Hi, all! Today I want to tell you a little more about the tools I use to capture images. This is an extensive list, but remember, I have spent years acquiring these tools.
I get my equipment from a local camera store, The Camera Corner in Davenport, Iowa. Though visiting a brick and mortar store is not as convenient as merely ordering online, the customer service, troubleshooting, and assistance is well worth the drive time. I also use B&H and Amazon for occasional photography needs.
Below are the cameras, lenses, and tools I carry with me for any shoot, as well as the tools I use in-studio.
Jo Totes Gracie Camera Bag in Marsala
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Body
Tiffen 77mm UV Protector Filter
ExpertImaging ExpoDisc 2.0 77mm White Balance Filter
Westcott 6-in-1 Illuminator Reflector Kit (42″)
Vello Rapid Lens Changer for Canon EF/ EF-S
Nissin Di700A Flash Kit with Air 1 Commander (2)
Interfit Strobies Pro-Flash TLi-C Speedlight
Manfrotto MT190X3 Aluminum Tripod
Manfrotto 322RC2 Grip Action Ball Head
SanDisk 32GB Extreme UHS-I SDHC Memory Cards (6)
The world of cameras and lenses and accessories can be confusing and overwhelming. Do your research. Ask a lot of questions. Read reviews. And perhaps most importantly- remember that fancy devices don’t make the picture. Spend just as much money on education and training as equipment. It will pay off!