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My Kit – Because Lots of People Want to Know

Maybe if I just had that lens….

When I started photography around 12 years ago, I was a little obsessed, I’d study an image from my collection of photography hero’s and wonder why my elementary images didn’t look anything like theirs.

Maybe if I just had that lens….

The quick answer is no, had they handed me their bag of kit, would I have taken the same image? Absolutely not. The fundamental difference is not what camera or lens is used, it’s your eye, they way you see, that is your unique selling point.

People will be paying you or engaging with you for how you capture and therefore if you use Canon or Nikon, iphone etc it’s completely irrelevant.

But for those still interested, this is what is in my (several) kit bags

Canon 5D Mark III x 2

Canon 5D Mark II

Canon 70-200 2.8

Canon 24-70 2.8

Canon 35mm 1.4

Canon 100mm 2.8

Canon 16-35mm 2.8

Canon 50mm 1.4

Manfrotto Tripod

Manfrotto Head

Manfrotto Overhead Arm

SanDisk Extreme Pro 16GB & 32GB cards

I edit with Lightroom and retouch in photoshop for my DSLR images

On my iphone I use VSCO - I’ve tried others like Colorstory but I just like VSCO

I’ve always saved and bought the best I could. My tripod is over 10 years old and I still use it for all my professional food shoots. I’ve upgraded and invested slowly. Professional photography is expensive it took me 8 months to save for my first DSLR 12 years ago!

The cheapest lens on here is the Canon 50mm 1.4 it does feel cheap in terms of build quality and it can be slow to focus but it is a great lens to start with when you are figuring out your way and style.