What's all the equipment for?
As I shuffle in with 3 large, heavy bags, sometimes clients will ask me, "What's all the equipment for? You're just going to snap a couple photos, right?" Although I could get by with a camera and one flash, that's not good enough for me. Maybe I'm an overachiever or a perfectionist, but I strive to deliver the best images possible -- always. No 'run & gun' photography for me!
A full-frame camera provides great resolution and low light capability. The ultra-wide lens allows me to capture small spaces and large rooms alike. Additional flashes work wonders with balancing bright windows with dark interiors. A sturdy tripod gives me the straightest and sharpest images possible. Then there's the "digital darkroom" back in my office -- that's where the magic happens! Lightroom and Photoshop are powerful tools that help turn good photos into superior images. All of this equipment is just part of the process which helps me to show off my client's properties, in the best "light" possible!
Here's the short list:
Canon EOS 6D full-frame camera
Normal Zoom Lens: Canon 24-105mm f/4.0 L
Ultra-wide Zoom Lens: Canon 17-40mm f/4.0 L
Telephoto zoom: Canon 75-300mm f/4-5.6
Spare Battery Packs
Remote Shutter release switch
Canon EOS 450D (back-up camera)
Ultra-wide Zoom Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6
Monopod: Manfrotto 680B with 234RC head
Tripod: Manfrotto 190XProB ProAlum Bogen withManfrotto 324RC2 head
Light Stand: Velbon 451 tripod
Canon Speedlight 430EX ii
2 Yongnuo 560 iii Flashes
Wireless Flash Trigger/Receiver set
42” Wescott 5-in-1 Reflector
2 Sto-fen Flash diffusers
Westcott 43” Optical White Satin collapsible Umbrella
18% Gray White Balance Card
Computer: 21.5” iMac
WD My Book 2TB External HD
Adobe Creative Cloud - Photoshop & Lightroom
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