who are you? my name is julia trotti and i am a fashion photographer & blogger.
what camera do you use? canon 5d mkii
what lenses do you use? in order of favourites: 85mm f1.2, 35mm f1.4 & 50mm f1.4.
are all the photos on this blog yours? most of the photos on this blog are mine, i will always put the source & click through link to my website if the photo is mine. i try to reblog non-fashion related photos to this blog, and my main inspiration blog for fashion/portrait reblogging is www.drunkandsad.tumblr.com
how do you edit your photos? i edit the colours of my photos in lightroom with colour presets i have available online at www.digitalfilmactions.com. then i open the pictures in photoshop and lightly (if anything) do a little bit of skin retouching. i like to keep my photos as natural as possible though, so i tend to avoid retouching as much as i can when it comes to my personal work.
how long have you been a photographer? i started taking photos when i was sixteen, but just for fun. it didn’t become something i wanted to do for a living until about three years ago.
what is your day job? i am proud to say that i am a full time photographer and my dream now supports itself without the need of a second job :)
how did you start booking jobs and working professionally? http://jtrotti.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/how-i-started-taking-pictures.html
do you have any siblings? yes, i have a younger sister.
what ethnicity are you? my parents were born in argentina, south america and i was born in australia. so i am half spanish, half aussie. my last name comes from my italian grandfather.
what video editing software do you use? how do you get the tone of your videos to look like your photographs? i use adobe premiere pro to put together my videos and to colour them. the program has an option to edit the rgb curves of the video, which i use to make them look like my photos!
what camera do you recommend for me? anything by canon that you can afford.
what lens should i buy? i recommend any prime lens. the 50mm f1.4 is a good starting lens. it’s not terrible quality like the 1.8 and it’s not anywhere near as expensive as the 1.2, so it’s a good in between. the 50mm is also a good focal length for getting a wide variety of photos - portrait, group shots, landscapes, documentary, etc. and i recommend prime lenses as they force you to physically move around to compose a good photo and they are way better quality than zoom lenses.