Soul Gaze Photography, LLC
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Frequently Asked Questions


Do You Use Professional Equipment ?

One of the most popular questions photographers are asked is what gear is in their camera bag. I have invested in professional gear and I'm often told I have a nice camera or that my camera takes great photos. Since I am self-taught, I am honored by the compliment, but I believe that a camera is just like a paintbrush. It's the artist that creates, not the brush. So judge not the tools, instead enjoy the creation. Below details my tools of creation. Everything is insured with serial numbers logged in a recovery service database. 

+ Cameras

5D Mark III, iPhone 6 Plus and Nikon D40 (IR). Older iPhoneography was using an iPhone 4S.

+ Lenses

Canon 17-40mm f4, Sigma 35mm Art f1.4, Canon 50mm f1.4, Canon 100mm Macro f2.8, Canon 135mm f2.

+ Tripod

MeFoto Globetrotter (Carbon Fiber).

+ Lighting

Canon 580 EXII.

+ Whitebalance

Expodisk and Xrite Color Checker Passport. I also custom tweak in Lightroom.

+ Computer

17'' Toshiba Qosmio Laptop with Wacom Intuos 4.

+ Software

Adobe Lightroom + Photoshop CC, Google Nik Collection.

+ Presets

Tribe Archipelago, Mastin Labs, VSCO and custom created/tweaked presets.