SHOW YOUR GEAR – Jonathan Udot
Who are you? Introduce yourself and tell us what kind of photography you are into!
My name is Jonathan Udot. I will be 35 y.o. in next May. I live in Nancy (France) with my wife Laura and my son Louis who’s 3 y.o. I share my professional life between 2 jobs that I like so hugely. First I am nurse in a hospital in ICU and I take care of patients between life and death and their families every day. Then, for 5 years now, I am a wedding photographer in France and worldwide. I’m also happy to take care about couples and their families but in better moments.
Which Camera(s) do you use?
What are your lenses? What do you like about them?
Which is your favorite lens and why?
It’s a very hard question. I think that Nikkor 35mm f1.4G is my favorite lens. If I had to just keep one lens. It would be this one. I already did some stories only with this one.
What do you use for carrying your Equipment? Bags, Straps tell us everything!
For travel, I use a Rolling Case Lowepro® Pro Roller X200 AW which is Airline Carry-On compatible and very well protected.
For wedding days, I have a bag Paul Marius® LeReporter for all my gear and a HoldFast MoneyMaker in Leather to carry my two cameras.
What ́s your favorite “everyday” Camera?
For everyday, I’m looking for a camera which is small but good. I tried Fuji X100 but I didn’t like the lens very much. I just bought a Fujifilm XT1 with a fix lens Fujinon XF 18mm f/2. I hesitated with a full frame hybride like Sony A7(II) but I wanted to try the XT1. For the moment, I find it good. Not as good as my Nikon DSLR, but good.
What are your Accessories? Tripod(s), Flash, Filter etc.?
I don’t use any accessories, except a small flash for parties (Nikon SB600).
Which Computer System do you use? Mac or PC? Why?
Where do you edit? On your Desktop? On your couch while drinking beer? On the road?
I edit my stories everywhere. The more often, I do it in my room, on my desktop. But I also edit on my portable when I am in travel, or sometimes in our living room while drinking a glass of wine.
Which editing software do you use? Lightroom, PS, Capture One? Anything else?
99 percent of the time i use Lightroom and 1 percent is Photoshop. It’ s a lot more easy to use LR for full stories. If i would edit 10 pictures for a story, I would probably always use PS, but for a wedding day, I shot between 1000 and 5000 pictures.
Tablet or mouse for editing?
Just Apple® Magic Mouse.
Favorite Music while editing?
Here is one of my favorite playlists :
What is on your whishlist?
I would like to buy a Leica one day as a everyday camera. For weddings I would like to buy a 58mm 1.4 Nikon.
This articel was written by Sven Malojlo | Portrait- and Weddingphotographer.