PHOTOGRAPHY GEAR

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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CAMERA BODIES

CANON 6D

The Canon 6D is my first foray into the world of full-frame photography. It is an absolutely joy to shoot with!

The model I'm using has been replaced by the Canon 6D Mark II.

CANON 7D

The Canon 7D was my primary camera before I got the 6D and I keep it around as a backup.

The model I'm using has been replaced by the Canon 7D Mark II.

LENSES

CANON EF 24-105 F/4L IS

The 24-105 is my go-to walk around lens. It has a convenient zoom range and produces beautiful, sharp photos.

The model I'm using has been replaced by the Canon EF 24-105 F/4L IS II.

CANON EF 16-35 F/4L IS

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this lens! When I'm out shooting landscapes, this lens is the one most often found on my camera.

CANON EF 70-200 F/4L IS

This lens is awesome! I can zoom in on far away subjects, get amazing sharp images, and it is relatively lightweight (compared to the f/2.8 model).

The model I'm using has been replaced by the Canon EF 70-200 F/4L IS II.

CANON EF 100mm F/2.8L IS MACRO

If you like to get up close and personal with a subject, then this is the perfect lens! It allows for crazy good magnification so you can see all of the tiny details.

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The model I'm using has been replaced by the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

CAMERA SUPPORT

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

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!

CAMERA BAGS

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!

Peak Design Everyday Backpack

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.

LIGHTING

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.

CANON SPEEDLITE 430EX

If I need to add a second light to the mix, my trusty 430EX is up to the task.

The model I'm using has been replaced by the Canon 430EX III-RT.