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Favorite Photography Items and Recommendations

Try it before you buy it:

LensRentals

BorrowLenses

 

New Gear: 

B&H PhotoVideo

Adorama

Amazon.com (directly from Amazon, I don’t trust many third parties)

Check your camera’s website for a list of other authorized dealers in your area or online:)

 

Reliable sources for used gear:

Nikon’s website (or Canon if you are Canon…or whatever brand :))

www.lensrentals.com

www.borrowlenses.com

Trusted camera shops, authorized to deal refurbished gear from the manufacturer. Example is Dodd Camera. I love them! Here in Ohio, there’s a store in Dayton that I love to deal with.

 

Photoshop goodies:

Actions- Pure Photoshop Actions

Textures- Jessica Drossin Textures

Templates- Paint the Moon, Pure Photoshop Actions, Design Aglow, Red Boot Design

Lightroom Presets- the ONLY set I like, period, is the Film Art set from Clickin’ Moms

 

Props:

Adorable Props (hats and headbands)

Fancy Fabric (fabrics for newborn shoots)

Strawberry Girl Couture (headbands and stretchy wraps)

Adore (headbands and wraps)

Creme de la Baby (upcycled hats)

 

Software:

Photoshop CS5

Adobe Lightroom 3

Adobe Bridge (a sub-program of CS)

MacKeeper

 

Camera Bags:

Kelly Moore Bag

 

Logo Design/Branding/Blog Design:

On The Spot Studio

 

Misc:

Fun photo stuff to buy- Photojojo

Reflector/diffusor- Promaster

 

Web:

Website, easy yet customizable and professional- Photobiz

Blog Sites- ProPhoto Blog

Hosting: Bluehost and GoDaddy

 

What’s in my bag:

Nikon d700 full frame body

Nikon D3S full frame body

Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G

Nikon 50mm f/1.4G

Nikon 105mm f/2.8G macro

Nikon 135mm f/2D DC

Nikon 180mm f/2.8D

Nikon SB-900 flashes (2)

Color-balancing gels for flashes

Battery grip for d700

Several CF cards, 4GB and 8GB sizes. Recommended brand: Sandisk Extreme III

Rechargable AA batteries

Pocket Wizard OCF trigger system:

– (1) miniTT1 transmitter for Nikon

– (2) FlexTT5 receivers for Nikon

– AC3 Zone Controller for Nikon

Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 to be replaced..soon:)Sold during off-season to buy something else:)

 

What’s on my desk:

Apple iMac 27″- 1TB hard drive, 8GB RAM, Intel i7

Apple Macbook 17″- 750GB hard drive, 8GB RAM, intel i7

Western Digital MyBook external hard drive, 1TB

Apple iPad, 64GB w/ Wifi & 3G

Apple iPhone, 8GB

(Can you tell I love my Apple products! They’ve been very good to me and to my business!)

Energizer rapid battery charger

Lots of gorgeous vintage cameras:)