Jacques Cornell

Jacques Cornell

Lives in Kazakhstan Almaty, Kazakhstan
Works as a photographer
Has a website at jacquescornell.photography
Joined on Jul 13, 2002
About me:

I co-founded event photography company Happening Photos in New York and serve clients around the world. I also shoot, print, exhibit and sell fine art travel & landscape photos.

Jacques Cornell's current gear

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm 1:2
I use three of these at once for event work.
Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 II ASPH
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-140mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / Power O.I.S
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm F4 ASPH
Worth the price. Very sharp edge-to-edge, even wide open.
Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm F2.8 ASPH Power OIS
Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm F2.8 OIS
Other gear:
  • Aperture 3 Run my high-volume event photo business with it. Best I've seen.
  • Apple Macbook Pro 13" laptop with SSD + HD
  • Benro BH1 ballhead Great budget ballhead that locks firmly and doesn't slip. Plates also fit the Benro DJ80 tilthead I use on my monopod and the Oben QRA-R2 QR assembly I use on my flash brackets. This allows me to mount my camera on my tripod, monopod or flash bracket with the same plate.
  • Benro DJ80 tilthead (for monopod) Great head for a monopod. Plates also fit the Benro BH1 ballhead I use on my tripod and the Oben QRA-R2 QR assembly I use on my flash brackets. This allows me to mount my camera on my tripod, monopod or flash bracket with the same plate.
  • Benro Travel Angel A1690T tripod Good compromise between ultralight and full-size. Reaches eye level, very compact, full-featured, and sturdy enough for a DSLR + medium zoom. Perfect for MFT and travel. Nicely designed, finished and built.
  • Epson Stylus Pro 4000 Still a fantastic printer, but it requires very frequent (weekly) head cleaning.
  • Giottos YTL 9284 tripod 4-section aluminum tripod for $179 that goes up to 70", collapses down to 20" and weighs just 3.8 lbs. The tallest, smallest & lightest 'pod for under $200. Love it.
  • Godox V850 / Neewer TT850 flash Internal li-ion battery yields 650 full-power pops with a 1.5-second recycle. Radio trigger enables adjustment of off-camera flash output from camera position. A game changer.
  • Godox Witstro AD360 barebulb batt-pack powered flash Li-ion battery pack yields 450 full-power pops with a 4.5-second recycle. Optional 2-port Y-cable cuts recycle in half. Radio trigger enables adjustment of off-camera flash output from camera position. Bare bulb provides 360-degree output and fills large mods evenly without a power-robbing white dome. A game changer.
  • LowPro rolling backpack Sturdy, versatile bag. I use mine a ton, mostly as a rolling case, but it's handy to be able to sling it on my back to free up my hands for other bags when I'm doing a big location job.
  • Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head Great for very precise framing.
  • Manfrotto 685B NeoTec Monopod Fantastic when you need to quickly raise or lower your camera. I shoot events and often need to crouch down out of sight, then pop up for a few shots, then drop back down. With this 'pod, I just squeeze the grip to drop, then pull up to raise. One-handed, and no futzing with locks.
  • Metz 28 CS-2 flash Tiny wireless off-camera flash. Great for use with compact camera.
  • Metz 36 AF-5 flash
  • Metz 54MZ-3 flash Extremely versatile, durable and reliable. Manual, auto & TTL output control.
  • Nik Collection - plugins
  • Oben QRA-R2 Quick Release Assembly with RP-20 Plate Plates are interchangeable with Benro's PH-08 plate for the BH-1-M ballhead I use on my tripod and the DJ-80 tilthead I use on my monopod. This allows me to mount my camera on my tripod, monopod or flash bracket with the same plate.
  • Panasonic FL360L flash
  • Photoflex Transpac Single Kit Case My one-bag location studio. This rolling case holds my 2 MFT cameras & 5 lenses, 3-4 flashes, 3-4 small-to-medium stands & 'pods, grip stuff, 2 umbrellas & 2 softboxes. Very sturdy.
  • Pixelmator Powerful, dirt-cheap and user-friendly pixel editor.
  • PT Lens Great addition to Aperture for correction of lens & perspective distortion.
  • Tamrac 3444 Rally 4 Camera Bag Well-priced and proportioned for Micro Four Thirds. Makes a great every-day bag.
  • Transcend USB 3.0 Super Speed Multi-Card Reader for SD/SDHC/SDXC/MS/CF Cards
  • Vivitar DF-183 flash Cheap, small & lightweight TTL flash. Color is a bit cool, so it needs a warming gel.

Jacques Cornell's wish list

Sorted by most recently added.

Panasonic Lumix G 42.5mm F1.7 ASPH Power OIS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8
Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm F1.2 ASPH OIS
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm F1.8
Other gear:
  • Contax 180mm f2.8
  • Contax 300mm f4
  • Samyang/Rokinon 135mm f2

Jacques Cornell's previous gear

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 (Lumix DMC-FZ38)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
Excellent all-around compact for beginner or advanced photographer. Great prints up to 12"x18".
A wonderful walk-around and landscape camera. I've made nice 16"x24" landscape prints from it.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
Canon EOS-1D
Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Canon EOS-1Ds
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Canon EOS D60
Canon EOS 10D
Canon EOS 40D
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-45mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS
Canon EF 35mm f/2.0
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Canon EF 100mm f/2.0 USM
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0L USM
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-200mm F4-5.6 OIS
Other gear:
  • Contax 167MT
  • Contax Aria
  • Contax G2
  • Contax RTS III
  • Lumedyne 065 200W flash kit
  • Lumedyne 067 400W flash kit
  • Metz 50MZ-5 flash
  • Metz P50 power pack
  • Metz P76 power pack
  • Panasonic DMW-LVF2
  • Pentax 67
  • Pentax 67 MkII
  • PhotoKit Sharpener 2
  • Photoshop CS3
  • Slik 700DX Pro tripod
  • Slik Master Classic tripod
  • Yashica FX-3