A photographer went to a socialite party in New York. As he entered the front door, the host said ‘I love your pictures – they’re wonderful; you must have a fantastic camera.’ He said nothing until dinner was finished, then: ‘That was a wonderful dinner; you must hava a terrific stove.’          -Sam Haskins     

You’ll hear me say it time and time again – WHAT you use to create images with is one of the least important factors of making pleasing, artful images. It’s all in the HOW… But I know people wonder, so here you go. This is my current stable of devices and other related items I currently use, off of the top of my head. I’m sure there’s other stuff but this is a good enough list. You’ll notice it’s not new stuff, not top shelf stuff, and pretty basic, all things considered… because I carry my most important pieces of photographic equipment the same place you carry yours… in my heart and head!

“It’s not the gear, it’s what’s between your ears!”

iPhone 4
Pentax Optio WP (the old first one)
Canon G9
Fujifilm X-E1 (2 bodies)
Nikon D50
Nikon D200
(I think I have an old inexpensive N65 body and even older Contax 35mm somewhere as well. The other 35’s and my medium format film cameras all left the building… but I’ve recently contemplated getting another FM2 or an F3HP, just for kicks…)

Nikon 18-55 Kit Lens
Nikon 50mm f/1.8
Tamron 60-300 f/4-5.6
Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8
Fujifilm XF 27mm f/2.8
Fujifilm XF 18mm-55mm f/2.8-4.5

Nikon SB400 Speedlight
Nikon SB600 Speedlight

Slik U212 Tripod (yes, I’ve had it for a LONG time.)

Photoflex 42″ Multidisc
Brandless 24″ shooting enclosure

Tamrac Pro 8 bag
Lowepro Toploader Zoom 50 bag
Domke F-831 Small Messenger Bag

I use Nikon View NX2 for processing my RAW images, and GIMP as my main photo editor. I’ve been known to have lots of fun on photo editing sites (PicMonkey is the site du jour) as well.

That’s about it. Now you know. Go shoot!


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