Greetings! Today’s post is for our techie friends out there. Some of you have asked about our photography gear and we’d love to share what we know/what we use. If you have more questions that are not answered in this blog post shoot us an email! We are Canon enthusiasts. We love Canon, started on Canon, promote it when we can, and hopefully will die with Canon ;) Sorry all you Nikon lovers; we’ve heard wonderful things! We have two Canon 7D’s and a 30D. We do not use our 30D, its just our back up. Some of you might be surprised by our choice to not use the Mark ll, but honestly, I love our 7D (it keeps us humble!). I actually shot with a Mark l a while back and prefer the 7D. The 7D is comparable to the Mark ll but it is not full frame. This is something I, personally, am okay with. I’ve shot with the 7D long enough to know my frame and what will be cut off. My absolute favorite lens is the 24-70mm L series. I shoot everything with her. Weddings, babies, adoptions, homecomings, personal fun stuff...you get the picture. Nick’s go to lens is the fixed 50mm. It can drop down to 1.8 and is great for low light situations, such as airports. We also have a 10-22mm wide angle lens that we use on occasion. We also have two 580EX ll SpeedLites. These are external flashes that we keep on our cameras while inside, however we don’t always turn them on. (BTW, get ready to grow some serious arm muscles, camera body+24-70 lens+flash is beyond heavy!) I must give a shout out to my wonderful camera strap! My sweet husband got it for me as a Christmas present a few years back and I love it. The company is out of Chicago and everything is handmade. Yes they have dog collars, and yes our dog as one with little planes on it. Check them out at: http://souldier.us For shooting in low light situations you really need to evaluate all your lighting sources. I would not suggest shooting above 3200 ISO or you might end up with noisy images. When light fails you, turn on your flash. Not your on camera flash, but the external flash. Never point the flash directly at your subject, try and bounce it off the ceiling or a near by wall. If we have to use flash I edit my images to muddle the flash and make it look more natural.
Oh, and always, always, always shoot in manual ;)