Canon 5D Mark IV - Image from Canon USA The Canon 5D Mark III came out in 2012. Although I was hoping for the release of the Canon 5D Mark IV in 2015, it was finally announced in late August 2016 that it would be officially available on September 8th, 2016. Have I pre-ordered the…Read more
Full Time Professional Photographers And Videographers Must Have Backup Gear
Any full time professional should have backup gear. However, that doesn't mean that it always has to be owned by the photographer or videographer. It could be rented. My latest $400 plus purchase is pictured to the left. It's the Profoto Air Remote TTL for Canon cameras. Yes, I have one. Yes, I can trigger…Read more
Studio Lighting For Photographers Can Be Intimidating But…
Studio lighting for photographers can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. I'll help elevate some of the fear in this post. Oh, before I dive in, this post will focus on strobe lighting not constant lighting. Both types of lighting have advantages and disadvantages, but this post is more about overcoming the fear…Read more
Photographers! What One Piece Of New Gear Will Increase Your Revenue?
It's easy to get tempted by the latest camera body on the market and the never ending new gear coming out. But at the end of the day, ask yourself what one piece of new gear will increase my revenue? That one question will likely change the way you think about your next purchase. Yes, there…Read more
Photography Gear That All Pro Photographers Should Carry With Them At All Times
Manfrotto 055 Tripod (Picture from Manfrotto.us) Although I only have a tripod pictured to the left, there are several items that professional photographer should carry with them all the time. And a tripod is just one of them. FYI, this is not meant to be a 100% all inclusive list. It is just some of…Read more
Pro Camera Gear vs. Consumer Camera Gear: Does It Really Matter?
UNEDITED image shot by John - Left: Canon 5D Mark III (Professional) - Right: Canon SL1 (Consumer) DANGER - WARNING - WATCH OUT! This post will get a few photographers down right ANGRY and spitting mad. How do I know? I've posted similar things before comparing pro to consumer and I've posted this image above before…Read more
It’s True! Professional Photography Gear Is Not A Requirement Of Being A Professional
One of the best ways to start an argument with most photographers is to start talking about gear like Canon vs. Nikon vs. Sony, Full Frame vs. Crop Sensor, Professional Photography Gear vs. Consumer Photography Gear and so on. But for the sake of this post, my focus will be on Professional Photography Gear vs.…Read more
First Time DSLR Purchase – What Canon Model To Get For $900 Or Less?
Image of Canon SL1 from Canon USA The Instagram message that I received below is what sparked this blog post. "Do you think canon Rebel t6i is good for professional use? I'm an amateur, interested in portrait and fashion photography. This is my first time buying a DSLR and my budget is $900." Rather than…Read more
Photography Gear Week Day 4 of 4: Canon 5D Mark III With Canon 70-200mm F2.8 Lens
UNEDITED image shot by John (assistant) Dueling Cameras The Canon 5D Mark III with the Canon 70-200mm L F2.8 lens pictured to the far left along with the Canon 24-70mm L F2.8 are two of my core go to lenses especially for corporate event photography. Since I have a second Canon 5D Mark III (not…Read more