Category Archives: Equipment and Gear

A little Q [and] A:

 I was in a talkative mood – on the FB page and asked if anyone had any Qs for me. Well, I got some decent feedback – and decided to put them in a post… so I didn’t have answers scattered everywhere! Here are what some peeps asked: One thing I’ve noticed when you post […]

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Marcela I met you through pinterest and I love your style in pictures and posts, follow you in FB now, you’re very natural and open with your work.
Thanks! I really enjoy it.November 11, 2011 – 2:04 pm

Cindy Meisch Found you on Inspire Me Baby and have gotten totally lost in your blog! Gorgeous work! Thank you for being generous with your information!September 28, 2011 – 9:59 am

Mae Thank you so much for this Arden! I have been experimenting with higher SS and ISOs, this post has given me the extra bit of confidence I need :]September 9, 2011 – 10:14 am

Karin Thank you so much for this post! I am so hungry to learn and it helps to have someone spell it all out. I listened to the interview you posted and heard what you said about getting a mentor. I so wish that I had that, but for now, I can only be taught online by other photogs willing to post tutorials. So thank you for taking the time to help!September 9, 2011 – 9:07 am

Marylie Mach Thank you Arden. You are a wonderful teacher!September 8, 2011 – 7:38 pm

Kimmy holy WOW! I just checked out the noiseware software you suggested – umm, I might have to get that cause it’s INSANE!! (I hate noise, kinda with a passion). I think I might be more comfortable with shooting in higher ISOs (I have a good camera for ISO, but I’m so afraid of it that I don’t even want to bump it higher than 500 even though I know it can handle way more)

Thanks for sharing all your fun tips and tricks! Love it!September 8, 2011 – 3:54 pm

Sarah Potter Seriously… think about hosting a workshop…I’d pay to see you!!September 8, 2011 – 3:18 pm

Amy Great Q&A Arden! Your blog-post are always enjoyable to read 😉September 8, 2011 – 3:12 pm

Amanda Arden, you HAVE to be one of the nicest and most down to earth gals ever! Thanks for…being you!September 8, 2011 – 3:02 pm

My Equipment

I get asked so often:  “What type of equipment do you use?” It’s about time I have an easy little post to share my goods… wait, this is LONG and detailed and should be a good read! Make sure to keep in mind, that every photographer is different, so what I have may not be […]

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Ana What are some classes and training a have you taken?October 13, 2012 – 9:13 pm

erica I just stumbled upon this post and man am I ever glad I did! Thanks SO much for sharing all of your knowledge!! you are amazing :)March 14, 2012 – 11:14 am

Kate Williams Arden,

I follow your blog and facebook page. I love your work! I have a quick question for some experienced like yourself. I use Lightroom 3, and am thinking of getting photoshop. What version do you recommend? I have been doing photography for a year now and loving it. Any advise you might have on with version of photoshop would be great!

Thanks,
KateNovember 1, 2011 – 12:30 pm

Gerald Stidham Great info on the type of equipment you carry. got some great idealsthanksAugust 27, 2011 – 10:42 pm

Life with Kaishon I loved this little lesson : ) Thank you. Your tilt shift is way cool. Your pictures are so pretty.July 31, 2011 – 6:41 pm

Melissa :) I love this post! Thank you for sharing & I love the examples! I find it interesting that your ISO doesn’t drop below 200, even on your outdoor shots. I wonder if this is because it allows you to raise your SS. My SS is always too darn slow which as you know, is not super with little children. And can I say I don’t like the tilt lens! LOL I need/want the 24-70 & now need to consider the 85! :)July 29, 2011 – 10:23 pm

Hayley Roebuck Great post Arden! Unfortunately for my husband, my Christmas list just grew :)July 22, 2011 – 11:25 pm

sandra bludau Awesome post! This helped, because I was deciding on upgrading my camera to Mark II or getting a 50mm 1.2L. I have an 85mm 1.2L and just may have to go with the Mark II. Thanks! I know this sort of post takes time to do and thank you so much for sharing!July 22, 2011 – 7:08 pm

Meghan Thank you so much for this post, Arden. I love when pro photographers share this information! I upgraded my crummy kit lens to the 50 f/1.4 a couple years ago and just recently added the 24-70 and I love it! I am a huge fan of your images and processing! Thanks for all the great inspiration and for being so open to teaching others. I truly look forward to your blog posts!July 22, 2011 – 4:29 pm

Julie Thanks for sharing your equipment Arden! I’m a Nikon girl myself but it’s really neat to see what your Canon does! :)July 22, 2011 – 3:49 pm

Heidi Williams This blog post has made my friday! I am serious – I have been a lurker of your blog for about a year now (I don’t even recall how I found it, since I’m in Oregon) but I really admire your work. I have been so tempted to write you an email and be one of “those” people “what kind of lens do you use?” but I don’t want to imply that it’s the lens that makes the work…. It’s you’re talent first! The 24-70 is at the top of my wish list. Since I’m not taking my photographer super seriously, I’ve been renting as it’s a bit of an investment for me. However, I was thrilled to see it’s a lens you love and use a lot. I also fell in love with the 85, but i think I should pick up the 24-70 first! Again, thank you so much for sharing this information!! You have an amazing talent and are such an inspiration.July 22, 2011 – 3:41 pm