I'm often asked about the photography gear I use. While I firmly believe it is the photographer who captures an image (not the camera), having the right tool for the job is important. Below is a list of the gear I use to make my photos.
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CANON EF 70-200 F/4L IS
CANON EF 50mm f/1.8 II
The Nifty Fifty is a great little lens when I'm carrying my big-girl camera in my purse and want to keep the weight down. This little lens is very inexpensive but produces beautiful bokeh.
The model I'm using has been replaced by the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM
Learn more about the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM: ADORAMA | AMAZON
SIRUI T2205X SERIES TRIPOD
I originally bought this tripod specifically for travel, but I've been using it all the time! It folds up compact and is lightweight to carry, but does a great job at keeping my camera steady.
Learn more about the Sirui T2205X Tripod: AMAZON
REALLY RIGHT STUFF BH-30 BALLHEAD
The BH-30 is a great companion to the Sirui Tripod. RRS is the top of the line manufacturer of camera support products. They are very pricey, but worth every penny!
Learn more about the BH-30 Ballhead: REALLY RIGHT STUFF
PEAK DESIGN EVERYDAY BACKPACK, 20L
I picked this bad boy up during Peak Design's Kickstarter campaign. I waited MONTHS to get my hands on this bag. Now that I have it, I wonder how I ever lived without it! Read my full review here.
Learn more about the Peak Design Everyday Backpack: PEAK DESIGN | ADORAMA
KELLY MOORE 2 SUES SHOULDER BAG
This isn't your typical camera bag. It is leather and beautiful with so many pockets for stowing accessories! It can easily fit my camera body + lens along with wallet, phone, and a bunch of other stuff.
The model I'm using has been replaced by the Kelly Moore 2 Sues 2.0 Shoulder Bag.
Learn more about the Kelly Moore 2 Sues 2.0: ADORAMA | AMAZON
CAMERA CARRY (straps, etc.)
PEAK DESIGN LEASH CAMERA STRAP
CANON SPEEDLITE 580EX II
I don't do a lot of flash photography, but when I do, this light is the first one I pick! It is solidly built and provides more than adequate lighting when necessary. It can be used on-camera or mounted on a light stand with an umbrella or softbox.
The model I'm using has been replaced by the Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT.
Learn more about the Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT: ADORAMA | AMAZON