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Adobe Creative Cloud Photoshop CC + Lightroom

Atomos Shogun 4K HDMI/12G-SDI Recorder and 7″ Monitor

Avenger Steel 40-Inch Detachable Base C-Stand with Grip Kit (Chrome)Avenger D600 Mini Boom (Chrome)



Benro 3-Way Geared Head (GD3WH)



Canon EOS R5

Canon BG-R10

Canon Cinema EOS C70

Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens

Canon RF 28-70mm f/2.0

Canon RF70-200mm F4 L IS USM

Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM

Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM

Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT



DJI RS 2 Combo – 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer




Elinchrom Deep Umbrella (Silver, 49″)

Elinchrom Deep Umbrella (White, 49″)

Elinchrom Deep Umbrella (White, 41″)

Elinchrom ELB 500 TTL Dual To Go Kit

Elinchrom ELC 500 Studio Monolight

Elinchrom ELC Pro HD 500 monolight

Elinchrom Indirect Litemotiv Octa Softbox (75″)

Elinchrom Indirect Litemotiv Strip Softbox (13 x 69″)

Elinchrom Maxi Reflector 40cm – Silver

Elinchrom Maxi Reflector 40cm – White

Elinchrom ONE

Elinchrom Power Pack Digital 1200 RX

Elinchrom Rotalux Deep Octabox (70cm / 27.5″)

Elinchrom Rotalux Deep Octabox (100cm / 39″)

Elinchrom 59″ Deep Inverse Octa

Elinchrom Rotalux Stripbox 35x90cm

Elinchrom Litemotiv 120cm Parabolic Softbox

Elinchrom Skyport Transmitter Pro – Canon Version

Elinchrom Translucent Diffuser for Deep Umbrella (49″)

Elinchrom Zoom Action Strobe Head

Elinchrom Zoom Pro Strobe Head



Gripngaff stand bag

GripnGaff Jumbo R12



Kessler Crane K-Pod Tripod

Kessler Philip Bloom Signature Series Pocket Dolly

Kessler Crane Pocket Jib

Kessler Crane Second Shooter Bundle (3-Axis)

Kupo 40-Inch Hex Grip Arm with Handle (Silver)

Kupo Baby Kit Stand with Square Legs (Black)

Kupo offset arm



Manfrotto 144-Inch Air Cushioned Aluminum Light Stand

Matthews 24″ x 36″ RoadRags II Kit

Matthews Junior Double Riser Rolling Steel Stand

Matthews Junior Boom

Mola Demi 22″ Beauty Dish

Mola Setti 28″ Softlight

Mola Rayo

Mole-Richardson 407 1000 Watt Baby Fresnel

Mole-Richardson 2000 Watt Fresnel

Mole-Richardson Molefay 650W Tungsten or Daylight Par



Cala 32 Pcs Makeup Wedges

BLK/OPL TRUE COLOR® Soft Velvet Finishing Powder Dark

BLK/OPL TRUE COLOR® Soft Velvet Finishing Powder Deep

Revlon PhotoReady Powder 001

Revlon PhotoReady Powder 010

Revlon PhotoReady Powder 020

Revlon PhotoReady Powder 030



NanLite Compac 200B

Nanlite FS-300 AC LED Monolight

Nanlite FS-150 AC LED Monolight

Nanlite Forza 500

Nanlite para 90 Quick-Open Softbox with Bowens Mount (35in)

Nanlite Fabric Grid for Para 90 Softbox (35in)

Nanlite Asymmetrical Stripbank Softbox with Bowens Mount (18x43in)

Nanlite Fabric Grid for Asymmetrical Stripbank Softbox (18x43in)

NiceFoto SN-29 Flash Concentrator Conical Snoot Kit



Parabolix 35D (89cm)

Pelican Storm Case iM2700

Pelican Storm Case IM2720

Pelican Storm Case IM2950

Pelican Storm Case IM2975

Plume Wafer 75 Softbox



RocknRoller Multi-Cart R12STEALTH



Sachtler aktiv8 Sideload Fluid Head with SpeedLevel and Flowtech 75 Tripod

SKB 14 X 26 Marching Bass Drum Case with Padded Interior for Mola Setti

SKB 14 X 14 Floor Tom Case with Padded Interior for Mola Rayo

SKB ATA Large Stand Case (48 x 16-1/4 x 13) with Wheels & Straps, TSA Latches, Over-molded Handle 1SKB-H4816W

SKB ATA Standard Golf Travel Case

Sekonic LiteMaster Pro L-478DR-U-EL Series Light Meter for Elinchrom EL Skyport System

Studio Titan America Camera Stand Portable Side Kick 3-section STA-06-093 Full Option Kit

Studio Titan America STA-06-200 Crank light stand



Tenba Transport Air Case Attache, 3220W (634-226),Black

Tenba Cineluxe Shoulder Bag 24 – Black (provided to me by Tenba)

Tether Tools TetherPro USB 3.0 to Micro-B Cable, 15′ (4,6m)

Think Tank Photo Airport Commuter

Think Tank Photo Retrospective 30 V2.0



V-FLAT WORLD Foldable V-Flat, Set of 2, Black/White



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