The following is my professional photography studio equipment of the different items of gear I have been using – some for years and some only more recently. I have included the items I currently use and love most, and just like my kit. There will be new additions to the list over time so we stay in touch
A list of all my “go-to” lenses. EF Lens. Having one of these is a must for any EOS camera system. From Wide-Angle, these lenses let you capture more by broadening the angle of view and increasing the depth of field bringing more area into focus to Telephoto, the longer focal lengths effectively compress the distance between the subject and camera to capture the details and the feeling of a far-off scene. Learn more
My professional photography studio equipment, Tripods, Monopod and panoramics head:
My main tripod is Gitzo GT1540F Series 1 Safari 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Gitzo GH1780FQR Series 1 Safari Magnesium Ball Head w/ Quick Release. Excellent maximum load capacity and good torsion rigidity at a reduced weight. Learn more
My ball head is Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head is a compact geared head offers precise geared movement in three directions: 360° of pan, +90 to -30° of front tilt & +90 to -30° of lateral tilt.. Learn more
To build all my panoramics and virtual tours, I am using the Manfrotto 303SPH QTVR Spherical Panoramic Head Kit, designed for Quick Time Virtual Reality technology. Very sturdy and durable quality. Learn more my professional photography studio equipment
While the Canon 5D MarkIV shoots some spectacular low-light images, I still need a lighting kit and my professional photography studio equipment are:
When I am traveling, I always bring with with my 3 x Canon Speedlite 580EX II, also have the 1 x Canon 430EX. Learn more
I bought Elinchrom EL-Skyport Universal Radio Slave Set – Starter Kit to trig my 4 Canon speedlight, also I am thinking to invest into a Ranger Quadra A Pro Set very soon.
For my architectural images and modeling photo shooting, I have bought recently my first strobes lights: Interfit EXD400 Softbox/Umbrella Kit, includes two 400 watt/second mono lights with reflectors, a 36″ translucent umbrella, 24″ square softbox, 8′ air cushioned light stands, power and sync cords. Easy to set up and not so heavy to carry, does a job for the affordable price. Also bought a beautiful Octagonal Softbox from Westcott, 43″ inch / 1.1 m built on an umbrella rrame and so quick Set-up and Tear-dow where I can add 3 speed lights Canon 580EX II mounted with Lastolite TriFlash Bracket by Joe McNally, and unique rotating shoes for all 3 flashes.
Just got for models, the Lastolite Ezybox Hot Shoe Softbox is designed to fit most manufacturers’ hot shoe, tilt-head flashes.
I am “Mac” addict since 25 years. My main Apple at home is Apple 21.5″ iMac Desktop Computer, I have also Apple 30″ Cinema HD Display – 30″ Flat Panel LCD Computer Monitor that I love, it’s plug to my Imac and it’s the perfect “weapons” for my editing. Learn more
At home, for my back up, I have a “battery” of external hard drive, have 6 x LaCie 2TB d2 Quadra Hard Drive and recently buy the Western Digital 3TB My Book Essential External Desktop Hard Drive, so far I am happy with it, very cheap. Learn more
For my trips, I have 2 x Western Digital 1TB My Passport Essential SE Portable Hard Drive and 1 x LaCie 1TB Rugged Triple Interface Portable Hard Drive, I really my black Western Digital, super light, with this bus-powered drive, you can have up to 5Gb/s USB 3.0 speeds with complete backward compatibility with USB 2.0. Learn more
Finally, something you should get is the Wacom Intuos4 Wireless Digital Tablet, after many years to use a tradition one, this new one is perfect for left hand. It is ultra sensitive and flows over the surface. This way i have a pen and its drawing and more of a natural feel as you edit your photos! i would recommend this to everyone! Learn more
With all the money I have put into in my professional photography studio equipment, you have to have an efficient and safe way to store and travel it. Whether its your camera, lenses, or just your c-stands – its important that every piece of gear get where its going in one piece and I found finally the best
For all my strobes lights, stands, cables and all my accessories, I have the Pelican 1650 Case with Foam is an unbreakable, watertight, airtight, dustproof, chemical resistant and corrosion proof hard case used to carry any kind of equipment that needs to be protected from the elements.And it’s true. Learn more
To carry all my professional photography studio equipment… the sister of my 1650 is Pelican 1514 Carry On 1510 Case with Dividers and I have bought also the Pelican 1519 Photographer’ Lid Organizer. Solid constructions and easy to carry around. I love how it is water tight in case you get caught in the rain. Plenty of room for my gear. Two DSLR bodies, 3 lenses and flash. Learn more
And finally to carry my Apple MacBook Pro, some of my hard drive, all the cables, my Ipod, I have the Lowepro Fastpack 350 Backpack, it is a lightweight, comfortable pack made to carry a digital SLR camera, lenses, flash, accessories and a laptop computer. Learn more