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EQUIPMENT


Occasionally I get questions about what cameras and other equipment I use. This is by no means all inclusive but it gives you a sample of some of the main items that are usually with me on every job. I've also included a few items that are more specialized and used only at particular events.

I had originally started shooting Canon a number of years ago, however in mid-2014 I had decide to make the switch over to Nikon due to their high image quality and incredibe dynamic range. Both brands are great and you certainly can get great images from both brands but the Nikon images jusst spoke to me and I haven't looked back.

I'm also a huge fan of the Nikon lenses as well as their camera bodies. While there are a number of fine secondary companies out there making lenses, I find the actual Nikon Nikkor lenses to be top of their class.

I've included some links back to camera retailer B&H if you'd like to find out some more information about these items or maybe purchase them for yourself.

While I don't explicitly go into it further below, when it comes to editing and cataloging images, I rely soley on Apple computer products and multiple G-Tech storage devices along side Adobe software.

CAMERA BODIES




D5D810 (x2)


Nikon D5

The Nikon D5 is the current flagship of the Nikon line. Designed to withstand the elements and the demanding needs of a working photographer, the D5 boasts some of the most impressive image specs ever put into a DSLR as well and the speed and accuracy that has made it the camera of choice for sports photographers across the world.

Nikon D810

The Nikon D810 has been a staple of portrait and commerical photographers since it's release. With it's outstanding resolution and dynamic range, it provides the highest quality image possible perfect for product photography and high detail portraits both in the studio and on location.

CAMERA LENSES (TELEPHOTO/ZOOM)


70-200mm f/2.824-70mm f/2.814-24mm f/2.824-120mm f/4400mm f/2.8

Nikon Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8

The first lens that makes up the "holy trinity" of DSLR lenses is the 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom lens. A great all around lens which allows you to capture stunning portraits wih it's flatering focal length as well as provide image compression and a lovely bokeh for ideal composition and isolation of your subject.

Nikon Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8

The second lens of the "holy trinity" is the Nikon 24-70mm is one of the most versatile lenses allowing for wide environmental images and more closer portrait shots all from a single lens. The lens is ideal because it allows you to take images at 24mm with minimal distortion while retaining sharpness throughout the focal length.

Nikon Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8

The final lens that makes up the "holy trinity" is the Nikon 14-24mm. While often used for landscape and larger environemtal photographs, I particulaly like using the lens for wedding reception shots when I can get out in the middle of everything and capture all the chaos and excitement of the event.

Nikon Nikkor 24-120mm f/4

The Nikon 24-120mm is a great all-around lens perfect for general walking around and outside shooting when you'll find yourself shooting at greater f-stops allowing you take advatage of the wide range of this lens. This lens is so popular it can often be found bundled in DSLR packages from numerous retailers because of its versatility.

Nikon Nikkor 400mm f/2.8

While not a lens that is used at every event, the Nikon 400mm f/2.8 is a staple lens for when I photograph events at larger venues such as the Kennedy Center and the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. With it's low light capablities and it's long reach, it's one of the best lenses out there when high image quality is important.


CAMERA LENSES (PRIME)


105 f/2.8 Macro85mm f/1.450mm f/1.824mm f/1.4


LIGHTING (FLASH AND CONSTANT)





Profoto B1 (x2)Westcott Ice LightProfoto A1Cheetah V860X-N (x3)


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