( Image above is screenshot from Micah’s blog ).
The book has fourteen pages. Is currently being sold for 49 Australian Dollars ( approximately Rupess 2,500 ).
Page one is the cover with a photograph of Micah ( she’s HOT! )
Page two is a full page disclaimer with the following in paragraph two, “This publication is intended to only inform the reader of Micah Gianneli and her team’s personal choices of equipment, style and skills used to create the content displayed in this publication, on her website, social media pages and wherever her content is displayed.”
Page three is a preface.
Page four discloses camera, five discloses lens no. 1, six has photographs shot using lens no. 1 ( these photos have previously been published on her blog and / or Instagram ), seven discloses lens no. 2, eight has photographs shot using lens no. 2, nine discloses lens no. 3, ten has photographs shot using lens no. 3, page eleven discloses lens no. 4, twelve discloses flash, thirteen discloses mobile phone used and page fourteen is another photograph of Micah.
The book ends.
That above is my “review” of Micah Gianneli’s Photography Part I / Camera & Lenses.
I can’t recommend the “book” – it isn’t even a “book” as per my assessment and not just because it has only 14 pages. ( Disclosure : I requested for a refund within 12 minutes of purchasing it – didn’t get it. ) But I do have some alternative reading for you listed below – all free, more useful and helpful than the above.
( Pay attention to dodging & burning and also look at this technique if you have close up face photos : FX-Ray Skin Retouching )
I love Joey L’s work and he ( like most professional photographers ), shares his entire gear list on his website here.
( You can additionally Google for phrases like “Skin retouching in Photoshop” or “Dodging burning tutorials” or “Photographer camera gear” or “fashion blogger camera”, etc. and there’s a million pages for you to see – I’ve only shared the ones that I personally have found useful and are bookmarked whenever I need a reminder. )
I have shared the gear I use previously, many times on this blog and on social media. Here it is again :
- Cameras : Nikon D810 ( backup body is Nikon D800 )
- Lenses : 85mm 1.4 ( for EyesforPeople.com and for some of my own photos / street style ) + 24-70mm 2.8 ( most used lens of mine till date + 70-200mm 2.8 + 14-24mm 2.8 ( this is my least used lens – I prefer it for architecture photography but can get some lovely location portraits too ). I had bought a 50mm 1.8 also but that was complete trash because of the plastic construction – but can work for you if you’re an amateur. If you prefer prime lenses, I would recommend the 85mm 1.4 for sure – depending on what kind of photos you’re trying to make, you can also pick from the 50 / 35 / 20 mm 1.4s. I would say go for the 85 and the 35 and that’s it. Unless you’re going pro, in which case, happy shopping! These are expensive lenses.
- Speedlights : I have two Nikon SB 910 speedlights and one older Nikon SB 600. I tend to use 2-3 of these when I’m shooting products at the apartment studio. But I also love using them when out in the bright Sun – when I have to photograph someone and get blue out of an otherwise whitewashed sky.
- Mobile phone : Google Pixel XL ( I’ve written about it here extensively. The only use case where an iPhone performs better is when you’re trying to photograph a fashion week runway with a very bright spotlight on the model – the Pixel doesn’t capture detail as well as the iPhone does. But in every other use case, the Pixel is way better. )