This month we join Lanett Franko, photographer and owner of The Beauty & Boudoir Studio and Lovely Lulu Photography in Longmont, Colorado. With over 12 years in the industry, Lanett has built her career in focusing on the joy and empowerment which portraiture and beauty photography can provide to her clients. She's spent time today detailing her must-have gear - both in-studio and out - for creating her beautiful photo style.When I first fully ventured into photography in 2007, I was interested in learning what equipment other creatives were using to help create their photographs. Since then, I am frequently asked what are some of my favorite cameras, lens, and tools, so here it is!
- Canon 5D Mark IV - Primary camera
- Canon 5D Mark III - Backup camera
- Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II (This is my current versatile, go-to lens, but my preferences change throughout the year.)
- Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L
- Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II
- Westcott Icelight 2 - provides a soft, beautiful, and controlled light source when needed.
- Godox AD200 w/ modifiers
- Canon Speedlights
- I utilize the gorgeous, natural light in my Longmont studio, but I do use various lighting setups, and techniques when I want to create different stylized imagery.
- Kelly Moore Libby Bag - favorite for everyday to/from studio, very stylish!
- Hex Calibre Backpack - favorite for destination/air travel—this nifty bag fits everything I need and also acts as a carry-on if traveling.
- Shootsac - favorite shoulder lens bag for on-location sessions—this soft and bendable bag keeps everything in reach while shooting.
- Spider Pro camera hand strap + holster: favorite strap while I’m working in the studio.
- Holdfast Money Maker: favorite strap on-location outdoors.
A few other things you'll find in my bag: camera batteries, SD memory cards + holder, Mefoto travel tripod, reflector, eneloop batteries, laptop, gum, pocket fold-up flats, Instax, notepad and creative shoot-through items (prism, lace, etc).