Brad Barnwell Photography LLC

My Gear

My Gear


My Gear

One of the most popular questions I get asked as a photographer is what kind of camera I use. I love my Nikon cameras and lenses.  

I must say that cameras, lenses, and lighting aren’t what makes a photograph great - it really is the person behind the equipment. Understanding your gear is important, but not as important as understanding composition, capturing emotion, setting focus, and utilizing colors and light. I run into a lot of new photographers with just one camera and a lens. I remind them that a simple setup is all they need to create beautiful photographs.

I’ve been called a gear head by my friends, but truth be told, I only use 4-5 lenses on a regular basis.

The following equipment is currently in my camera bag:



Nikon D3S – Weddings
Nikon D850 – weddings, studio & lifestyle


Zoom Lenses
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8

Prime Lenses
Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 135mm f/2
Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8
Nikon AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4
Nikon AF Micro-NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4


Nikon Speedlight SB-910