Among the questions I am most often asked - is what tools I use to create my images. I have created this page to share with you the actual products I use, positively love and abso-friggin-lutely swear by. However, it stands to be noted that incredible images can be created on ANY camera - just as a good recipe can be cooked in many kinds of pots. The tools don't make one an artist - the vision, passion and years of trial and error do. Tools can improve the quality, speed of production and all around... just make your life easier. I have included the arsenal of craptacular cameras I used to use - before I met my Canon Mark II DSLR - some of the images I have created, that were my most popular - were done on the otherwise 'bad' cameras.
Don't lose hope if you can't afford the equipment of your dreams yet - work towards it and master what you DO have. Chances are, if you can create compelling works with that - you can create with anything.
Most importantly, love what you do and continually try to learn.
Last Updated: 2/8/2012
-- Always, Chrysti
P.S. I'll be compiling a separate list of what I use for iPhonography, I'll link to it from here once I do!
My other old digi cams aren't worth linking to!
Lenses + Lens Accessories:
At Home Scanners + Printers:
External Hard Drives & Storage:
Stand Alone Software:
Photoshop Actions: (currently working on the complete list)
I have thousands of actions... thousands upon thousands. I've listed a few of the ones I use most often + find the most valuable below.
Lightroom Presets: (currently working on the complete list)
Textures: (currently working on the complete list)
Camera Cleaning Stuff:
Photog Books I Learned Lots From:
Photography Book I Think You'll Learn Lots From:
Photography Books That Inspire Me:
Books I'm Currently Reading/Flipping Through:
Photo Magazines I Subscribe to:
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