I get asked fairly often about what equipment I use.Â This is a very valid question I don’t mind answering it butÂ I have to admit I have been fairly hesitant to make a post about itÂ because I feelÂ it is important (especially among new photographers) not to focus too much on the gear, but rather learning how to use what you have to your best advantage (which is often amazing work).Â Â For me I only get new equipment after I fully understand the specific limitations of my current equipment and determine exactly what will better help me accomplish what I desire artistically. Â My point is, there are far more important things to taking a good picture than having the best or most expensive equipment.Â I came across this blog post, click here, and after reading it I feltÂ if everyone could read it they would understand my position.Â Have you read it…..k I’ll wait you got time it’s short, sweet it even has pictures.
You read it!Â Great!Â To be honest I am never offended by questions about my camera or why I am pointing my flash at the wall behind me instead of at the people I am taking a picture of.Â I love sharing what information I have but I just want people to know it’s about so much more than these little tidbits of information.
So here’s what is in my bag
My love the Nikon D700
My first love the Nikon D90 (a backup)
Nikon 16-85mm f 2.8
Nikon 50 mm f 1.8
Nikon 24-70 f 2.8
My flashes ( the necessary evils that can be fun if you give them a chance )
SB900 (I love throwing them off camera and seeing what can happen)
Extra batteries, SD cards, and CF cards
and most important little things t0 keep all my stuff clean and ready to rumble
I love my lowepro slingshot 100 to carry my stuffÂ on site cause it’s small and makes for a great rest if I need a little extra stability.Â For carrying it all around town I still use my original lowepro camera bag I got 15 yrs ago for my medium format Bronica in photography school.Â It may not be the most stylish or easy to handle bag but the memories I made with it remind every day that it has been a long journey well worth every extra effort.
I love my 50 mm lens but the convenience to keep things moving quickly keeps my 24-70 almost always on spot.Â I am a PC and have no plans to switch. I use photoshop Cs5Â andÂ ACR for RAW editing I can batch process and move through this program quickly or take my time and do some really cool stuff.Â It just fits every need and I am constantly amazed by all that it can do and I learn something new every time I use it.
Thanks for reading this and I hope it is of some help to you.