Gear List
I get so many questions about what camera, lens, lighting and other setups I use. As a bloke, I'm pretty fond of gadgets (one of the many reasons why I love photography), so the more buttons I can press the better! In all seriousness, every little piece of equipment has an important purpose and specific use for a project, type of shot, or place of shoot. Here are the basic bits of equipment I use.
Arguably the best all round full frame camera on the market right now. Versatile, durable, quick, intuitive and provdies top quality images. When not shooting medium format, I use this for quicker paced, demanding photography, especially when out on the streets.
Canon EOS R5
My favourite portrait lens. Tack sharp.
Canon RF 50mm 1.2 lens
Versatile use for a large variety of different uses. The go to lens.
Canon RF 24-70mm 2.8L lens
Lightning quick, great for moving subjects. But I don't really use this anymore, other than for underwater stuff.
Sony Alpha a9
Good for portraiture where more context and environment is required in the image.
Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 GM Lens
Rarely used other than for non-portfolio stuff, like wildlife.
Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens
Medium Format powerhouse. There are other bigger and 'better' MF cameras out there (if that can be defined at all), but this one is at the top of the list for value for money.
50mm equivalent lens for the Fujifilm GFX medium format.
FUJIFILM GF 63mm f/2.8 R WR Lens
Protection against lens flare with 2 filter slots.
LEE Filters Universal (Medium Wide) Lens Hood
an ND filter with a 4x filter factor that provides a 2-stop exposure reduction. Its 0.6 density creates a darkening of the entire image, allowing you to photograph with a wider aperture or slower shutter speed than normally required.
LEE Filters 100 x 100mm ProGlass IRND 0.6 Filter (2-Stop)
Long days and portrait shots mean more battery needed and easier vertical grip. This is an epic device and worth every cent.
Canon BG-R10 Battery Grip
Used with the R5. Fast and durable.
Sony 512GB CFexpress Type B TOUGH Memory Card
Super fast card suitable for those high res MF portfolios.
Sony 128GB SF-G Tough Series UHS-II SDXC Memory Card
Well, you need to get those images onto your computer somehow, no?
Sony MRW-G2 CFexpress Type A/SD Memory Card Reader
Because I don't want to sit there twiddling my thumbs waiting for images to transfer to my computer!
SanDisk Extreme PRO CFexpress Card Reader
This triggers my lights remotely so there are no messy wires to trip over - different triggers for different camera brands (Canon, Sony, Fujifilm).
Godox XPro TTL Wireless Flash Triggers
High-capacity rolling case makes hauling a vast quantity of lighting gear easy and efficient.
Thinktank Production Manager Roller Bag
All round best camera bag out there.
Lowepro ProTactic BP 450 AW II Backpack
A smaller street shooting option, with fantastic waterproofing and durability from Taiwanese handmade vintage material.
Wotancraft Ranger Camera Bag
So small and so portable, perfect to quickly backup the day's files. Always in my bag.
SanDisk 500GB Extreme Portable USB-C hard drive
The cheapest thing in any camera bag, but one of the most important. Couple this with a few micro-fiber cloths and you're set.
Dust-Removal Tools
Brilliantly small and light for portability, yet strong enough for single light or multiple strobe usage.
Godox AD300pro flash light
If I could carry around a bigger one around I would...
Godox Softbox 31x47"
Not much to say about this one...
Light Stands
Sits on the camera to trigger the strobe.
Godox X2 Wireless Flash Trigger
Does what is says on the tin!
LaCie Rugged External Hard Drive
Extra baggage fees apply!
Thinktank Production Manager 40
I use the Pencil with Duet software so I can edit through Lightroom on the road.
iPad Pro 12.9"
Vital to keep your lenses smudge-free.
Micro Fibre Cleaning Cloths
Always a good idea to have a box of small tools and accessory items on the road!
Tools & Accessories
A bit more power and robustness for the studio environment.
Godox AD400Pro Flash
Big soft light (bowens adapter required to mount to my Godox lights)
Godox Octa Softbox (140cm)
A great secondary diffuser.
Godox Softbox 31x47"
Because sometimes I can't be bothered to hold anything....
Manfrotto Befree Aluminum Tripod
I have a couple of these, all dark colours.
Lastolite Collapsible Backgrounds
Uhhh, what to say about this!? It's too good for me.
Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 Creative Pen Display
I don't take this out of my studio (because I'm clumsy) and like to keep it to when I want some epic moody portraits on film.
Chamonix 4x5 large format film camera
Large format lens
Rodenstock 90mm f/4.5 Grandagon-N Lens
All-purpose large format lens but I use it for portraits.
Schneider 150mm f/5.6 Apo-Symmar L Lens
Well, how are you going to hold and direct your lighting?
For some film fun
Zeiss Ikon Rangefinder
Always 'fun' to try and change film into film holders without seeing a damn thing!
Photoflex Film Changing Room
I like to do as much of my own printing as possible. This allows me to manage every little detail of the process.
Epson SureColor P908 17" A2 Photo Printer
My paper of choice for most prints.
Ilford Gold Fibre Silk Paper
My fingers are often clammy......
White Protective Gloves
One speck and your print is ruined!
Electric Duster