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I love tools just as much as any photographer. However, without an artist and the creative process, tools are just tools. Yes, I want to purchase the best tools I can afford, and it is often true, you get what you pay for. However, most of us have a limited budget, and we have to be wise in purchasing the right tools. Don’t be swayed by thinking that to create amazing images you have to have all the bells and whistles. You can rock the world with one camera, one lens and one light. The bottom line is just get out and create!

The Canon 5DSR is without question my favorite camera.  With 50 mega pixels it give me the resolution to meet the demands of my commercial clients and my fine art needs.

EQUIPMENT LIST

Cameras

Canon 5DSR

Canon 5D Mark IV

Lenses

Canon 17mm F/4 TS

The Canon 35mm 1.4  II is quickly becoming one of my favorite go to portrait lenses.  Shot wide open at the f/1.4 you get a wide angle yet ultra shallow depth of field.

Canon 24mm F/3.5 TS-E II Lens

Canon 35mm 1.4 II Lens

Canon 16-35 mm 2.8 II Lens

Canon 24-70 mm 2.8 II Lens

Canon 70-200mm 2.8 II Lens

Canon 90mm f/2.8 Macro II Lens

Canon 85mm 1.4 Lens

Canon 11-24mm 4.0 Lens

Canon 50mm 1.2 Lens

Canon 50 mm 1.8 Lens

Modifiers

Finally a collapsible beauty dish that you can use not only in the studio but also take on the road.  What a joy to be a part of designing this product.

Westcott 16x22 Silver Interior

Softbox

Westcott 16x22 Grids

Westcott 36x48 Silver Interior

Softbox

Westcott 40 Degree Fabric Grid for 36x48

Westcott 36in Rapid Box

Westcott 5 ft. Octabank

Westcott 7 ft  Parabolic Umbrella (White.Black)

Westcott Pro Signature 7 ft. Octabank

Westcott Umbrella Diffuser for Parabolic Umbrella

Tripod & Accesories

Purchase the right tripod and you can have it for life.  If you watch my behind the scenes, 99% of the time I am shooting on a tripod. The sturdier the platform the sharper the image.  

Westcott Eyelighter Reflective Panel

Westcott Scrim Jim Extra Large Reflector Kit

Westcott Fabric ONLY for Scrim Jim System, X-Large - Flat Black

Really Right Stuff Tripod TVC-33

Really Right Stuff Tripod TQC-14

Really Right Stuff BH-55LR Ballhead w/B2 AS 11 Clamp

Really Right Stuff BH-40 LR Ballhead w/B2 AS 11 Clamp

Digital Printers


We are in the greatest age of photography and for the prints side of things it really could not get much better.  In my opinion Canon is at the pinnacle of the fine art printing technology.  

Canon Image PROGRAF PRO-1000  17 in. Printer

Canon Image PROGRAF PRO-2000  24 in. Printer

Canon Image PROGRAF PRO-4000 44 in. Large Format Printer

Canon Image PROGRAF PRO-6000 60 in. Large Format Printer

Digital Storage

It is easy to forget how important it is to have all your images backed up properly.  Remember, if it is possible for something to fail it will fail.  So have multiple backups.  

OWC Mercury Elite Pro Qx2 12TB 4 Bay USB

Synology DiskStation DS1815+ 8-Bay

Synology DiskStation DS916+ 4-Bay

IoSafe 1515= 10TB 5 Bay Fire and Waterproof NAS RAID Enclosure

Lighting

I break down my lighting options into three categories: Portability, High Speed Sync and High Flash Duration. Each has its function.  Typically I need at least three lights for each application.  

Canon 600 EX-RT Speedlites

Canon CT-E3-RT Speedlites Transmitter

Einstein E640

Godox AD 600

Westcott Flex 1-Light Daylight Kit

Manfroto Alu Master Air Cushioned Light Stand Quick Stack 3-Pack

Manfrotto 420B Combi-Boom Stand

Avenger D600 Mini Boom

Bags/Cases

There is no such thing as a bag the does eveything.  It is hard to go wrong between Think Tank and Pelican.  

Think Tank Photo Airport Takeoff Rolling Bag

Think Tank Street Walker Backpack

Pelican 1654 Waterproof 1650 Case with Dividers

Pelican 1604 waterproof 1600 Case