Whats In My Studio – Isaac Renteria

Originally this topic was called ” What`s in my bag” but because I rarely do outdoor photography; I will show you the gear I use the most in my studio. I’m not a fan of fancy photography gear so I think I have only what I really need. 

stuck-in-plastic
When talking about main light, I prefer continuous light rather than strobes so having rectangle soft boxes is elemental. Recently I have bought a Yongnuo LED ring light with I found very useful when photographing small pieces such as lego parts. It’s a cool light (5000 k) and doesn’t modify the colors of the subject. Because of its poor  you can get a really nice macro photograph with complete black backgrounds. Also I like to experiment with all kinds of light sources like candles, mini led lamps, led pointers (specially for light painting), tablet monitors, etc.
softboxes
led-ring-and-reflectors
I have some external flashes, a couple of Yongnuo and a couple of Mcoplus. The difference between them is that Mcoplus are HSS flashes that means the flash and camera can synchronize in high speed (8000/sec) I used them in high speed photography such as water splashes, paint and burst. The Yongnuo is used basically to highlight and as a fill light. I always use Yongnuo TTL transceivers for synchronizing all flashes.
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I have two cameras; Nikon D5100 and D810. I feel more comfortable using the D5100 I guess it’s because I have been using it for almost eight years. Now that I’ve been printing big formats I must to use the D810 and leave the D5100  for the experimental photography. I almost forgot; I also use three Nikon lenses for toy photography; macro 40 mm, 35mm and 50mm. 
cameras
Other gear that I always use is light reflectors; some are bought but others are DIY projects.  I like to experiment with mirrors, paper boards, aluminum foil, frosted glass panes etc.
foamboard
As you can see in the photos there`s a toy cabinet in the studio, I thinks it’s the best way to keep at hand toys and props for photography sessions. I must admit that I have a big problem buying and stockpiling items that could help in compositions like aquarium
rocks, geometric wood shapes, mini lamps, marbles, all kind of rubbers, a huge amount of color paper, paints, glass bottles and junk that I consider “interesting”. Usually I shoot Raw and make the necessary adjustment in Photoshop CS6.
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Well, I think that pretty much covers everything in my studio.
I hope you all enjoyed the reading!
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0 thoughts on “Whats In My Studio – Isaac Renteria”

  1. Must admit I’m not used to that level of tech gear; so the more interesting this really is to me. It’s nice to have the chance to sneak behind the lens that took all the wonderful and interesting pics. I understand some of your work as exploring boundaries of photography. Maybe I’m wrong about that. Either way I enjoy following your feed. Thank you for your post!

    1. Hello Stefan! I’m glad you like the reading 🙂
      you’re right; sometimes i like to do a bit of experimental and abstract photography, that usually helps me to create new concepts.
      Thanks a lot for the reading my friend!

    2. Hello Stefan! I’m glad you like the reading
      you’re right; sometimes i like to do a bit of experimental and abstract photography, that usually helps me to create new concepts.
      Thanks a lot for the reading my friend!

    1. Hello Jennifer!
      I think i’m a bit obsessed with cleanness haha.
      Thanks for reading!

      *I’m a big fan of your miniature photography! =)

  2. Great post Isaac, I love your setup! I’m pretty jealous of your LEGO displays. I’ve got my sets on a few Kallax units from IKEA and while they certainly do the trick, they’re not quite as clean and crisp as yours. You and I are kindred spirits when it comes to our workspaces, I too like clean, open and white surfaces.

    1. Hello James!
      I’m glad you enjoyed the reading. Yeah that cabinet works pretty well and helps me to have in hand the toys while i’m photographing =)
      I love open and clean spaces, thy’re so relaxing 😀

    1. Hello!
      I meant I feel more comfortable using continous lights (Bulbs) as a main light and strobes (Flashes) for the filling light or highlights 🙂

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