My Gear

This isn’t meant to be a list of all the gear I use, I would scare myself. I am listing the things I get asked about the most and things that you might not find easily. This is gear that I have found to work great and that is the only reason I would list it. I do shoot Canon, only because I have for a while now and am heavily invested in lenses.

Photo equipment

Rent gear from BorrowLenses
Rain Cover OpTech Rain Cover
Camera Back Pack MindShift BackLight 26L
Traveling cases ThinkTank Airport Series Rollers
Lens heater (to keep condensation off during long very exposures): PROTAGE USB Warmer P-LH02


• Starter: SIRUI ST-124 Standard Series 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod and K-20X ball head
W-2204 SIRUI Waterproof Carbon Fiber Tripod and K-30X ball head
• Ball Head – Really Right Stuff, the best you can buy. Pay the extra for the lever release clamp.

Water drops

Water drop controller:
YONGNUO Flash: YONGNUO Flash for CanonYONGNUO Flash for Nikon


• Adobe - I recommend the Photography Plan that includes Photoshop, Lightroom CC Classic and Lightroom CC


• The mother of all flashlights: Cyclops Colossus 18-Million Candlepower Spotlight
• My workhorse: Stanley Fatmax
• Compact, powerful and waterproof: NEBO Blast 1400-Lumen Handheld Flashlight
• Penlight COAST G20 Inspection Beam Penlight LED Flashlight, Black
• Tiny and great: NEBO Redline FLEX 450-Lumen Flashlight
• Headlamp: Black Diamond Cosmo Headlamp

Cube light: MIRFAK Moin Micro LED

Solar Eclipse

Filter material: Baader Planetarium AstroSolar Safety Film Visual, 7.9×11.4 (20x29cm)
Smaller square sheets, different sizes Thousand Oaks Optical 4″x4″ Solar Filter Sheet for Telescopes, Binoculars and Cameras
Instructions for making solar filter:

Dealing With the Weather

• Waterproof gloves: Seal Skinz Extreme Cold Weather Glove
• The mother of all winter gloves. I can control my camera without taking them off: The Heat Company Heat 3 Smart
• Overshoes. I love these, they fit over your hiking boots and let you walk in deeper water. NEOS 15-inch All Weather Overshoes The winter ones are great too, they keep your feet warm and dry: NEOS 15-inch Winter Overshoes
• Crampons. They keep you from sliding around on the ice and snow. These are cheap but good as long as your aren’t doing major hikes. Cimkiz Plus

The fine print: some of these links are to affiliate pages where I get a very small percentage of each sale. I am not paid to endorse any products and I won’t list anything I haven’t tried or use myself. I am also a SIRUI tripod dealer/reseller.