Ever since I was a photographer at LIFE magazine in the 1950’s...
When I was a child, growing up, LIFE Magazine coming to the house was like a gift. I was wide-eyed, staring at all the pictures that were invariably captivating.
I even recall seeing the Robert Kennedy pictures with someone holding his head, while he was laying down on the floor. (or something like that - it was many years ago and i only vaguely remember the actual image, but i remember the situation the photographs were trying to convey)
Kudos to you for buying every tool that would be useful for your needs. I'm certain you know your craft and art way better than most of us here!
Keep enjoying your photography - I hope for 30 more years!