Kailua Kona Hawaii wedding and Engagement Photographer

My Usual Wedding / Portrait Gear

So I have acquired a lot of gear that I use on a regular basis and have received a lot of questions on what gear am I using. We all know it's not the gear that makes the great photos, well partial truth - it comes down to the light on the subject and or scene I am shooting.   

I always go to Natural Light first but not every situation allows that and that's why I always carry reflectors and artificial lighting such as strobes and continuous lighting. Here's my bag.

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I pretty much have a huge bag.  I carry 3 cameras and 4 lenses.  Wedding Photography moves fast so I'm always ready if something happens or malfunctions.

So what's exactly in my bag? Well I carry a Nikon D 800, a Nikon D750 w/battery grip and Nikon F5 for all my 35mm film photography.  I use a Holdfast to carry 2 cameras at a time.  Here's The lenses that I use: Tamron 15-30mm 2.8,  Tokina 24-70mm 2.8, Sigma 50mm 1.4 art and a Nikkor 70-200mm 2.8.  Hard to believe but it all fits great in my Lowepro 450 bag. That's the Holdfast on top of the bag. 

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This next photo is all the other equipment I take along to the weddings.  

 What I found to be most valuable is definitely a great stand, something I can put up in highwinds and attach a boom and throw on either my beauty dish or 36" collapsible soft box.  I also carry a couple speed lights, a rotolight and 600ws monolight.  So if you're testing the waters with Photography you don't need everything that I have,  it's just what I prefer and that works for me.  The most important thing that I was taught is to not to ask what kind of gear they are using but why they're using it. 

What I found to be most valuable is definitely a great stand, something I can put up in highwinds and attach a boom and throw on either my beauty dish or 36" collapsible soft box.  I also carry a couple speed lights, a rotolight and 600ws monolight.  So if you're testing the waters with Photography you don't need everything that I have,  it's just what I prefer and that works for me.  The most important thing that I was taught is to not to ask what kind of gear they are using but why they're using it. 

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