Recommended Photography Gear

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Everyone asks if I shoot Canon or Nikon. There is a lot more to a photo shoot than that. This is a partial list of the photography gear we use in the studio and on location.

Full disclosure, we use every one of these products because we like them and they get the job done. In our opinion this is the best photography gear for the projects we work on. The links on the items go to my affiliate store so if you buy one of these products use my link and I’ll get a very small commission – the price you pay is the same as buying direct.

Nikon photography gear

Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 camera lens

Nikon photography gear

Nikon D3 Camera 

Cameras + Lenses + Accessories

  • Nikon D3
  • Nikon D750
  • Canon G15
  • Nikon f2.8 80-200mm
  • Nikon F2.8  16-35mm
  • Nikon 19mm tilt/shift
  • Nikon 75-300mm
  • Sigma 28-70mm
  • Tether Tools JerkStopper Camera Support


“When people ask me what equipment I use – I tell them my eyes.”


Lights + Lighting Modifiers

  • Profoto B1
  • Profoto Acute 2400R Power Pack
  • Profoto Compact 1200
  • Profoto Acute2 Head
  • Profoto D4 Head
  • Profoto Bi-Tube Head
  • Profot 7″ grid set
  • Profoto Speedring
  • Profoto Stripring
  • Lightrein 3′ x 4′ softbox and grid
  • Pocket Wizard Flex TT5
  • Pocket Wizard Plus X
  • Pocket Wizard Plus III
  • Pocket Wizard Plus II
  • Photoflex Aluminum Litepanel Kit 39″ x 72″
  • Photoflex Aluminum Litepanel Kit 72″ x 72″
  • Aurora 3′ x 4′ Softbox
  • Aurora 1′ x 5′ Strip Box
  • Westcott 7′ Parabolic Umbrella

Tripods, Monopods + Grip Equipment

  • Manfrotto Black Mark II Super Professional Studio Tripod
  • Manfrotto 190 Carbon Fibre 3-Section camera tripod
  • Manfrotto Black Triman Camera Tripod
  • Manfrotto XPRO Monopod+ Three-Section Aluminum Photo Monopod
  • Manfrotto Quick Release Plate with 1/4” Screw and Rubber Grip
  • Manfrotto Super Clamp
  • Manfrotto Double Arm
  • Manfrotto Spring Clamp
  • Manfrotto Alu-Studio 3 Sct. Column Black
  • Manfrotto Nano Photo Stand
  • Manfrotto Light Stand Holder – 8 Stand
  • Manfrotto Back Light Stand
  • Manfrotto Super Boom
  • Manfrotto Combi-boom stand Black Aluminium with Sandbag
  • Manfrotto Photo Master Stand, Air Cushioned Black Aluminium, Three-Pack
  • Manfrotto Photo Stand, Support, Bag and Spring, Complete Set
  • Manfrotto Cine/Video Dolly with Spiked Feet and Individual Brakes
  • Manfrotto Lite-Tite Swivel Aluminium Umbrella Adapter
  • Manfrotto Reproduction Arm, Double Camera Attachment
  • Manfrotto Flex Arm for Super Clamp
  • Manfrotto Magic Arm with Quick Release Plate

Computers + Accessories

  • Asus PA238Q
  • Asus PA248Q
  • Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader
  • Wacom Intuos Pro Touch Medium

This article may be reproduced in entirety as long as URLs and copyright information remain intact, and a link is provided back to this article. © Brett Gilmour, all rights reserved. For editorial use contact Brett Gilmour Photography.

Commercial and advertising photographer Brett Gilmour, has extensive experience photographing web, print, outdoor and direct mail campaigns for energy, hotel, real estate, tourism, editorial and corporate clients. Since 1996 Brett has created commercial photography that tells a brands story and weaves their products into the fabric of our culture. Brett partners with advertising agencies and companies to produce custom photography. 3 Time Gold Nugget Award winner for architectural photography Former President and Board of Member at CAPIC, Prairie Chapter. Former Film Selection Committee member at the Banff Mountain Film Festival.

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