Here is a complete list of the devices, apps and accessories I use in my daily workflow to create art products. For additional information about each item and how I use them, stop by Ink Shot Blvd.
iPad Pro 9.7
My iPad Pro is probably the most important tool I own. I use it for everything from drawing and editing to creating videos to communication, internet searches and of course – games!
With my iPad Pro, the Apple Pencil is just as important. It has an excellent sensitivity to create an authentic and comfortable drawing experience.
Smart Keyboard 10.5”
The Smart Keyboard is perfect for longer typing, such as blogging, and unlike other tablet keyboards I’ve tried, it has no lag time!
SD card reader for Apple device
An SD card reader compatible with Apple devices allows importing images directly from the camera to the iPad.
Procreate is the app I use most often. This is the app I use for drawing and adding unique elements to photos.
PS Express (app)
PS Express is great for basic photo editing, but my favorite feature is the “reflection” option.
Affinity Designer (app)
Affinity Designer can probably do everything I need, but it’s such a dense app (so many features) there’s a learning curve. Right now, I use it to swap color channels on my infrared photos.
Just like it’s desktop friend, the Lightroom app is an easy option for basic photo editing and cropping. I can control all the light and color elements I want and there’s more control over adding a vignette than the other Photoshop apps.
Photoshop Fix (app)
Photoshop Fix is my go-to for healing blemishes or removing objects I don’t want in a photo.
Luma Fusion (app)
Luma Fusion is perfect for people like me who don’t want to spend all day sitting in front of a computer creating a video. It has an excellent range of features, controls and transitions to create interesting videos.
Canon M100 camera (full-spectrum conversion)
Canon 15-45mm lens
The Canon M100 is the newest addition to my art arsenal. It has a full-spectrum conversion by Life Pixel and is a perfect size to grab-and-go.
Life Pixel Standard IR (720 nm) external filter
The Standard IR external filter creates images primarily with white foliage and blue accents. Visit Ink Shot Blvd. for more on my experiences with this filter.
Life Pixel Hyper Color (470 nm) external filter
The Hyper Color external filter creates images with a more diverse color range. For comparisons of Standard v. Hyper Color, visit Ink Shot Blvd.
LensCoat body bag for large point-and-shoot
The LensCoat body bag is a great alternative to a camera bag. This allows me to carry my camera everyday without the bulk of a bag, but still protect my camera.