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Adobe Creative Cloud (Lightroom / Photoshop primarily)
ProSelect - In-person sales software
Fundy Designer - Album designer
Showit - web site & blog
Pixieset - client galleries & print sales


MacBook Pro 15" (I have an older version than what's currently available)
Apple Retina Display 27" (tethered as second screen)
Logitech Bluetooth Mouse
Wacom Intuos Pro Tablet
Porsche Design Drives 3.0 2T (6 drives for redundancy and archiving)
Sandisk 128G Extreme Pro Compact Flash Cards - I have 6, numbered sequentially
Rocketek USB 3.0 Card Reader - I have 2 - one stays in my bag at all times
Canon Battery Pack - I have 4, 2 in bodies and 2 in camera straps, rotating
Camera Strap with Battery & CF Zipper Pockets
5-1 43" Reflector


Shimoda X Action Bag - A perfect camera travel bag.
Osprey Fairview 40 - All I travel with. Fits all my clothing + camera gear.
Endurax Leather Camera Bag - A good daypack bag
Bagail Expandable Compression Packing Cubes - Set of 4


NiSi Switch
NiSi 3-stop medium grad
NiSi 6-stop ND
Urth 77mm Circular Polarizing Filter


3 Legged Things Legends Jay


Canon Speedlite 430EX Flash


Canon EF 16-35MM f/2.8
Canon EF 24-70MM f/2.8
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8
Canon EF 135mm f/2.0 (EF f/2.0 discontinued - available as RF f/1.8)
Canon EF 200mm f/2.0 (discontinued - used only)


Canon 5D Mark III

I own 2 at all times and I've owned 7 of the same bodies over the last 20 years. These bodies are indispensable tanks.


I'm asked gear-related questions more than any other. Often, as I sit at a café with my 70-200 lens on the table, a passerby will stop and comment that my camera "must take really great photos". (I reply by telling them that it doesn't take photos and that I taught it everything it knows.) Nonetheless, I know people are curious, so I'm sharing the list here with you. As a general rule, I purchase all lenses NEW from Canon (America) directly. Having the original serial number and registering the lens allows for Canon Gold Membership benefits. Read more about that HERE.

I purchased my 70-200mm from a close friend whom I KNOW takes very good care of her gear. (I still have the lens cap with her address label on it - I always laugh and tell her she knows when I've been careless when the lens gets mailed back to HER). Otherwise, I would not purchase the lens second-hand.

Before buying a lens, try renting it. This is one way to be sure it will be worth purchasing. When you think a lens will PAY FOR ITSELF within 6 months of business, then you know it's the right time to take the plunge.

When people tell me my camera "must take really great photos," I thank them and say I taught it everything it knows.


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