The number one question we are asked is, “What gear do you use?”
It seems like every-time we are out shooting, people stop and take a glimpse with puzzled faces. Maybe they’re interested in what we’re doing or maybe they just want to know why we are using these crazy looking soft boxes, enormously huge lenses or home-made diffusers.
We’ve created a basic gear kit of the items we use on a day to day basis. I’ll begin to go more in depth with these individual items, and I’ll be creating more specific kits for lighting, diffusion, color-correction, and so on. I will soon break down what specific gear we use for a particular line of work such as, architecture photography, food photography, and product shots.
For now, you can view our gear kit right here: https://kit.com/pryme/favorite-gear
This kit includes most of the gear we use on a regular basis.
Our main babe! She's a beauty. Heavier than most bodies out there but oh so crisp!
Our favorite lens for Landscape shots or artistic wide-view photos.
When in doubt, this is my go-to lens for a wide view or a more close-u feel.
Our favorite lens for background compression. We use this for headshots, food, and some others.
Our newest addition. We purchased this for primarily architecture shoots but I find we may be using it for other fun projects.
We use this when we don't want to schlep around a laptop and long 15' tether cord. I love this but it can sometimes lag so we interchange with the cord.
Our go-to tethering cable for most shoots. We connect to the laptop and that's it!
Our primary tripod. Sturdy, strong, but heavier than most. Not great for travel but we do it anyways. We use this with the GH-100 Grip Head
Our primary tripod. Heavy but sturdy and not the best for travel... but we do it anyways. You can't find something this good for the price range. It has lasted me a long time!
Lee Filer holder for our 14-24mm Lens. The adapter ring is purchased separately.
This is used with the SW150 rotating filter.
Lee Filters 150x150mm Big Stopper Neutral Density 3.0 Filter for SW150-Series Filter Holder, 10 Stop
10 stop ND filter for the 14-24mm which can be interchangeable with all other lenses so long as you purchase the ring adapter for the lens (SW150 system)
Obsessed with my tablet! This has changed my editing life and I totally recommend it for any photographer who spends countless hours retouching.
Apple iMac 27" Desktop with Retina 5K display - 4.2GHz quad-core Intel Core 7th-gen i7, 2TB Fusion Drive, 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 Memory, Radeon
Upgraded to a 2tb Fusion drive and 16gb - Our main computer for video/photo editing.
Apple iMac (27" Retina 5K display, 3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 1TB) - Silver (Latest Model)
Secondary computer for editing photos (usually too slow for video)
We have 2 (4tb) and 2 (2tb). Love these, I always feel like our images are safe. I use these with a thunderbolt and USBC
Polarizer for 70-200mm lens
Polarizer for 24-70mm lens
Flashpoint XPLOR 600 HSS Battery-Powered Monolight with Built-in R2 2.4GHz Radio Remote System and R2 Transmitter for Nikon (Bowens Mount)
I've got 3 of these because they are so affordable compared to other brands. I love these lights! They are worth every penny.
My go-to card reader. I prefer it over the Insignia.
Love my CF cards. I've only had a corrupted card once and I think it was because I sat on it while in my back pocket. Other than that, it has worked very well for me,
Flashpoint 10' C (Century) Light Stand on Turtle Base Kit w/40" Grip Arm & 2 Gobo Heads and Baby Pin - Chrome
Typical C-Stand its great for practically everything
This is a good stand for laying different surfaces. It folds up quickly and requires little space.
Feel free to ask us any questions you may have on this gear list!