Gear

Gear List

Here's a quick overview of my camera system and lenses:

Mamiya 645DF+

Mamiya 645DF+ Camery Body

My go to for portrait work and as much motion as possible. The sensor size and depth of color and detail out of this camera body and back is phenomenal. I'm addicted to Medium Format files!

Mamiya Leaf Credo40

Mamiya Leaf Credo40 Digital Back

40 Megapixels is just the start of this beast's capabilities. I love the files that this back produces and the breadth of info I have to work with in post.

Canon 5d Mark III

Canon 5D Mark III

The Canon 5D Mark III is my go-to camera body for all of my shoots. A full-framed workhorse that hasn't let me down yet.

SanDisk 32GB CF Card

32 GB SanDisk CF Cards

These are the only cards we'll use. SanDisk holds the patent and they're the most reliable on the market.

Schneider 80mm LS f/2.8

Schneider 80mm LS f/2.8

The 80mm is great for taking photos that you'll perceive as if you were seeing them in real life. Epic lens and the Leaf Shutter allows for unbelievable sync speeds!

Canon 70-200mm 2.8

Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II

An absolutely epic lens. Sharp as a tack telephoto and you basically can not take a bad shot with it.

Canon 50mm 1.2

Canon 50mm f/1.2L

My go-to portrait lens. Beautiful depth of field, contrast, and bokeh and the 50mm focal length really brings the viewer into the image.

Canon 24-70mm 2.8

Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II

Great all around lens. If I'm not sure what the shoot is going to throw at me and I know I have to react quickly, this is the lens I'm going to have on my camera body.

Canon 16-35mm 2.8

Canon 16-35 f/2.8L II

My "hero" lens. It really gives the subject a larger-than-life appearance.

Canon 85mm 1.8

Canon 85mm f/1.8

It's not the 85 1.2, but it's been one of my favorites since I started shooting. A beautiful portrait lens and it's never done me wrong.

The real magic in the bag... the lights!

Profoto B1

Profoto B1 500

This light has changed my life. Battery built in so you don't have to lug a pack and Profoto quality.

Einstein

Paul C Buff Einstein 640

Affordable and great starter lights. I still keep 2 as backups to the Profoto setup.

Canon 600EX Flash

Canon 600 EX Flash

I don't use these often, but they're great for a little kicker light in a tight spot.

Profoto Air Remote

Profoto Air Remote

This beast of a controller lets you make adjustments on the fly and keeps me working light with the Profoto B1 lights.

Cybersync Trigger

Cybersync Triggers

These little guys are great and cheap! I use these as utility triggers and the Einstein triggers are small and simple to use.

Vagabond Mini

Vagabond Mini

This is a great, lightweight little battery that can power lights or charge a phone if you're out in the field working and running low.

Profoto Beauty Dish

Profoto White Beauty Dish

Gorgeous light modifer and one of my go-tos for sport portraits.

Elinchrom Rotalux 69

Elinchrom Rotalux Octabox 69"

Huge, soft, beautiful light for portraits.

Elinchrom Rotalux 39

Elinchrom Rotalux Octabox 39"

The 69"'s kid brother, this is a great light with a deep throw for close-up shots.

Paul C Buff Large Soft Box

Paul C Buff Large Soft Box

Inexpensive light modifiers that are a quality build and work as great backlights with grids.

Manfrotto Boom Stand

Manfrotto Boom Stand

I love the portability of this boom stand and the manfrotto quality means it'll hold up in the elements.

Impact C Stand

Impact C Stand

You spent the money on expensive lights, make sure they stay standing with a steady C stand!

Manfrotto Air Cushion

Manfrotto Air Cushion Stand

Great all-around stands with a quality build and solid base.

All of the other stuff that makes the world keep turning and the work churning.

Oliphant Backdrop

Oliphant Backdrop

We just bought one of these masterpieces and the subtlety in the tones and textures is brilliant as a portrait backdrop.

Lee Filter Medium Hood

Lee Filter Medium Hood

I love this thing. A great flexible hood to control light and the added bonus of making your camera look legit.

Lee Filter ND Filters

Lee Filter Glass ND Filters

These are used with the hood and help stop down light so I can shoot at thinner depths of field. I carry the .3, .6, and .9 variants.

Think Tank Airport V2

Think Tank Aiport Security V2.0 Roller

This bag is a tank and perfect for rolling on board a plane and getting to the next destination. We store all of our camera gear in these.

Think Tank Logistics Manager

Think Tank Logistics Manager

A HUGE bag that works perfect for easily transporting all of our essential lighting gear safely on location.

F-Stop Tilopa Photography Bag

F-Stop Tilopa Photoraphy Bag

Because roller bags can't go everywhere... This is the bag that gets us and our gear out to where we need to shoot.

Pelican CF Card Case

Pelican CF Card Case

Always keep your cards safe from the elements!

Cam Ranger Wireless Tether

Cam Ranger Wireless Tether

This is a great little device to clip on your belt and it gives us the freedom to view the images more closely on an iPad with the client.

Apple iPad Air

Apple iPad Air 32GB

We keep 1-2 of these on shoots to use with the Cam Ranger and view images on the go, with the client.

Sand Bag

Photography Sand Bags

The more the merrier!

Color Gels

Assorted Color Gels

These are great for throwing different effects on the lights and adding some interest to photos.

The necessities to finish the job...

Apple iMac 27

Apple iMac 27" Desktop

The workhorse we use for editing all of our images. I used to use PC but I don't think I'll ever go back.

Apple Macbook Pro

Apple Macbook Pro

My on-the-go computer and our onsite computer if we're shooting tethered in the studio.

Wacom Cintiq 13

Wacom Cintiq 13HD Tablet

I've been using Wacom tablets for years and finally retired my Intuos3 for the new Cintiq. Drawing right on the screen makes editing even more intuitive!

G-Tech Drive

G-Tech G-Dock & ev Drives

Back everything up and make it bomb-proof.

G-Tech ev RaW Drive

G-Tech ev RaW Drives

Make it bomb proof even when you're traveling. These things are built to take a beating and they dock extremely quickly with the G-Dock system for seamless transfers!

Datacolor Spyder 5 Colorimeter

Datacolor Spyder 5 Elite Colorimeter

Screen calibration is key to getting true color and contrast out of your images across all of your screens.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud

The name says it all. You're not editing if you're not working with Adobe products...

Capture One Pro

Capture One Pro

Capture One Pro is a phenomenal RAW editing tool. All of my initial edits are in this program and the tones that come out of it are superior to anything else on the market.