The gear makes you a better photographer

It's definitely all about the gear. Not the business sense, pitching, hustle, creative vision, luck, or ability to deal with clients constantly trying to lowball you.

Quicksnap Flash (3-pack)

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Yeah, they're not cheap anymore, but they're super fun to have around.

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49

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Tiffen UV Filter

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Just do it. It's not worth breaking a lens, I know, I've done it.

$

9.78

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iMo Padded Camera Neck Strap

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Spice up your strap game with with photography-minded features and added padding for carrying heavier cameras. Plus, it looks great.

Spice up your strap game with with photography-minded features and added padding for carrying heavier cameras. Plus, it looks great.

$

29

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Fujifilm X-T2 Mirrorless Camera

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Weathersealed. Mirrorless disguised as analog.

Why would you choose the second edition over the third or first? X-T2 has the best of both worlds, it keeps to the X-T1 size, beefs up its video capabilities, and its not as expensive as the marginally updated X-T3. The 3 is new and hot but do you really need 117 focus points and a slightly better sensor? I guess if you’re really into shooting ants.

Weather resistance and weight are my biggest qualities when looking for an “adventure” camera. Amazon (like the rainforest in South America) getting rainy? Weather sealed lenses and body will keep you focused on getting the sick shot of spider monkeys. Dreaded sand induced trip, ie. beach or Sand Dunes NP? You’re good with the seals. Nickelodeon slime? It will be sticky for a bit but you’re mostly good. I’ve shot near waterfalls (misty conditions), elephant cleaning (river bath), proverbial POW days (“nuking”) and during all of those times not once did I worry about water or dirt penetrating the seals.

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Peak Design Everyday Backpack

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A great photo backpack.

I've used this backpack extensively for short travel and shoots that don't require much strenuous activity. Ever part of it is thoughtfully designed, and cameras/lenses are easy to access at a moments notice. In a pinch, I've also used it as a weekend travel bag when I'm trying to avoid those carry-on bag charges :)

$

259.95

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Peak Design Travel Tripod - Carbon Fiber

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I don't actually own one of these...because it's $600. But damn do I want one.

All my more successful photographer friends rave about this tripod, since they spend more time shooting and can afford it.

$

599.95

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Peak Design Capture 3.0 Camera Clip

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This little piece of gear will change how you shoot while adventuring. Trust me.

I've used it climbing, hiking, backcountry skiing, mountaineering, and backpacking with great success. It's hard to put into words how much of a difference it makes having your camera so accessible. Additionally (besides being quite visible), it's much more secure to use while traveling. Because the clip "locks" every time you put the camera on, you don't have to worry about your strap getting cut and your camera grabbed.

$

69.95

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Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM Lens

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One of the highest quality and most versatile lenses you can own.

This is the lense on my camera 90% of the time. It's great for all styles of shooting. Image quality is phenomenal across the zoom range and the AF performance is flawless.

$

2198

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Sony A7r iv

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The likelihood you'll ever need 61MP is almost zero. But who cares. 61 MEGAPIXELS!

$

3498

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