Equipment

We inform our customers of the equipment we are using. We don't cut corners or go the cheap route. I Believe in giving my clients the best images possible. Other photographers don't talk about their equipment or lack thereof, for the obvious reasons. Ask about equipment, it really does matter.

We use new, up to date professional cameras and lenses to provide the best quality and reliability possible. Cutting edge lenses are sharper and high resolution bodies with the most advanced auto focus systems and best signal to noise ratio sensors provide images suitable for large prints and canvas prints at sizes over 20x30.

From the latest high resolution 47 mega pixel D850, to the D5 flagship do anything camera with shoot in the dark sensitivity and  high speed 14 frame per second capture ability, these digital camera body's never misses a moment of action, add a selection of professional Nikon flashes, battery powered 600 watt studio heads with softboxes, to a full suite of professional  Nikkor lenses from 14mm to 400mm means we can handle any issue or venue.

Camera bodies are the Nikon D5 flagship for dependable low light high speed needs, a Nikon D500 for backup and extended reach, and a Nikon  D850 and D750 for portrait, architecture, and where ever extreme high resolution is called for.  I believe in having many backups, lenses and cameras do break and fail. You must provide your clients a failure free service.

We maintain a lens fleet of over 10 different lenses to acquire specific images with the highest quality possible, The right tool for the right job is essential. Without quality lenses the best camera is obsolete.

Image above from a Nikon D5, Nikon 58mm 1.4g at 1.8 1/100th of a second ISO 2800, available light from streetlights only. Simply the best environmental portrait lens and camera there is! The 58 is a lens I always have with me.

Image above from a Nikon D810, (replaced with D850) lens is a Nikkor 300mm 2.8 at 2.8 1/500th of a second ISO 100 with two 600 watt studio heads under umbrellas's to soften and fill foreground lighting.

Below is some of our lens fleet that gives us a unique advantage over out competition. These lenses are not often used by professonals due to their cost and extreme weight but I find them essential. As a powerlifter I have the strength and stamina to wield these machines.

 

This is our new 200-400mm lens that is perfect for long reach for large churches with restrictions or from the back of the audience. It allows us to get tight close ups without being in front of the audience at a given event, Very useful for candid's as well. At 7 pounds this lens requires strength and exception skill to be used properly. 

The above image was taken in a dark catholic church with movement restrictions. We were forced to be over 70 feet away from the couple. Shot with a Nikon D850, ISO 6400 focal length 400mm at f4, 100th of a second exposure. This image would not have been possible without the reach and stabilization of the above lens. Note the creamy soft background!

This is our 200mm f2, best portrait lens made. It provides the most accurate and flattering proportions for portraits and fashion images. At 6 pounds this lens requires stamina and strength to be utilized as well. The sharpest lens made and the best creamy soft backgrounds and foregrounds.

This is our 105mm f1.4, for use when there is not enough room for the 200mm. Perfect for singles, couples, and small groups. A precise lens that needs skilled hands to use properly. Amazing sharpness and soft backgrounds.

We maintain the three main zooms in Nikons line up, the 14-24mm 2.8, 24-70mm 2.8, and the new 70-200mm 2.8 fluorite. Zoom lenses are essential for fast unpredictable situations. The professional fast durable lenses reliably and accurately record unfolding action in any light.

Essential to many types of work is a close up macro lens for images of flower, rings, jewelry, and any small item you want a large image of. The best lens for that is a Nikon 105mm 2.8 micro lens with a Nikon R2 macro flash lighting system.

 

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