Nikon D500 Camera Body
I have always been exclusively a Nikon shooter and a few months ago I purchased the D500 for my trip to Iceland. WOW! I can't say enough about this camera, it has definitely taken my bird photography to a whole new level!
Really Right Stuff Tripods
The newest addition to my gear is my new Tripod from Really Right Stuff. I can't say enough about the quality and reliability of this tripod. Also, I LOVE that they're MADE IN THE USA.
"Carry and protect 1-2 Pro DSLRs, including 1 with an attached 70-200mm f/2.8 lens, with this black ProTactic 450 AW Camera and Laptop Backpack from Lowepro. The bag also accommodates 8 extra lenses or flash units, as well as a tripod and a 15" laptop. Four access points at the top, sides, and back help you quickly and organize your gear or grab it to get a shot. Create customized configurations with the SlipLock-compatible strap system and MaxFit interior dividers."
Designed for traveling photographers, the Airport Advantage roller is sized to meet commuter or regional jet carry-on requirements.*
The roller’s customizable interior allows you to carry the maximum amount of gear on the plane. The Airport Advantage’s lightweight design helps meet weight restrictions, yet features the same level of protection for which Think Tank is known.
Photoshop and Lightroom
Adobe Creative Cloud with Plans Starting at approximately $9.99/mo. Check Out Their Free Trial Here: Adobe.com Free Trial!
Topaz Photoshop Plug-Ins
Topaz Creative Software: I have the entire set but you can purchase them separately for things like Sharpening, Noise and Black and White Conversion. Check out Their Free Trial Here: Topazlabs.com
PhotoPills has been a definite game changer for me in terms of planning i.e. Sunsets, Sunrise and Milkyway Shooting just to name a few. The have Great YouTube Training Videos. Check Them Out Here: PhotoPills.com Download from iTunes Here: PhotoPills on iTunes
The Photographer's Ephemeris
TPE, another Major App I use daily for photo planning. One of the Best Features I love is Skyfire Sunset Predictor- This App shows you a map of how colorful a sunrise/sunset will be up to 2 days ahead of time Check out their Website Here: Photoephemerus.com Download the App from iTunes Here: TPE on iTunes