My Photography Equipment
In the event that you were actually wondering what photography equipment and software I use, wonder no more my friends!
Here’s the run down:
Cameras: Canon 60D, iPhone 6 (iPhone 4S used for older posts)
Lenses: Sigma 30mm f/1.4, Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5, and Canon 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6
Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5, Adobe Photoshop CS6, and Apple Final Cut Pro X
Most of my photography and videography is done using my Canon 60D. I have a tendency to gravitate towards the Sigma 30mm lens as one can achieve some fun depth of field effects with that 1.4 f-stop in both photography and videography (as seen in the focus pulling apparent in some of my videos)!
As far as the photography software is concerned, I love, LOVE, LOOOVE Lightroom! It’s easy to use, great for organizing and there are a bunch of beautiful (FREE—I love FREE!!) presets out there! I even tried Aperture once, out of curiosity, and immediately returned to Lightroom. Photoshop CS6 is also wonderful for fine-tuning your images, but it takes a lot more know-how to operate that piece of software. Of course, if you’re up to it, there are a ton of YouTube tutorials and books out there on Photoshop (and Lightroom, too)!
I still have a lot to learn about Final Cut Pro X. Long ago and far away in the land of college, I took a video editing class where we used Final Cut Express (no ‘Pro’ and no ‘X’ as this was, long ago and far away). Final Cut has come a loooong way since then! A lot has changed, but I continue to learn something new each and every time I create a video. YouTube is, of course, extremely helpful! I’ve also discovered another great educational website, Udemy.com. It’s free to sign up and some of the courses they offer are also free! I’ve found a couple courses on Final Cut Pro X and they were very helpful in getting me started!
As for my computer, I’m proud to say that it’s a Mac, it’s amazingly fast and I built it myself! Read more about my Hackintosh build here.
Well that about wraps it up! Comment with any questions, as I’d be more than happy to help!