"Hello! My name is Shana Carter. I am a caffeine addict, sarcastic as heck, and I believe the number one thing that holds most people back is themselves. I was born and raised in East Texas where I still live today with my husband and my boys. I have been a public school teacher for over 20 years. Teaching kiddos is my full time job but I also enjoy teaching adults as well. I started my photography business in 2011 and it has continued to grow. I photograph high school seniors, families, and children. I am so happy to be a part of Summerana and I hope you enjoy my tutorials (and don't mind my southern accent). Feel free to ask me questions in the Summerana Facebook group anytime!
My favorite lens that I own and the one I use most often for families is my Sigma Art 135mm. I used to own the Canon version of this lens but it was too soft for me. I sold it and bought the Sigma and have been very happy with it. It's super sharp and the bokeh is amazing. I love the look of the Canon 200mm but it is very impractical and so heavy! I use it occasionally if I have only one subject or possibly two. I find myself reaching for my 135mm much more often. Lately, I have been enjoying my 50mm for family shoots to capture more of that lifestyle feeling.
When shooting seniors I primarily use the 85mm. However, I always bring my 50mm and 35mm to Capture more variety. "
Shana shoots with:
Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera and the Canon 7D Mark II DSLR Camera. Sony Mirrorless A7iii.
Sigma Art 135mm f/1.8 DG HSM Art Lens
Sigma Art85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens
Sigma Art 50mm F1.4 Art DG HSM Len
Sigma 35mm F1.4 Art DG HSM
Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS Telephoto Lens
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Wide Angle Lens
Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Fisheye Lens
Shana is one of our resident instructors for editing & photography workshops.
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