SOFTWARE & HARDWARE FOR THE SOCIAL MEDIA Strategist

(UPDATED July, 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

This is the current gear I use on a day-to-day basis. Note: My flirtation with Windows Pro 10 is over (for now). My concerns about the future of the macOS platform were alleviated enough after the 2017 WWDC keynote presentation by Apple that I am back on the macOS platform full time. However, I have adjusted my workflow enough that I can now make the move to Windows quickly and painlessly if necessary. 

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.  I'm nor focused on getting my workflow and hardware/software set up optimized so I can get as much done as possible, as quickly as possible with the lightest footprint possible. This means scaling back not only the hardware, but the number of programs I use to get my daily work done. 

As always, everything on this list is highly recommended by me personally. 

Computers / Mobile

  • Apple iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 32GB RAM, 2TB HD, 3.3 GHz Intel Core i5) w/ a Das Keyboard Prime 13 Keyboard, Microsoft Surface Mouse, and a Drobo 5D (14.5TB) Personal Storage Array.
  • Apple Macbook Air (11-inch, 8GB RAM, 512GB HD, 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7) w/ Microsoft Surface Mouse
  • Apple iPhone 7 Plus (256GB)

CAMERAS & Gear

  • Fujifilm X100T Cameras
  • BeastGrip iPhone Rigs
  • Blue & Rode Microphones
  • Cinetics & Edelkrone Sliders
  • Domke Bags
  • EVO Gimbals 
  • Giotto's Ball Heads
  • Manfrotto Ball Heads, Tripods, Monopods, Stands, & Lights 

SOFTWARE