Lifelong photography enthusiast, Markus Jaaske, knows what it takes to frame a captivating story. While photography has always been his passion, he only started getting serious about pursuing a photographic career in 2012.
“I’ve been interested in photography since my teens,” Jaaske revealed in a recent interview. “It wasn’t until the latter half of the 90’s that I really started getting into photography. It was my wife who encouraged me to start taking photography seriously. Apparently, she saw something in my photos that she thought was worth pursuing.”
Selecting the Right Camera
With his Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Jaaske encapsulates his client’s vision flawlessly. Designed to capture the finest details, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III features 22.3 mega pixels, and a 61-point high density reticular AF system. Jaaske regularly uses his Mark III for his professional shoots of architecture, hotels, and portraits.
Jaaske has owned his camera since 2012. He chose to purchase the Canon EOS Mark III, because the Canon brand had served him well in the past.
“Every digital camera I’ve owned since the late 90’s has been a Canon,” he said. “So I’ve never really thought of other options.”
Sturdy and Reliable
According to Jaaske, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III is a very sturdy and reliable camera. It features a large grip that makes it is easy to handle. He also said the auto-focus feature allows him to work quickly, making it very reliable in any situation. Jaaske said he also admires the full frame sensor and long battery life.
“I need my professional camera to be reliable and produce top notch quality photos,” Jaaske said enthusiastically. “The batteries last for hours, it’s something you appreciate when you’re doing professional work.”
Jaaske lives in the Blue Mountains in Sydney Australia. There, atmospheric conditions can produce quite a lot of moisture in the air, which can be quite treacherous for delicate photographic equipment. Though the 5D Mark III is weather resistant, Jaaske is still very careful about getting it wet when shooting on location. As an extra precaution, he uses a dry cupboard when storing it at home.
Jaaske also shared his thoughts about the camera’s comfort and ease-of-use.
“To really create photography and be in tune with your subject, whether it’s people, architecture, hotel rooms or, the street, you need to become one with your camera, and that’s easier if your camera is comfortable to use, and you can get to the buttons without looking,” he revealed.
Not Without Drawbacks
As many photographers may experience, the main drawback of using a high-end professional camera is its weight. Shooting at all day events can take a physical toll. Even so, fatigue from lugging around a heavy professional camera all day is something that Jaaske has become accustomed to.
“I’ve told myself that I just need to build more muscle,” Jaaske laughed.
Despite the weight, Jaaske is very pleased with the Canon EOS 5D Mark III and will continue to use it for many years to come.
Tips for Photographers
The Canon EOS 5D Mark III produces the kind of images that keeps Jaaske’s clients coming back for more. The camera is easy to use, and has reliable features. All of this together makes it easier for Jaaske to stay in the moment. For photography enthusiasts everywhere, Jaaske has some timely advice.
“If you’re new to DSLR cameras, and photography in general, you might expect to need a couple of months of intense learning and practical training before you’re comfortable with your camera,” he revealed. “To be good at what you’re doing will take longer. Work with what you can afford to buy and concentrate on honing your technique and your vision.”
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