I’m 37 and I live in Padua, a city near the beautiful Venice, where I was born; I started photography in late 2013 when I bought my first DSLR, a Nikon D3200 mainly to take photos of my two beloved German Shepherd Dogs, Trudi and Tano , my very first furry models. Tano passed away very young in June 2016, but he is still alive through the pictures of him I took in the past years.
About a year after I upgraded my gear with the more performing full-frame Nikon D750 and a Nikkor 70-200 2.8 VRII, and I absolutely fell in love with them!!! I shoot all my pics with them and with two lenses of the Sigma Art series, a 35 mm 1.4 and a 105 mm 1.4, very fast and sharp with a wonderful bokeh.
I love to take pictures of dogs, they are absolutely my favourites animals!! Loyal and faithful, they are sole companions for life. They bind with their owner in a unique way, they are expressive and they look like they want to understand every single word you say, this drives me crazy!!
I turned pro in 2017, my first aim is to offer to my Clients a high quality product and for me this is possible only with continuous improvements through study and practice.
My first DSLR was a Nikon D3200 with a Nikkor 18/105mm, that I still consider a perfect camera for beginners; I owned also a Nikkor 55/300mm DX, very nice zoom for a low price, a Nikkor 40mm 2.8 for macro and portraits, and a Nikkor 85mm 1.8, very good lens for portrait, but not very fast for dogs, that’s why I prefer the Sigma Art series.
Now I use a Nikon D750, a full frame camera with a very well performing AF system, with 51 AF points, about 6 fps and a 24 mpx sensor. I use it with a Nikkor 70-200 2.8 VRII, a very sharp and fast zoom, suitable for many shootings conditions, even in the lowest light conditions when you need speed and sharpness. I also own two Sigma Art lenses, the 35 mm and the 105 mm, perfect for portraits, affordable at a reasonable cost.
Postprocessing is a basic element of my photography, this doesn’t mean that I will correct my shooting mistakes with postproduction, but I will try to improve a shot that is very good straight out of the camera. Sometimes I can be very creative but the shot has to be suitable for that kind of editing, so a shot that is not well composed, or is out of focus, etc will be deleted and I always try to teach this kind of attitude to my Students at my Workshops.
I use the Photography Suite of Adobe, the latest versions of Lightroom and Photoshop (CC2018); in December 2016 I passed the Adobe Certification Exam so I became an Adobe Certified Expert, a very difficult examination that required a lot of study of the whole software, including graphics and vectors.
I use a Dell Alienware 15” and a Wacom Intuos Tablet M. I calibrize my monitor with a Spider 4 Pro calibrator.
Here below some “before-after” examples: