A lot of times I get questions about my gear. Are you a Canon or Nikon shooter? What’s your favorite lens? What are you shooting with?
So to get all the information out there, I wanted to share with you the gear that I have collected over the years and that I so cherish. Every piece of equipment that I have bought for my business was all with cash and is completely paid for. Yes, it took me a while to save up for my camera! But there’s just this special kind of love you have for your tools when you don’t buy them with debt. What’s also nice is that there are great companies out there that allow you to rent gear for a few days or weeks at a time for a fraction of the cost. I have personally used Borrow Lenses, which was so easy to use! And I’ve most recently been using Photo Rental Source since it’s right here in Houston, so I don’t have to pay any shipping! They also have wonderful customer service. I rented a 35mm, F1.2 last weekend and I’m dying to buy one of my own!
Most of my equipment was purchased through BH Photo and Video. They have professional high quality products and have a great customer service team. I highly recommend them!
Here’s the lineup:
Canon 70-200mm, F2.8 (My Baby Daddy telescopic lens that allows me to get those up and close shots but not all up in your face! Perfect for wedding ceremonies and for portraits in an open space)
Sigma 105mm, F2.8 Macro (to get those eyelashes on babies and for ring shots)
Canon 17-40mm, F.4 wide angle lens (perfect for real estate shoots)
Sigma 24-70mm, F2.8 (When I do shoot weddings, I use this lens a lot as it gives me great versatility being able to zoom in and out)
Canon 50mm, F1.2 (My pride and joy! I use this lens 80% of the time and it’s awesome for portraits)
Canon 50mm, F1.4 (My bargain lens that did wonders for me for 2 years! Perfect starter lens)
Gary Fong Lightsphere (really softens the flash)
Expo disc (for white balance setting, really cuts down on editing time)
Manfrotto tripod (used primarily for real estate shoots or professional headshots)
A collection of SanDisk SD cards
My current bag is not very cute, but I have been eyeing this beautiful piece from Kelly Moore. It looks devine!
As you can see, my camera equipment is all Canon based. I don’t know why I decided not to go with Nikon, I guess it’s because I had inherited a Canon and had learned on that versus a Nikon. A lot of people say that Nikon equipment is more intuitive. I can’t say that because I haven’t really handled a Nikon. There’s a big debate in our world of Canon vs. Nikon…my personal opinion? I like Nikon cameras for point and shoot and Canon for DSLR. But both brands are truly exceptional, you can’t go wrong either way!
So tell me…what else do you guys want to know about?