Gannon Burgett

Gannon Burgett

Writer

Education

Indiana Wesleyan University

Expertise

Photography Equipment and Technology

Computers and Peripherals

Gaming Equipment and Technology

Photo Editing Software

Introduction

  • Gannon has written for Gizmodo, Digital Trends, Yahoo News, PetaPixel, DPReview, Imaging Resource, and many others
  • He has more than a decade of experience as a freelance photojournalist and sports photographer 
  • He has been contributing to Lifewire since December 2018

Experience

Gannon is passionate about photography and writing and brings together his decade of experience in both fields to give real-world insights from someone who doesn't just write about photography, but is also out in the field actually taking photos. He reviews photography-related products for Lifewire, like chargers, cameras, printers, and more. 

Over the past decade, Gannon's written work has appeared on Gizmodo, Digital Trends, Yahoo News, PetaPixel, DPReview, and Imaging Resource, among others. Gannon is also a photographer covering various sports and motorsports events, including BIG 10 football games and numerous Indianapolis 500s.

My Gear

For day-to-day writing work at my desk, I run a 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with a 2.7 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, 16GB LPDDR3 RAM, and a Radeon Pro 455 running macOS Catalina attached to a 4K LG display with a Keychron K2 (Gateron Brown switches) for input. When I don’t feel like carrying around the MacBook, my go-to is an 11-inch iPad Pro and an iPhone XS running the latest iOS and iPadOS betas I can get my hands on.

In my camera bag is a Canon EOS R and Canon 5D Mark III with half a dozen lenses from various manufacturers, a growing collection of LaCie SSDs for storing (and backing up my work) as well as a Loupedeck+ for tactile editing on-the-go.

When work is over, I use a liquid-cooled Alienware Aurora R7 with a 9th Gen Intel Core i5 9400, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB, 1TB HDD + 256 GB M.2 PCIe SSD Storage, and 16GB RAM to sim-race with my Oculus Rift S VR headset and Fanatec sim-racing gear. Other gear on hand includes an Apple Watch Series 5, an Optoma UHD50 projector for movie nights, a pair of 4K Apple TV units and enough computer peripherals to stock a small Best Buy.  

Education

Gannon attended Indiana Wesleyan University.

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Lifewire Product Review Editorial Guidelines & Mission

A Message from Gannon Burgett

I write for Lifewire because I enjoy putting the latest gear and tech to the test and breaking down real-world usage for consumers in concise, easy-to-digest writing with a focus on clarity and brevity.

Lifewire and Dotdash

Lifewire is a Top 10 technology information website, as rated by comScore, a leading internet measurement company. We reach more than 10 million readers per month with our trusted, clear, and actionable answers to your most pressing technology questions.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.