Sam Hurd

In my career I’ve been very lucky to have opportunity to photograph not only well known individuals, but the most fun and creative wedding couples I could ask for. Balancing 45 weddings and upwards of 120 press events a year has dragged me through more photography equipment than I care to admit. I own Nikon, Canon, Leica, and Sony brands and used them all extensively, but the only mainstay in my bag is the Nikon camera body.

Though I have a lot to choose from I always travel light on the day of a shoot so I’m able to think with my feet and not with my gear. The think tank bag I use has been my long time favorite because of it’s small footprint and deep pockets. My go to lenses are the Nikon 58mm f/1.4, Nikon 24mm f/1.4, and broken Nikon 50mm f/1.8 – which I use for freelensing.

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I love finding small objects like a convex lens or prism to create interesting foreground artifacts in my portraits, and I find the unique looks they make connects me with more artistic minded clients. The litepanel LED video light is perfect for shooting at night and charging AA batteries.

The cameras I use are a Nikon D4 and a Sony a7r. The lenses I use are the Nikon 58mm f/1.4, Nikon 24mm f/1.4, Nikon 45mm Tilt Shift and a broken Nikon 50mm f/1.8D. As for accessories: Visible Dust Sensor Cleaner, mini-tripod, Litepanels croma, convex lens and my bag, a Think Tank Turnstyle 20.

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