I have a really nice camera, right? Well, I taught it everything I know.

Knowing your gear, how to use it to its full extent is a true skill. I don’t simply click away, I really know why I use certain lenses for certain shoots and how to play with light. I have professional equipment that I’ve invested in over a number of years.

Cameras: Canon 5D MKiii; Canon 7D; Canon 500D

Lenses: 50mm 1.4; 100mm 1.4; 16-35mm 2.8, 24-70mm 2.8; 70-200mm 2.8 IS; Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35, Double Glass optic and Macro Kit.

Accessories:

Canon Speedlites 600 & 580 and Yongyuo Manual Flash for OCF

PhottixStrato Triggers & Remotes, Light Stands

5 in 1 Reflector

Gary Fong Half Cloud Light Sphere

Extreme Sandisk CF Memory Cards

Batteries, lots of batteries

 

My advice to any photography enthusiast that want to start with photography is to get an entry level DSLR and instead of the run of the mill kit lens (18-55mm) go for a basic 50mm prime lens, like the 50mm 1.8.

I always have an emergency kit in my camera bag that I take along with every shoot. In this tiny little pouch I have plasters, safety pins, tissues, breath mints, strips of double sided tape, lip balm, tampons, headache tablets, nausea tablets, chewy sweets,  and a small tube of hand cream.

I cannot stress enough how handy that tiny little rescue bag has been in so many arbitrary situations.