The Photography Equipment Used by Mouse Island Photography

The photography equipment we use is not what makes the moments we capture, but it sure does make it easier to create them.

Below is some of the photography equipment we were shooting with at our studio as of March 2018.

 CAMERAS

We utilize Canon camera bodies. Every photographer has to choose a brand. We chose Canon and it is not a choice we will ever regret. There are several other manufacturers out there who make great quality cameras, but for our style of photography, Canon has exceeded our expectations since the beginning.

  1. Primary camera body: (wedding photography) Canon 5D Mark III
  2. Backup camera body: (Wedding photography & video) Canon 80D

 

Lenses

Professional lenses improve the sharpness, contrast, and depth of field within the photography. They are expensive, but the investment in quality glass is the foundation for every image we capture. We do not use all of these lenses on every shoot we do, but we make sure we have the ones we need with us to capture your moments with us. Rowena typically shoots telephoto, Shawn normally shoots Wide, but we complement each other’s styles and with our two-shooter packages, we meet in the middle.

  1. Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens for Canon
  2. Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Nano USM (Video)
  3. Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Canon
  4. Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 II USM
  5. Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
  6. Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM
  7. Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
  8. Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8 IS II USM
  9. Canon EF 85mm 1.8 USM
  10. Canon EF 85mm 1.4 IS USM
  11. Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 IS USM 1-to1 Macro Lens

Other Lenses we own.

  1.  Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
  2. Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM
  3. Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

 

Lighting

We try to utilize natural light in our images whenever possible, but sometimes conditions are not ideal and we are forced to create light or modify the lighting in a scene. There are many more expensive options out there for modifying lighting, but this list has served us well at a reasonable price.

  1. Yonguo YN600EX-RT II Wireless Flash Speedlite (x6)
  2. MagMod System (x6)
  3. Westcott 301 40-Inch 5-in-1 Reflector (x2)

 

Computers

We process and store our images with the following equipment.

  1. Alienware AW17R3 17.3-Inch UHD Laptop (Intel Core i7-6700HQ, 32 GB Ram, GTX970M
  2. Alienware AW17R3 17.3-Inch UHD Laptop (Intel Core i7-6700HQ, 32 GB Ram, GTX970M
  3. Custom build i7-2600K, 32 GB Ram, 16 TB Storage

Software

We have been using the Adobe platform of software for two decades doing graphic design. Think of what we do in postproduction as developing your photos this the same way film was developed in a darkroom.

 

  1. Adobe Lightroom (Latest Version CC)
  2. Adobe Photoshop (Latest Version CC)
  3. ACDSee Ultimate (Latest Version)
  4. Photodex ProShow Gold
  5. Adobe Premiere (Latest Version CC)
  6. Adobe Illustrator (Latest Version CC)
  7. Adobe InDesign (Latest Version CC)
  8. Lumaiix FotoFusion