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.
Canon 5D Mark IV
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
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 Grids
Westcott 36x48 Silver Interior
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 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
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
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
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
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
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