Published on October 3rd, 2018 | by Alison Barclay0
Pro Team: Sara Clausnitzer
Our Pro Team are a fantastic group of talented photographers, many of whom have used 3 Legged Thing tripods and accessories for several years. In the coming months, we will be introducing you to the different members of the team, using short Q&As to give you some insight into how they work, what equipment they use, and how they became professional photographers.
Next in the series is Sara Clausnitzer, a commercial photographer who specialises in interiors and real estate.
What is your earliest memory of handling a camera?
“Believe it or not, it was during my elective photography course back in college when I was planning on becoming an animator.”
Was there a single event that made you decide to become a professional photographer?
“I guess it depends on how you define a “professional photographer”. I considered myself a professional photographer while I still had a day job but I made small changes… how I communicated with clients changed, I had a better grasp on my invoicing and preparing for taxes and I managed my time a lot better. All these small changes made it easier for me when I decided to focus on my business full time.”
What is your favourite location to capture?
“I love photographing kitchens. It’s great seeing new ways builders and designers create functional spaces that are also beautiful.”
Social media – love it or hate it?
“I think social media is a great way to connect with others and network. It’s been mainly a positive experience for me resulting both in friendships and clients through it, but you really need to be able to manage your time well. When I had a full time job and shot for fun (or occasionally, extra income) it was a great way to be inspired, learn from others and share your work. Now as a full time freelancer, homeowner, wife and mother – I really need to prioritize. I still share my work online, but I’ve cut down on how many social media channels I use and how long I spend on them each day.”
Favourite camera you have ever used or owned, and why?
“It would be my current camera, the Sony A7ii. Better build than the first version, love the EVF. Tilt screen is great for setting up shots at a different perspective and I can control it remotely through my phone or iPad.”
What’s in your kit bag?
“Here’s what I’ll pack for an Interior shoot. If I’m doing portraits or a family session, it’s usually 2 cameras and 2 lenses (the 55 and 35)
- HP Spectre Pro 13” 2-in-1 Laptop
- Sony A7ii & Sony A7
- Peak Design Slide
- 3 Legged Thing AirHed Switch
- 3 Legged Thing QR11-LC
- Flashpoint StreakLight 360 Flash
- 2 x Flashpoint Zoom Li-on Manual R2 Flashes
- 3 Legged Thing Albert Tripod & Brian
- iPad Mini
- Xuma 11000 mAh Portable Power Pack
- Bosch GLM 30 100ft. Laser Measure
- Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 Lens
- Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens
- Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART Lens
- Flashpoint R2T 32 Channel 2.4 GHz Manual and HSS Transmitter
- Romany + King Wallets to hold my MOO business cards
- Think Tank Cable Management 20 bag
- 3 Legged Thing Trent Monopod
- Think Tank Battery Holder
- Think Tank Pixel Pocket Rocket”
Name 5 essential items in your photography bag.
“Backup Camera, Batteries & Memory Cards, Business Cards and Gum”
Are there any strange/unusual items in your photo bag? Household bits?
“Nothing out of the ordinary really: gum, notebook, sharpies, and a phone full of podcasts to listen to if I’m working solo.”
How would you describe your style of photography?
“Clean, crisp and not afraid of shadows.”
What is one question you’d like to be asked and never have been?
“Would you like to meet David Lynch for a coffee?”
All Photos ©ARAS Imaging/Sara Clausnitzer