Sue Martin

Advocate
Image: Sue Martin, Alpha 7R III (A7RM3B)

Hi, I'm Sue. I live in an outer regional area of Melbourne, and I've been a photographer for many years. In 2007, when studying for my Diploma of Photography, I purchased my first Sony digital camera. I fell in love with the Sony system and all these years later, still love what these cameras can do.

I love seeking out beautiful light, emotional connections and inspiring objects and places.

Joining a workshop to assist in understanding the settings of your camera can help inspire and motivate you. The experience can give you the confidence to move forward to the next step of your photographic creativity.  I am grateful to all who have helped me along the way, and I look forward to being able to help you.

 

What is in your camera bag?

My camera bag is pretty full. I have a roller camera case which I put in the back of the car and take to locations.  Usually containing; 

  Sony Alpha A7R4 

  Sony Alpha A7r3 

  Sony FE 24-70 f2.8 GM Lens

  Sony FE 135mm f1/8 GM Lens

  Sony FE 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 GM Lens

  Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM Lens

  Flash

  Batteries

  Camera cards,

  Air/dust blower/micro cloth

  Tripod

What is your go to in your Alpha kit and why?

So much depends on what I am going to photograph.  But generally, the A7R4 and 24-70mm 2.8 lens combo is a great all-rounder.  The resolution of the A7R4 is amazing, and the 24-70 is so very sharp. I am, however in love with the optics and bokeh of the 135mm 1.8 lens so in the kit it goes :) 

Most memorable moment shooting with Alpha?

My most memorable moment shooting with Alpha was documenting the birth of a baby.  The light was subdued, I had tears in my eyes and the emotion in the room was high. I shot with a 50mm lens at around f/1.4,  and the resulting images took our breath away. 
Photographing a newborn baby taking her first breath … you don't get more memorable than that.