Photo Equipment and where to get prints

Currently I am using the following camera, lenses and flash (and attachments).

Main Camera Equipment

  • Canon EOS 40-D - I recently upgraded my camera body with the Canon EOS 40-D.

  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS SLR Lens - This lense came with the Canon Rebel XT. 

  • Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens - I also got this zoom 70-300mm lens at the same time.   Not only has it been very useful in photographing landscape and some nature shots, it has been a fantastic lens for photographing blues bands in bars and nightclubs.

  • Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash - Because 90% of the photography I am currently doing takes place in bars and nightclubs I needed a good flash for my camera.  The Speedlite 403EX meet my immediate needs. 

  • Gary Fong Whale Tail Studio Complete System - I wanted to find a better way to diffuse my flash in the situations where I was photographing bands in bars with poor lighting.  If I went with no-flash I ended up with either a very 'soft' or poorly focused image.  If I went with a flash it either washed out the colors, flattened the image, or created very annoying shadows.  I looked at other diffusing systems, especially more traditional ones using cards.  As silly & funny looking as the Whale Tail looks ("Tupperware", "toilet bowl", etc), it works perfectly for my needs.

Camera Toys

  • i-gotU GT-120 Travel Blog Master - This is a GPS Logger with software that you can use to put geotagging information into your photographs.  You can also use to log your location.

  • Wireless Remote Shutter Release - This is a Vivitar wireless remote shutter release for Canon 40D & 50D bodies.  It worked right out of the box.

Benjamin's Camera

I gave this camera to Benjamin as a birthday gift with some lenses.  I hope he has the "Tannen camera eye".  Only time will tell.


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