I’m always adding to my gear collection, trying new things, adding to my wishlist, and improving my business process. Here is a list of photo and business goodies that I use and love. Many of them will give you a discount just because you know me (oooo la la!), and if you use my links, some will give me a kick-back (thank you!). Know that I adore everything listed here… each and every item on My Favorite Things list because I recommend them 100%. And what’s better than a sweet deal just because we are friends!?

 

MY EQUIPMENT FAVES

Equipment | B&H Photo & Video

Camera | Canon 5D Mark IV & Canon 5D Mark III

Lenses | Favorites: Canon 50mm F/1.2, Sigma Art 35mm F/1.4, Canon 100mm F/2.8 Macro, and Canon 24-70mm F/2.8

Filters | B+W Circular Polarizing Filters on EVERY PRO LENS: 62mm / 72mm / 77mm / 82mm

Studio Lights | 400s, 800s, & 1600s Watt Alienbees by Paul C. Buff

Light Modifiers | Westcott / Paul C. Buff / Impact / and more!

Radio Triggers | Pocket Wizard Plus X & Plus II

Camera Bag & Gear Cases | Tenba Messenger DNS 13Pelican 1510 Carry-On, & Pelican 1654-ish

Camera Stabilizer (VideoZhiyun-Tech Crane-2 3-Axis Stabilizer with Follow Focus

Continuous Lighting (Video) | Neewer Bi-Color LEDs

Teleprompter (Video) | Glide Gear iPad Smartphone Teleprompter

Backdrop | Savage Seamless White Paper in 4-Foot and 9-Foot

Monitor Calibration | Datacolor Spyder5 Express

 

MY PROCESS FAVES

Software | Adobe Creative Suite –

Photo Editing | Adobe Lightroom CC –

Photo Retouching | Adobe Photoshop CC –

Printer | Mpix Pro (consumers can use www.Mpix.com)

Monitor Calibration | Datacolor Spyder5 Express

 

MY BUSINESS FAVES

Gallery Proofing | Zenfolio (use my unique link for a 20% discount)

Studio Management & Workflow (CRM tool) | HoneyBook (see my unique link for a 50% discount)

Time Tracking & Invoicing (CRM tool) | HARVEST (save $10.00 – looooove this for hourly-rate type projects)

Continuing Education | Professional Photographers of AmericaCreative Live

Motion Design / Animation & Promo Videos | Digital Consulting Media

WordPress Products | Kadence Themes & ShortPixel Plugin

Graphic Design | Canva

Email Campaign | MailChimp (join my email list)

Email Signature | HubSpot & Wise Stamp

Social Media Management | Hootsuite

Custom USBsUSB Memory Direct

Business CardsMOO

 

 

(Disclosure: Although some of these referrals give me discounts/credits, none of these companies pay me to use their products. I use each of them because they are awesome!)