Although I'm truly blessed to be able to work with some of the finest gear in the world, my images don't just pop right out of my camera looking they way they do in my portfolio. Honestly, it takes a TON of time in Photoshop to bring out all the little details, swap backgrounds, remove blemishes, color correct, and perform countless other retouching tasks. In fact, just check out my Before & After page to see what everything really looks like before the magic of Photoshop.
With that said, it's extremely important to capture images of the highest quality. No amount of Photoshop will transform a low-res, noisy, muddy image into one that would meet my standards. So in order to capture the absolute sharpest and cleanest RAW files I possibly can, below is the equipment I've currently got in my camera bag:
By the way, these are all affiliate links, in case you wanna treat yourself to some nice gear and help a starving artist at the same time!
As far as lighting goes, I've got a fairly elaborate rig that I typically bring with me on location, including 3 x Alien Bees B1600 strobes and a Vagabond II battery pack. In addition, below are a few items I also use fairly frequently:
By the way, if you decide to purchase any of this stuff (or if you already own one or more items), please share your experiences by leaving a comment below. I'm always interested in hearing other people's tips & feedback when it comes to gear.