{Cameras & Editing Software}

Friday, November 12, 2010

Given the number of emails I receive each week asking about the kind of camera(s), equipment, and editing software I use I thought I'd create a general informational post for those of you who are interested.

1. Almost all the photos for the blog are shot with a Canon EOS 40D. It produces quality images and is a great mid-level SLR. The lenses I use are: Canon EF-S 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 & Canon EF 50mm f/1:2.5 Macro.


2. I occasionally shoot with a Canon 5D Mark II. (Insert dream camera here). A couple of my professional photographer friends let me borrow theirs when their not using them. All of our Seattle and Alaska photos were shot using a Canon 5D.


3. Every once in a while I'll still take photos using our point & shoot digital Olympus Stylus 790 SW. We bought this three years ago and it has fit our active lifestyle well. It is shockproof, waterproof, freeze-proof, sand & dustproof, and is small enough to fit in your cycling jersey or back pocket. The newest version of this camera is the Olympus Stylus Tough-8010.

4. I also shoot underwater photography and action shots using our two GoPro Surf Hero cameras.
Almost all of our MR340 / KAW100 Race Photos were taken with our GoPro's mounted to the bow and stern of our kayak.


5. I love shooting with my Fisheye One Camera. It is a 35mm film camera that allows you to see everything in a compact circular image (like a fisheye).


6. Of course I also use my iPhone to take and edit photos. My favorite photography app's are: VSCO CAM, SnapSeed, BeFunky Pro, Hipstamatic, IncrediBooth, Color Splash, and Instagram.

As far as editing software, I use iPhoto and Photoshop. The Photoshop actions I use are from Totally Rad Actions (I own "The Original" & "The Revenge" packages), as well as Pioneer Woman's Actions (which are free). To edit the photo below I used Get Faded (winter) + Punch-Out! + Boost (x3) + Edge Blur.


Please free to email me if you have any questions about the cameras or editing software I use. I hope you found this information helpful!

XOXO

15 comments:

cara. said...

which are these bottom two?

Scatterbox said...

Sounds like a good start to a future Today's Letters FAQ page. ;)

Amy said...

I just got the Vintage Scene app for my iPhone and LOVE it! Try it - it may cause a few fist pumps and leg kicks :)

Today's Letters said...

cp, get faded (winter) + punch-out! + boost (x3) + edge blur. xoxo

Nicole Davis said...

I have a cannon too :) and i LOVE it

Lelan @ Good Gravy! said...

Great post! Thanks for sharing your tips.

Sarah Barry said...

great info - thanks! i'm dyin' for a fish eye. i'm a new reader and i'm lovin your blog!

brlracincwgrl said...

Thank you SO much for this info!!

Today's Letters said...

nicole, i think i'll always be a canon girl :)

lelan, sarah, brl, of course! thanks for being faithful to read the blog. xoxo

Jess said...

What mode do you typically shoot in? Iso, f stop, shutter speed, etc...?

Today's Letters said...

jess, during the day w no shadows i use f5.6 or f.8.

Elizabeth_Anne said...

I adore your blog! eloerke on Instagram?

Today's Letters said...

elizabeth_anne, yes, @eloerke on instagram is me!

Teagan Kahla said...

Hi guys,
do you use any particular progmram or website to download your videos onto your blog?

Today's Letters said...

teagan, we use blogger and just copy and paste the embedded code.

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