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SMARTPHONE ACCESSORIES

Mini Lightweight Tabletop Tripod

Small, portable, easy to use. Perfect for smaller cameras or with a mount for a smartphone.

Smartphone Tripod Mount Adapter

Use any smartphone with any tripod when you use this adjustable mount.

Tabletop Tripod and Smartphone Mount

This combo comes with both tripod and phone mount.

Belkin MagSafe Car Vent Phone Mount​

Works only with MagSafe iPhones and a compatible MagSafe case.

Screen + Lens Protector

This set is for iPhone 13 Pro, but they are available for any phone. Click above, then select your phone model. (Selection may be limited for older models.)

Anker Portable Charger, 20000mAh Battery Pack

An ABSOLUTE travel requirement or just for day-to-day.

Anker 6 ft Premium Double-Braided Nylon Lightning Cable, Apple MFi Certified

If you don’t purchase Apple cables, make sure they are MFi certified. These longer braided cables are among my favorites.

Apple Lightning to Digital AV Adapter (HDMI)

Pair with an HDMI cable and you can connect your phone directly to a TV.

DJI Osmo Mobile 6 Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer

Get steady, smooth video footage with this smartphone gimbal. A gimbal + selfie stick + tripod all in one.

DJI Osmo Mobile SE Intelligent Gimbal

Fewer bells and whistles (namely the retractable selfie stick feature), but a gimbal and tripod combo to improve the steadiness and quality of your videos.

Peak Design Mobile Everyday Loop Case iPhone 14

Durable, sleek iPhone case by Peak Design featuring MagSafe, finger loop, and full compatibility with Peak Design mounts and products. (Christopher uses this case.)

Moment Case for iPhone 14 Pro - Compatible with MagSafe

MagSafe iPhone case by Moment. (This is the case I personally use, paired with a custom PopSocket.) Available for multiple phone models and in several colors.

MOMENT Nylon Phone Wrist Strap

Moment Nylon Wrist straps carry your phone, wristlet or big camera. Available in six colors.

PopSockets Phone Grip Compatible with MagSafe

Apple MagSafe Duo - Wireless Charger

Compatible with iPhone, AirPods and Apple Watch, Fast Charging Capability, Type C Wall Charger.

Peak Design Mobile Wireless Charging Stand - Black

Optimizes charging alignment and heat dissipation to improve charging speed. Compatible with Peak Design MagSafe case.

CAMERAS

insta360 ONE X2 360 Degree Waterproof Action Camera

Insta360 X3 Ultimate Kit - Waterproof 360 Action Camera

GoPro HERO11 Black

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera Charcoal Gray + Fuji Film Value Pack

Prints instant film photos. (Do NOT shake photos while developing. It can ruin the emulsion.)

Fujifilm Instax Mini EVO Hybrid Black Instant Camera (Film AND Digital)

Prints instant film photos AND captures digital image of each photo taken on an SD card. (Do NOT shake film photos while developing. It can ruin the emulsion.)

Sony Alpha 1 Full-frame Interchangeable Lens Mirrorless Camera

Sony Alpha 7R V Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera

Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS II G Master Lens

Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM Lens

Sony - FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS Standard Zoom Lens

Sony SEL90M28G FE 90mm f/2.8-22 Macro G OSS Standard-Prime Lens

FE 600mm F4 GM Super Telephoto Lens

Sony FE 12-24mm F2.8 G Master Full-Frame Constant-Aperture Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens

DJI Mini 3 Pro (DJI RC) + Fly More Kit Plus

DJI Mavic 3 Pro Cine with DJI RC Pro (high-bright screen)

AirSelfie Air Neo Selfie Drone Mini Drone with Camera

DJI Pocket 2 Creator Combo, 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with 4K Camera

STORAGE & EXTERNAL HARD DRIVES

SAMSUNG T7 2TB Portable SSD

SAMSUNG T7 2TB Portable SSD

SAMSUNG T7 2TB Portable SSD

Hard Case for Portable SSD

ALWAYS have a case to protect your drive.

Seagate Portable 2TB External Hard Drive HDD, USB 3.0

WD 2TB Portable HDD, External Hard Drive, USB 3.0

WD 4TB Portable HDD, External Hard Drive, USB 3.0

Hard Case for Portable HDD

ALWAYS have a case to protect your drive.

SanDisk MicroSD cards

Various speeds & capacities available

SanDisk SD cards

Various speeds & capacities available

Sony CF Express Type A cards

These are the cards we use in our Sony cameras, which have dual slots for CF-A and SD cards. They’re pricey for a reason.

Dual Card Reader

Reads SD cards (and microSD with adapter) and CF Express Type A cards. 

CAMERA BAGS, STRAPS, AND HARNESSES

WANDRD All-New PRVKE 21L Photography Travel Backpack - Photo Bundle, Black

I LOVE my WANDRD camera bag! I have the 21L and Christopher uses the 41L. The Photo Bundle includes the camera cube. Available in multiple colors and sizes (11L, 21L, 31L, 41L).

WANDRD ROGUE SLING, 6L Black

Christopher’s daily carry bag. It has an expandable section that can hold our MacBook Pro and iPad Pro, plus a camera body and lens (depending on the gear) or plenty of bits and bobs for daily use. Available in two sizes and multiple colors.

WANDRD Tech Bag - Large, Black

Travel Organizer for Everyday Carry, Weather-Resistant and Durable. By WANDRD. Available in three sizes and multiple colors.

Moment Tech Tote 19L

My “Mary Poppins” Moment Bag. This tote goes EVERYWHERE with me and carries my laptop and life. It’s durable and has taken a beating, but still looks new. It has pockets! Made of insanely high quality materials and construction, it’s my daily favorite. Available in three colors.

Moment 2L Sling & Fanny Pack

Durable, Weatherproof, and Travel Friendly Waist Bag, Adjustable and Expandable, available two sizes (1L and 2L) and three colors (black, olive, clay).

Moment Laptop & Tech Backpack [17L Olive]

Lightweight Everyday Canvas Tech, Camera, and Travel Bag With Laptop Sleeve. Available in two sizes (17L and 21L) and three colors (black, olive, clay).

HoldFast Gear MoneyMaker One-Camera (Bridle Leather, Medium, Black)

HoldFast Gear, Single Money Maker, Black Leather. Handcrafted in Bixby, Oklahoma.

HoldFast Gear MoneyMaker Two-Camera Harness (Bridle Leather, Medium, Chestnut)

We have this two-camera Money Maker in Black Leather. Multiple finishes available. Handcrafted in Bixby, Oklahoma.

HoldFast Gear MoneyMaker Vegan Two-Camera Harness (Red, Medium)

We have this two-camera Money Maker in Red Vegan Leather. Handcrafted in Bixby, Oklahoma.

Peak Design Slide Lite Camera Strap Black

One of the most popular, durable camera straps. By Peak Design. Available in two sizes and multiple colors.

Peak Design Cuff Camera Wrist Strap Midnight Blue

Ultralight quick-connecting wrist strap for on-demand security. Available in multiple colors.

Peak Design Clutch Camera Handstrap

Compatible with any DSLR or mirrorless camera, including large full-frame bodies and cameras with battery grips.

Peak Design Tech Pouch V2 Black

Exterior fabric is weatherproof 200D Nylon. Nylon and polyester PC and TPU coated fabrics, Woven nylon webbing, EVA foam, Hypalon. Origami-style internal pocket layouts for aesthetic and sleek organization.

Peak Design Toiletry and Cosmetic Bags

Exterior fabric is weatherproof 400D Nylon. Nylon and polyester silicone, PC and TPU coated fabrics,Origami-style internal pocket layouts for aesthetic and sleek organization.

CAMERA GEAR

Peak Design Travel Tripod (Carbon Fiber)

Ultra-Portable, Stable and Compact Professional Camera Tripod. The Travel Tripod brings you pro-level stability, load capacity, and deployed height, yet packs down to the diameter of a water bottle. 2.8 pounds.

Peak Design Travel Tripod (Aluminum)

Architecturally inspired, and weighing only 3.4 lb, this innovative tripod reduces folded volume thanks to legs that store closer together than traditional tripods. When folded, the tripod is roughly as thick as a water bottle.

SLIK Pro VARI CF-704 4-Section Carbon Fiber Professional Tripod Kit (Head NOT included)

Built for travel, lightweight and compact of carbon fiber. Folded length 18.7 inches.

Manfrotto XPRO Ball Head with Top Lock Quick Release Plate

It weighs only 0.52 kg, but can hold up to 15 kg of equipment thanks to its magnesium composition, so you can use it with an infinite amount of devices.

Benro Triple Action Ballhead with PU60 Plate

35.3 lb. Capacity – Black (B2)

Professional ball heads offer separate drag and adjustment and lock knobs

Tripod for Camera, 81" Camera Tripod Stand

The lightweight portable tripod is only 16.5″ folded, making it ideal for storage in a backpack or suitcase.

Platypod® Extreme

Perfect for low angles, tight spaces, low light, time-lapses, BTS, remotes, rough terrain, trees, poles & railings, macro, food, real estate, lighting & more

Calibrite ColorChecker Passport Photo

Create custom in-camera white balance for a consistent white point across a set of images, with no need to correct each individual image later.

software & web resources

SpaceSaver

Use code SCISSORTAIL to save 30% on AlbumStomp, SpaceSaver, or AlbumPrüfr.

Created by StompSoftware, the same company behind AlbumStomp, this program keeps all your photo metadata and original quality, but saves SO MUCH space. As in, nearly half. Again, you can book a Digital Consult with me to coach you through the details, where we can screen share and I can answer all your questions.

Read the blog post! SpaceSaver: Save on Photo Storage

AlbumStomp

Use code SCISSORTAIL to save 30% on AlbumStomp, SpaceSaver, or AlbumPrüfr.

AlbumStomp has completed changed how I design photo books and was created to maximize efficiency – it absolutely delivers! Get my eBook, Easy Guide to AlbumStomp, for a simple, step by step guide to creating custom albums with their “Photos First Approach”. 

(Purchase the single user program and unless you create books for others like me, AlbumPrüfr isn’t needed.)

Read the blog post! All About AlbumStomp

iMazing HEIC converter

It’s FREE!

HEIC is an iPhone photo format that was introduced in 2017 and isn’t easily read outside of Apple products. First, go to your camera settings on your iPhone and change your image format to “most compatible” to shoot in JPEG. For photos already in HEIC format, this easily converts them to JPEG. 

PC and Mac versions available.

Amazon Photos

Are you an Amazon Prime member? You get FREE unlimited, full resolution photo storage as one of your membership benefits!

Download my free PDF guide to start securely backing up your photos with Amazon Photos.

Express VPN

Get 30 days free.

VPN = Virtual Private Network
It keeps your information private & protected online + you can change your online “location” to access streaming content in other countries. 

1Password

Password Manager

SurfShark VPN

Surfshark: 82% off, plus 2 months free.

VPN = Virtual Private Network
It keeps your information private & protected online + you can change your online “location” to access streaming content in other countries. 

Check out the VPN highlight on my Instagram for more details.

PPA Membership

Save $35 on your first year of membership when you click the link above and use my name as the referral – Lisa Mast.

Have questions? I’m happy to share honestly about my experiences and if the available resources they provide could be useful to you.

PPA is the world’s largest nonprofit photography association with over 34,000 members in more than 50 countries. Their mission: To create a vibrant community of successful professional photographers by providing education, resources, and industry standards of excellence.

photo products

mpix

Save $10 on your first order.

My go-to consumer photo lab, especially for prints and their premium photo books (hardcover and softcover) and signature photo albums. Excellent quality, outstanding customer service, and super fast fulfillment time.

Pinhole Press

My favorite company for photo gifts, especially for kids – puzzles, board books, notepads, magnets, memory games – so many great options! Their quality is fantastic and I love supporting small businesses.

Printique

Every single material used to create their photo books is archival quality – the paper, glue, everything. Formerly known as AdoramaPix, they now offer professional photography level products (prints, albums, gifts) to the public. Their customer service is so helpful and high quality products are their top priority.

Canva

Design anything on their website or app – graphics, logos, social media stories, photo books, business cards, flyers, Christmas cards…you name it. Free and paid versions. I use Canva every single day. Great printing options too, free shipping.

BedfordPix

Order prints online or visit one of Bedford’s locations in Oklahoma, Arkansas, or Missouri.

Minted - Free Photo Calendar

Save 10 personal occasions (like birthdays) and get a FREE photo calendar, just pay shipping (which was $5.95 for me)

Minted - Save $25

Save $25 off your first order.

local business recommendations

CHRISTOPHER BRYAN

Commercial Photographer

Christopher Bryan tells the stories of businesses, organizations, and individuals, communicating mission, purpose, and branding through the highest quality photo and video content. Based in Tulsa, available for travel. 

FAA Part 107 Licensed Drone Pilot

HEADSHOTS TULSA

“We live in a world where your headshot is your first impression. Tell the world you mean business with the best visual representation of who you are.”

Christopher Bryan, photographer

2B Organized Tulsa

Professional organizing, pack / move, decluttering, and downsizing services in Tulsa, OK. Owned by my friend Kristin Switzer, call (918) 518-1239 or go to the website to learn more about how she can help you add a bit more organization to your home or office.

KED Styled

My friend Kristy Eller DeBoer is a personal stylist, wardrobe consultant, and professional shopper who helps style you to look & feel your best! 

Business & Website Resources

Dubsado

Customer Relationship Management

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Flodesk

Email Management

Get 50% off your first year of Flodesk

ClickUp

Project Management

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Elementor

Website Builder