For the technically minded, here’s a list of our kit, along with the software we use back in the studio.
Cameras and lenses (all Canon):
5D MkIII x2
5D as spare
16-35mm f2.8 L
24-70mm f2.8 L
70-200mm f2.8 L IS
135mm f2.0 L
580EX flashguns x3
Quantum Turbo SC external power for flashgun
Manfrotto NeoTec tripod and monopod
Video Light by Lowell iLight
ACDSee for managing folders and images – quicker and easier than Lightroom
Lightroom for selection of key images; technical edit; production of proofs
Photoshop CS4 for detail editing, including B&W conversions, vignettes, etc
ProShow Gold for creating slideshow for client
FotoFusion (Lumapix) for design of album
Project Workroom to provide online access to draft album for client OK & comments
Vice Versa Pro for managing our back up procedure. It’s not particularly intuitive but does an excellent job, backing up both every 2 hours to an external drive and once a week to another external drive.
Excel for managing bookings, cash flow etc.