Tools of the Trade.
I thought this would be a good place to discuss what it is I use to create.
First is my iPhone 4. Not the top possible camera, but it’s easily portable, almost always with me, and I have some applications on it that make some of the photos better off the cuff.
This is my main camera, a Samsung. It’s in the space between a dSLR and a point-and-shoot. There’s an auto-adjust setting, but you also have access to a manual point where you can adjust shutter speed and f-stop. It also has a small monitor above the large monitor which works like a standard lens viewfinder, giving a real photographer feel.
My iPad, with the photo kit. It lets me check the photos I take with the camera in a larger format than the inbuilt display. If I have the chance, I can then put the card back in the camera to take some more photos if I don’t like the ones I’ve gotten.
My laptop is a 2007 MacBook Pro, which has the software I need for doing things on the road.
My desktop is a new iMac, 27″, 2TB hard drive, 8GB of memory and a 1GB video card, for hefty work.
I also have a Bamboo Fun tablet to work on things with, and Adobe CS5 to do the work with.
These are the tools I use to create photos and videos.