Straight talk about gear and technique
I get lots of requests for information about gear and photographic technique, so I wrote an FAQ. If you have a question that’s not here and you think I’m the guy to answer it, just leave a comment at the bottom and I’ll update the page when I have time.
What kind of cameras do you use?
I use Canon’s line of professional digital camera’s and lenses. The lenses are the key to great images. Don’t get me wrong, having the right camera is important, but not as important as having great lens. For more information on my gear choices click here.
Are you a ‘natural light photographer’ or do you bring lights?
Yes. to both. I love natural light (the sun), I also love existing light (ambient light created by existing light bulbs). But there are times when creating light is the only way to get the shot I’m after. I own and use a series of small strobes and a couple large strobes (see the gear page for a list) I rarely use on camera flash but even that has it’s place. Lighting is easily the hardest (and most important) technical aspect of photography. Learning about light and the techniques for controlling it will only expand the creative potential of any photographer. If you’d like to learn more about lighting I suggest you visit Strobist, and if you’re really serious consider taking a workshop because it’s so much easier to learn if someone is teaching you, I suggest this one: OneLight
Do you use an assistant or second shooter?
I offer a second shooter to my wedding clients for an extra fee but typically it’s just me. I do use assistants when needed, but I’m pretty spry and I lug my own gear most of the time. If you’re interested in being on my second shooter list or want to assist drop me a line.
There will be more here in the future, but I’ve got lots of pages to make… so if a question is burning for an answer, send it my way and I’ll post it up.