Jacques Cornell

Jacques Cornell

Lives in United States Brooklyn, NY, United States
Works as a photographer
Has a website at jacquescornell.photography
Joined on Jul 13, 2002
About me:

I've been actively engaged in photography for about 35 years, the past 20 as a professional. I studied photography at the Institute for Contemporary Photography in Tokyo and the International Center of Photography in New York, have photos in the permanent collection at the Kiyosato Museum of Photography in Japan, have taught photography at the Fashion Institute of Technology and the International Center of Photography in New York, 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
DxO Optics Pro Elite
Does a better job of extracting detail, supressing noise, and correcting lens flaws than any other RAW converter I've tried, and all with minimal user intervention.
Other gear:
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC
  • 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.
  • DxO Viewpoint I use Lightroom for DAM and selective adjustments and DxO OP for RAW conversion because DxO extracts detail while surpassing noise better than any RAW converter I've tried. DxO OP integrates nicely into a Lightroom workflow.
  • 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 Leica DG Summilux 12mm F1.4 ASPH
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 F2.0
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 F3.5-5.6 IS USM
Canon EF 70-200mm F4L USM
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-200mm F4-5.6 OIS
Apple Aperture
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