Recommended Gear

The following is a list of gear I currently use and recommend.

Gear

Cameras

Primary – Nikon D600 

Lenses

Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8 Lens

Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 Lens 

Nikon 18-35mm f.3.5-4.5 Lens 

Nikon 85mm f/1.8 Lens

Nikon 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens

Nikon 50mm f/1.8 Lens

Flash

Alienbee B1600 Strobe 

Paul C Buff Vagabond Mini 

Yongnuo Speedlite YN560-II (6+)

Yongnuo 506N Flash Triggers (use as receiver)

Yongnuo 506N-II Flash Triggers (use as transmitter and receiver with both Yongnuo and Alienbee)

Nikon AS-15 Sync Terminal Adapter Hot Shoe To PC (use as backup with sync cord for Alienbee)

LumoPro LP633 Compact Umbrella Swivel with Variable Cold Shoe (x3)

Fstoppers Flash Disc

Westcott Pocketbox 8×12

Godox 32″/ 80cm Umbrella Octagon Softbox 

Phototek Softlighter

Westcott X Drop System

Fovitec StudioPRO 7’6″ Classic Light Stand Kit (x2)

Rosco The Strobist Collection, Strobist 55 Piece Cinegel Filter Kit

Black and White Foam-core

Various Sized Shoot Thru Umbrellas Ranging from 7 foot to very small portable sizes

Accessories 

Feisol Carbon Fiber CT-3371 Tripod

Kirk B3 Ball Head

Kirk L Bracket for Nikon D600 

Manfrotto Super Clamp

Shurtape 672 Gaffers Tape 

Color Checker Passport

Rode Video Mic Pro

Software

Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan including both Lightroom and Photoshop 

Rental Studios

LensProToGo

BorrowLenses

 

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Photographer/Retoucher at Ryan Watkins Photography
Portrait and Wedding Photographer catering to Clare, Mt Pleasant, and Midland, Michigan. Ready to travel anywhere in the state.

Graduate from the Hallmark Institute of Photography and recipient the Highest Academic Honor.

Published in several magazines including Shutterbug, Digital Photo, Outdoor Photographer, and PDNedu.
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