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MY RECOMMENDED TOOLS AND RESOURCES


The items and services on this page are photography resources I use and strongly recommend to help you become a better photographer, artist, and entrepreneur.

The products and services here are critical for my photography and business.

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I don’t let affiliate links cloud my judgment. I removed some vendors from this list when I decided they were no longer worthy of my business or recommendation.

You can be sure that I won’t steer you in the wrong direction just to make some money on the side.

If you appreciate my information, using an affiliate link to buy your photography resources helps me keep this site running and experiment with things so I can provide fresh information.

Software Tools


Adobe Creative Cloud

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Adobe Creative Cloud
$9.99/month for Photography Plan
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Not sure if you need Photoshop and Lightroom? Read this article:
Does Every Photographer Need to Use Photoshop?


Skylum Software

FREE Download
Luminar Neo
$99 for Lifetime Use
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ON1

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ON1 Photo RAW
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Topaz Labs

Topaz Labs DeNoise AI
$59.99
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Topaz Labs Sharpen AI
$79.99
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Topaz Gigapixel AI
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Topaz Image Quality Bundle
$199
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Autopilot Photo Enhancement
Topaz Photo AI
$159
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Nik Collection by dXo

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The Nik Collection
$149
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Education

CreativeLive
$149/year
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Lighting Equipment


Godox Flashes & Strobes

I switched from Nikon flashes and Elinchrom strobes to the Godox lighting system. My old kit had lights that wouldn’t work on the same triggers. The Flashpoint lights all communicate using the same radio trigger. They’re less expensive and far more versatile. Having worked with the Flashpoint/Godox lights for over a year, I’m quite pleased to recommend them to you.

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Godox AD200Pro Flash
$349.00
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Most Versatile Flash
Godox AD200 200Ws Flash
$299.00
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Godox AD600Pro 600Ws
$899.00
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Godox AD400Pro Strobe
$649.00
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GODOX AD100Pro Flash
$299.00
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Godox AD300Pro AD300 Pro Flash
$499.00
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Round Head Flash
GODOX V1-N Flash for Nikon Flash
$259.00
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Godox V860II-N Flash
$179.00
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Round Head for AD200
Godox Round Flash Head for AD200
$79.00
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Godox XPro-N Wireless Flash Trigger (Nikon)
$69.00
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Godox BDR-W55 White Pro Beauty Dish
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Godox S2 S-Type Bracket Bowens Mount
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Stands and Grip Gear

Stands and Grip gear allow you to place your camera, backgrounds, and lighting equipment so you can concentrate on crafting the photo you want. Having wasted money on weak stands and supports in the past, I’ve learned my lesson. You can trust the strength and reliability of these recommendations. I’ve tested and used them all.

Matthews Hollywood C-Stand Grip Arm Kit
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3 Pack
Manfrotto 1005BAC-3 9-Feet Stand, 3-Pack (Black)
$429.88
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Pair with Super Clamp
Manfrotto 244RC Variable Friction Magic Arm
$246.95 $202.39
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Pair with Manfrotto Magic Arm
Manfrotto 035RL Super Clamp with Stud
$39.88
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Lastolite Magnetic Background Support Kit
$204.99
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Manfrotto 272B Black Aluminum Three-Section Background Support, Extends 3.7" to 9.8' (Replaces 2983)
$126.95
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Real Professional Premium Grade Gaffer Tape
$19.88
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Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod Kit with Smartphone Clamp
$41.45 $29.95
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Amazon #1 Best Seller
DJI OM 5 Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer
$159.00 $129.00
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Avenger Long Double 5/8" Baby Pin
$15.33
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Godox S2 S-Type Bracket Bowens Mount
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Tether Tools Aero Master Pro Tethering Kit
$369.99
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Tether Tools TetherPro USB 3.0 to Micro-B Right Angle Cable, 15' (4.6m), High-Visibility Orange
$58.95
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Super Convenient
Rock Solid Tripod Cross Bar
$129.95
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Photography Accessories

It seems like every activity needs some accessories. This is a bit of a catch-all section with everything from backgrounds to portable hard drives. You’re bound to find something that can make your life easier.

Our Favorite
Manfrotto 5x7' Vintage Collapsible Reversible Background, Tobacco/Olive
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No Wrinkles
Manfrotto 5x7' Vintage Collapsible Background, Smoke/Concrete
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Savage Seamless Background Paper - #56 Fashion Gray (107 in x 36 ft)
$99.99
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BEST Tabletop Backgrounds
V-FLAT WORLD - Duo Board | Double Sided Photography Backdrop Board
$119.95
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Our Pick
V-FLAT WORLD - Foldable V-Flat - Black/White - Photography (Two Pack)
$389.96
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Our Pick
Slide Camera Strap
$69.95
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For PERFECT Color Correction
Calibrite ColorChecker Passport Photo 2
$119.00
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Calibrite ColorChecker Display Plus
$319.00
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Our Pick
SanDisk 2TB Extreme Portable SSD
$459.99 $189.99
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Platypod Max
$157.39 $115.00
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Platypod Ultra
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Most Reliable Memory Cards
Hoodman USA
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Lastolite 12-Inch Ezybalance Card
$50.16
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For Mobile Phones
Auxiwa Clip on Selfie Ring Light
$19.99 $13.99
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Domke Medium Filmguard Bag
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HORUSDY 6-Piece 6" inch Spring Clamp
$16.99 $12.99
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Real Professional Premium Grade Gaffer Tape
$19.88
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Focus Pyramid AutoFocus Lens Calibration Tool
$24.95
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Lastolite TriFlip 8 in 1 30-Inch Grip Reflector Kit
$189.00
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