What tools do I use?
I can produce a variety of work at a level that many people in my price bracket cannot. I do this with a variety of gear that those with some technical appreciation may be interested in knowing.
The Nikon D810 is a high-resolution full frame camera body with no anti-aliasing filter for incredibly detailed and sharp images. I love the results this camera produces, and the editing flexibility it creates.
The legendary D700 had 2 successors, the D800 and the D750, and where the D800 pushed forward with resolution and features, the D750 took a more free form approach with a smaller, lighter body and the best ISO performance yet seen on a full-frame DSLR. No slouch in the image quality market, the D750 also is a favorite amongst videographers, and was 2014’s camera of the year.
Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII
In all the years I sold cameras and lenses, the 70-200 had to have been the most popular lens, and for good reason. Excellent optics, beautiful characteristics, and surprising flexibility all make this lens an absolute joy to shoot. One portrait and you’ll be a believer too.
Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8
Fast and flexible, the 24-70 is a dream to work with. It’s great with groups, architecture, landscapes, and just about anything else you can throw at it. This lives on my D810 during the week for me, and is my go to lens for any situation of which I don’t know the specifics.
Nikkor 50mm f/1.4
Another extremely popular lens in the photography world, the 50mm prime is not shy in low light, with one of the widest apertures available on Nikkor lenses. It is great for casual portraits, street photography, and video work.
Nikon SB-910 Speedlight
I have two of these flashes by Nikon. They offer the most light output and connectivity features of any of Nikon’s portable flashes. They are a must for indoor weddings, interior shots, and formal studio portraiture.
Graphic Design and Illustration
Wacom Intuos 5
The pen tablet bridges the gap between analog input and digital output in a way that mouse movement doesn’t easily allow. Applying classic training to modern production standards easily makes a pen tablet the tool of choice for any designer worth his salt. The Intuos5 allows for input not just an xy axis, but also detects over 2000 levels of pressure and the tilted angle of the stylus for the most natural control.