I'm an Alpha Guy ... Sony Alpha, to be exact.
I'm often asked what I shoot with or what I recommend and in truth I cannot claim any expertise in this regards. I just know what works for me and so I am happy to share my thoughts below.
The pictures in my Mom's letters are always at Walgreens. They do great work and it is very inexpensive.
When it's time for a calendar print, Vistaprint is normally OK. A decent balance between price and quality but you have to watch them on the quality issue. Hold their feet to the fire.
When I print a book, it is always Shutterfly. A bit pricey but very good quality.
Have any other equipment questions?
I am definitely not in any way an equipment expert, but will happily give an opinion or explain what I use. So feel free to email me with any questions you have and I will try my best to answer.
I will add the questions and answers to this page as the year rolls on.