Monthly Archives: March 2012

My Equipment

One of the questions I get a lot from people are about my equipment and what I use as a photographer. Many people think that the definition of a professional camera is a camera which lens can be changed. Nothing is further from the truth! It is very true that a camera is just a tool and that the photos taken by a camera is only as good as the photographer who presses the shutter but using professional equipment the photographer makes sure he is getting the best possible photos for his clients . 90% of Professional photographers use either Canon or Nikon equipment, it is just personal preference as to which one they choose. Most Pro Photographers will stick with the same brand for their entire life because they usually have thousands of dollars invested in Pro lenses with either Nikon or Canon.

What makes a Pro camera or lens ? It is mostly in the construction. Pro cameras are build like tanks, they have extra protection against being bumped or dropped, they have weather seals to protect them from rain or a wedding guest’s spilled drink. They use two memory cards for backup for just in case something goes wrong with one of the memory cards, their shutters are rated to be able to take hundreds of thousands of photos and they are able to take photos in much lower light than consumer cameras. Pro lenses are sharper than consumer lenses and the lens are able to “open up” a lot more than consumer lenses. Most Pro lenses have a maximum f-stop of 1.4f to 2.8f where consumer lenses usually have a maximum f-stop of 4.5f to 5.6f. This is important for two reasons, the more you open up the lens the less light is needed to be able to take a photo and also with a Pro lens it is easier to blur the background so that there is more focus on the subject itself .


Here is a perfect example of what a pro lens can do with the background. This photo was taken with a Nikon 70-200mm VR Lens set at f2.8.









Some of  my Equipment :

Main Camera body : Nikon D800

Secondary Camera body : Nikon D7000

Lenses :

Nikon 50mm f1.8d

Nikon 24-70mm f2.8

Nikon 70-200mm f2.8

Sigma 150mm f2.8 micro

Other equipment :

Nikon SB 900 Main Flash

StarFire and Sunpak secondary Flashes

Phottix Strato II Wireless Trigger/Receivers for off camera flash

Softboxes and umbrellas

Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS5 for Photo editing.





Kit and James Engagement Shoot



Kit and James – Engagement


Engagement Season has begun!

It’s March 22nd 2012 in Windsor,Ontario and the weather outside is beautiful. Kit and James are a beautiful couple who  booked us to do their wedding photography. They wanted to do their engagement shoot at Heritage Park in Kingsville.  Kit has a very sweet look and we wanted to capture her beauty.  James could not keep his eyes of his beautiful bride to-be…our favorite shots of them is him looking at her in admiration.



























Jaques Scheepers Photography has partnered with GraphiStudio’s to bring you Gorgeous looking Photo Albums made in Italy. Sample Photo Albums are now available at our office. We have also adjusted our Photo Packages to give you a credit to use towards any photo albums of your choice. Graphistudio Photo albums is of the highest Italian quality and will last a life time. Make your Wedding album special and unique. You have hundreds of choices for the Cover, page types, layout and more, the options for your perfect Wedding album is endless.

Call us today today to make an appointment to come view our Sample Photo albums at 519 915 8073



GraphiStudio Company History

A factory of emotion

Graphistudio was founded in 1981 as a small graphic and photographic advertising studio. In 1987, as a result of the enlargement and diversification of the company, it expanded into the wedding photography market. The idea was to offer newly weds a photographic album using the latest creative graphic techniques. The concept was an immediate success as it was to the traditional wedding photography environment. Soon the Adamo Creazioni brand service became known throughout the Venetian region and became the preferred choice of thousands of newly weds. To cope with this demand and to achieve more ambitious growth targets for larger markets, a new digital production solution called informatics was used.

From the newlyweds to the photographers and Graphistudio

As the Company expanded in Italy, it concentrated on professional photographers by providing them with an innovative service to produce unique wedding albums that were at the forefront of creative and artistic content. Using a targeted marketing operation, the Company was able to persuade hundreds of photographic laboratories to also take up the idea. By 1996 the Graphistudio Wedding Album enjoyed unprecedented success in just nine years of development. It achieved this by investing in the treatment and print technology of images in order to guarantee an editorial quality level. However, the company also needed to develop a new system of bookbinding that would be equally distinguished and ahead of all the other products in the market.

The creation of the Wedding Book

The first Wedding Book was launched to the public in the spring of 1997. Wedding magazines described it as the best wedding momento that has ever been produced. Photographic publications referred to it as a revolution in this sector which also sets a new quality standard. The fame of the Wedding Book soon spread internationally and it was not long before Graphistudio received requests from other European countries as well as USA, Australia and Japan. The novel idea had a growing impact at the world wide level but it also needed to be protected through international patents. The Wedding Book was presented at international fairs including New York, Atlanta, Tokyo, Barcelona, Athens, Rome and Vienna. Photographers everywhere were impressed by the Graphistudio Wedding Book. In achieving this goal Graphistudio had been repaid for the first ten years of their product.