- DIGITAL HOLSTER 20 V2.0
- DIGITAL HOLSTER 30 V2.0
- STROBE STUFF
- SLIM CHARGER
This is not an endorsement for Think Tank, but simply a discussion of what Melissa uses.
Thanks for watching! © 2018 Melissa Toledo. USA. http://www.MelissaToledo.com
Photographer Melissa Toledo Interviewed by Caroline Soria
(Portland, OR) May 8, 2017. I've done a couple of Career talks at Benson Polytechnic High School recently. I was honored when High School Senior, Caroline Soria-Ruiz asked if she could interview me for her "Passion Project".
Take a listen to hear how Caroline gets my perspective on photography and learns how it came to be.
01:04 What interests you about photography?
01:52 What was your path towards becoming a photographer?
02:44 Did you study photography or did you jump straight into it?
03:30 What is the one thing you wish you knew when you started taking pictures?
04:17 Why did you decide to freelance?
05:35 Whose work has influenced you the most?
08:34 Have you worked for any companies? Who?
09:50 Have you ever thought about shooting at weddings? Why or why not?
10:50 How do you make the clients feel comfortable in shoots? Or what technique do you use?
12:45 Which project is your most favorite?
14:04 What motivates you to continue taking pictures, economically, intellectually, or emotionally?
15:07 What are some challenges you face in photography?
16:42 What does photography mean to you?
17:38 What kind of cameras do you like to use? Why?
19:23 What is your favorite setting on a camera?
20:04 What do you like to shoot the most?
20:53 When and how did you learn the business side of photography?
21:50 What is your favorite photography genre?
22:19 Do you have any advice for aspiring photographers?