Below is a list of the main equipment I use in my photography;
* Canon EOS 5d Mark III + Grip
* Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye
* Zeiss 21mm Distagon f2.8/ZE
* Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
* Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8/L II USM
* Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
* Canon TC-80N3 Intervalometer
* Various Lee, Singh Ray & B&W filters (Polarizers, ND & ND Grad filters)
* Gitzo & RRS tripods
* F-Stop & Lowepro camera bag
* Yongnuo & Strobepro speedlights
I take much less with me when backpacking in the backcountry to keep the weight down.
As for post processing, Adobe software products Lightroom and Photoshop are integral tools for achieving my vision in a photograph allowing for appropriate levels of contrast, colour and tonal balance to be applied. In addition multiple image capture techniques such as stitching panorama’s, focus stacking for greater depth of field, and exposure blending for high dynamic range scenes are made possible allowing the limitations of the camera to be overcome. By realizing the potential of an image via post processing I can more accurately portray the scene that was in front of me. I also occasionally use a graphics tablet for finer control.
Although expensive gear and software programs are important if the end use is commercial or for achieving the highest image quality, they are by no means necessary for producing compelling imagery. There is no substitute for a keen eye, creativity and an open mind.