About the Photog

Vacation42 copyStephen Hoffman

  • Bodies
    • Canon 6D w/ battery grip
    • Canon 60D w/ battery grip
  • Lenses
    • Canon 70-200mm f4L
    • Canon 24-105 f4L
    • Canon 50mm f1.8
    • Sigma 18-35mm f3.5-4.5
  • Speedlights
    • Canon 600ex-RT
    • 2x Yongnuo YN600ex-RT
    • 2x Meike MK600
  • Triggers
    • 4x Yongnuo YN-622c
    • Yongnuo YN-622c-TX
    • Yongnuo YN-E3-RT
  • Tripods, Straps, and Bags
    • Manfrotto compact series
    • Manfrotto 3051 tripod
    • 2x Manfrotto 3030 heads
    • Manfrotto Fluid Drag Video Head
    • Manfrotto folding tripod dolly
    • Manfrotto head multiplier
    • Manfrotto laptop tray
    • Black Rapid Single Speed strap
    • Black Rapid Double Speed strap
    • Lowepro Pro Runner 450aw
  • Power
    • 40x Eneloop 4th Gen AA
  • DSLR Video Rig
    • Film City Belly Cruiser Shoulder rig (includes Camera Cage, Matte Box, Top Handle, 2x Side Handles, Shoulder Pad and Chest Pad)
    • 2x HDV-Z96 video lights
    • Fotga DP5000 Follow Focus
    • Fotga DP500II BP power distribution
    • Rolux 95Wh Sony V-Mount battery
    • 7″ Magic Arm
    • Nexux 7″ Tripod mount
    • Came S40c Carbon Fiber Steadicam
  • Aerial Drone
    • DJI Phantom 2 Vision
    • upgraded 3 axis gimbal
    • 3x GoPro Hero 3+ Black
  • Audio
    • Zoom H6
    • Samson Airline Micro
    • Rode NTG-2 Shotgun Mic
    • 2x Shure SM81
    • Audio-Technica AT4041
  • Computers & Tablets
    • 2013 27″ iMac Core i5 3.2ghz, 8gb ram, NVidia GeForce GT 755M 1GB, 1TB HDD
    • 2013 Macbook Pro Retina Core i5 2.4ghz, 4gb ram, Intel Iris Graphics, 128gb SSD
    • Microsoft Surface Pro Core i5 1.7ghz, 4gb ram, Intel HD4000, 64gb SSD
    • Jetway JC600 Minitop Intel Atom 1.83ghz, 4gb ram, Intel GM45, 120gb SSD
    • Asus Nexus 7 16gb
  • Storage
    • Drobo 5D with 5x 3TB WD Green HDD
    • Drobo S with 4x 2TB WD Green HDD
    • Drobo S with 3x 1TB WD Green HDD
  • Printers
    • Epson Stylus Photo 1400 with Image Specialists dye based CISS
    • Epson Stylus Photo R2880 with Image Specialists Pigment based CISS
    • HP OfficeJet 6500
    • 6x Epson PictureMate Personal Photo Lab 4×6 printer (for photobooth)
    • Epson Picturemate Personal Photo Lab Plus 4×6 printer
    • Epson Picturemate Dash w/ battery
  • Software
    • Adobe CS6 Master Collection
    • Adobe Lightroom 5
    • Aperture 3.5
    • Final Cut Pro X
    • Promptdog (teleprompter software)
    • Breezesys DSLR Remote Pro (for Photobooth)

 

I tend to shoot a more journalistic, story telling style, though I can certainly do posed photography as well. My goal is to bring out personality and natural behavior – capturing life as it happens versus forcing a moment. I prefer controlling the light more that using natural light, but I can work with natural light as well. I am self taught, but well versed. I spend all my free time learning as much as I can about technique, equipment, posing, styling, and anything else to help me further perfect my craft. I believe that the equipment makes about 10% of the image, skill 25%, subject matter 5%, and the other 60% is art (not just having an eye for the shot, but having the ability to draw a good shot out of a reluctant subject.)

 

I love all kinds of photography. I love freezing a fleeting moment. I love handing someone the treasure of a memory. I love being a part of someone’s story – even if only for a brief moment. Life happens all around us, and it is worth remembering.

 

If you can’t tell, this is not just an income for me. I LOVE THIS STUFF! I believe that translates to the quality of work. I also have a very detailed eye, and a pretty creative mind too. These three things come together and create a place where everyday moments become extraordinary memories.