SOFTWARE & HARDWARE FOR THE SOCIAL MEDIA PHOTOGRAPHER

 

 

(UPDATED June 23th, 2017) - Things change. My March, 2017 "social media photographer gear" article was live for no more than a few weeks when I dramatically changed my setup and workflow. So, let's do this. I'll post change-related blog posts when I make big changes to my set up, but my current list of gear and software will live here and I'll just link to this page anytime I refer to my gear or software in my articles.  

HARDWARE & SOFTWARE TOOLS I AM CURRENTLY USING ON PROJECTS

This is the current gear I use on a day-to-day basis. The items on this list have been tested in real-world situations on real jobs. This is the gear and the software I use to deliver award-winning results to my clients.  Everything on this list is highly recommended by me personally. 

WORKSTATIONS

  • Apple iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015, 32GB, 2TB, 3.3 GHz) running macOS Sierra w/ Das Keyboard Prime 13 Backlit Mechanical Keyboard, Microsoft Surface Mouse, Griffin Powermate, Contour ShuttleXpress, and a Drobo 5D Personal Storage Array

MOBILE DEVICES

  • Apple iPad Pro 9.7"
  • Apple iPhone 7

CAMERAS & Main Gear

  • Fujifilm X100T Cameras
  • Apple iPhone 7 & 6S Phones w/ DXO One
  • Beastgrip & Helium Cine Pro Core Camera Rigs; Cinetics & Edelkrone Sliders; Domke Bags; Evo Stabilizers; Giottos Ball Heads; Canon FD, Moment & Moondog Labs Lenses; and Manfrotto Ball Heads, Tripods, Monopods, Stands, & Lights. 

SOFTWARE

WINDOWS/Macos PLATFORMs

IOS PLATFORM (IPHONE & IPAD)

  • Creative - Cinemagraph Pro, Filmic Pro, Koji Go, ProShot, Quik, Snapseed, and VSCO.
  • Development - Dash, and Panic! Coda & Transmit.
  • Productivity - Apple Keynote, iaWriter, Microsoft Office for iOS and Notability.
  • Utilities - Dolphin, Dropbox, Feedly and Google Chrome.