WHAT’S IN OUR BAG- DIGITAL GEAR

Welcome to a new series on the blog! After reviewing the results of last month’s blog reader survey we decided  to introduce a new series on the blog called “What’s in Our Bag?” 

When we were getting started, there were so many decisions to make. What gear do we need? What online tools are the best? What business books should we be reading? There were so many choices! Ever since we started our business we’ve always believed that it’s important to invest in equipment that will produce the best quality images for our clients. We invested tons of time researching when we could’ve been practicing our photography or building our business.

This post will introduce you to all of our digital gear and we will write posts spotlight individual pieces of our gear. 

The idea came from several couples who asked about our gear,  too. Maybe you’re into photography, or maybe you’re just curious about what we shoot with. We’re excited about this new series in which we’ll be talking about all of our gear, including cameras, favorite lenses, and more!

Quick note, we’re affiliates for some of the resources on this page, which means we get a small commission whenever a purchase is made using one of the links or codes here, or anywhere else on our site. It doesn’t cost you extra, in many cases, it costs you less, because we’ve been able to snag a special deal or discount. Plus, you can rest assured knowing that we only recommend  products and services that we use and work for us.

 

Books:

"The Total Money Makeover" D.Ramsey

"Purple cow" S.Godin

"The E-Mythe" M.E.Gerber 

"Fine Art Wedding Photography" J. Villa

"The luminous Portrait" E. Messina

"Guide to Fine Art Photography" J. Huang

"Picture Perfect Practice" R. Valenzuela

 

 

Tools:

Lightroom

Photoshop

Pass Gallery

Two Bright Light

Squarespace

 

Cameras:

Canon 5D Mark IV

Canon 5D Mark III

Canon 6D

Canon 1Ds Mark II

We have four in case one of our cameras malfunctions on a wedding day, we need back-up!

 

Lenses:

Canon 50 mm 1.2

Canon 85 mm 1.8

Canon 100 mm Macro

Canon 24-70 mm 2.8

Canon 70-200 mm 2.8

Next purchase 85 mm 1.2 and 35 mm 1.4

 

Computers:

Apple 15″ MacBook Pro Retina Display

Apple 27” IMac Retina 5K

 

Memory Cards:

SanDisk 64GB CF Card

SanDisk 64GB SD Card

 

Lighting Essentials (natural light):

Expodisk

Reflector

 

Lighting Essentials (Artificial light):

Flash Canon Speedlite 430

Flash Canon Speedlite 580 EX II

 

Gear Bags:

Think Thank

 

Lens Accessories:

Hoya 67mm Filter

Hoya 72mm Filter

Hoya 77mm Filter

 

Accessories:

We have an endless supply of accessories such as rechargeable batteries, lens cleaning supplies, etc. and even though they are essential, they aren’t as exciting as some of these other items.