Soul Gaze Photography, LLC
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Frequently Asked Questions


"What's in your camera bag?"

The photography on this website is a menagerie of both old and new work taken with different cameras over the years. I'm often asked what is in my camera bag and often hear someone say, "Wow, you must have a great camera!". Yet, if you browse my iPhoneography portfolio, it should be obvious that skill and a bit of luck will enable beauty despite the camera used. Yes, I have a nice DSLR and I have never regretted the investment. However, when I compare my DSLR work to my iPhoneography, as a photographic artist I feel far more free with the iPhone. Owning a DSLR results in a bit of implied responsibility to produce beauty. Though you can capture great images SOOC (straight out of camera), I much prefer to edit images to create my own personal version of what I captured. With an iPhone, my workflow is far faster and mobile compared to with my DSLR where I often have client projects that result in much of my personal projects being delayed months or longer. So in all honesty, I feel that it truly doesn't matter as long as as a photographer I am still creating and sharing the beauty that I see and discover during my existence.

For example, EACH of these photos were taken and edited using an iPhone.

What I use to Create Photographic Art

  • Mobile: iPhone 6 Plus (Formerly 4s)
  • Main Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
  • Lenses: 17-40mm f/4L, 35mm f1.4A (Sigma), 50mm f/1.4, 100mm f/2.8L Macro, 135mm f/2L
  • MeFOTO GlobeTrotter Carbon Fiber Tripod (Black)
  • 580EXII, ProFoto 2' Octa & Speedring (B1 and B2 coming soon!)
  • ExpoDisc 2.0
  • Toshiba Qosmio 17'' Laptop with Wacom Intuous 4 (medium)
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Lightroom & Photoshop)

Infrared Photography Only

  • Nikon D40 (Canon A70 or S5IS as backup)
  • Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
  • Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6
  • Hoya 58mm R72 Infrared Filter

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