KNIGHT Portable Toolbox

Friday, July 6, 2007

I've received a few questions on - what is best equipment for starting photographers? I think every brand has its unique advantages and disadvantages. I find that my relationship with Canon USA has proved beneficial to my business, shooting style, and workflow management. Here is the equipment I bring with me to every wedding...

Canon 5D and 30D Bodies (Mark III coming soon!!!)
Canon 580ex remote flashes
Quantum Turbo 2x2
Canon 70 - 200mm f2.8
Canon 24 - 70mm f2.8
Canon 16 - 35mm f2.8
Canon 85mm f1.2
Canon 50mm f1.4
Canon 10mm f1.4 fisheye
Lexar/SanDisk 4GB compact flash cards
Lacie 80GB portable firewire
17" Apple MacBook Pro
Pocket Wizard Plus II Transceivers
Lowerpro Bag
Canon i90 Portable Printer
Infocus Projector w/ 60" portable screen

And a bottle of motrin for myself and my assistant after carrying all of this around for a day!

Seriously though, professional photography is a serious financial and time investment that should not be taken lightly. That's why your business plan must be really solid! As a former business development consultant, I watched promising young entrepreneurs (like myself) succumb to the pressure of financial strain and poor planning.

We'll cover more in depth info on this equipment and what equipment is best for starting photographers at the seminar next year. Also, we will look at a sample business plan to get you started.



Arlene Hope Photography said...

You're a dear heart Ross!. Thanks so much for being such a blessing us all. Thanks also to your girifriend and all those close for the time sacrificed that you put into this blog to sharing your life and sucess with us. By the way, I get a headache too after I tote all my equipment, some of it's heavy stuff, isn't it.

Tafari said...

I am happy that I stumbled across your blog, I see that I can learn a few things here as I start to enjoy photography. I just purchased my first SLR (Nikon D40) & have been having a lot of fun with it.

Great work!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for allowing me to see the type of lenses that you use. In fact, my next purchase will be the 50mm f1.4!

Anonymous said...

Ross, thanks for posting the information about the equipment you use on your photo shoots. As a beginner in photography this information is very thanks for sharing.


Life is a Promise not a Debt said...

I found some of your work through a good friend in London...and I am in Nairobi, Kenya :-). Small village the world turnsout to be.

I am inspired by your work...and I am sure my photography will improve from all the ideas I get from seeing your pictures and reading your blog.

Thanks for sharing all this.