My camera gear are the tools I use to freeze a moment; your moment. I believe that you become a photographer before you pick up the camera. When you’re in a situation, and you begin to notice the little things, small details. It takes an idea, a spark of creativity and anticipation to make a moment truly memorable.
There is always a massive debate about what is considered pro equipment and if you aren’t using it, you’re not a professional. Well, this is what I have to say about that: I use the equipment I believe will help me achieve the results I want. This doesn’t mean it has to be the most expensive gear out there; but understanding how I am able to utilise this so standards are exceeded, and results are consistent.
My Gear & Why
Canon EOS 7D
This was a massive upgrade from my 400D. The spec, its ISO rage, noise control. Everything about this camera body was an improvement from the last one; don’t get me wrong, I still use my 400D as backup or second body to give me versatility and quickly.
Canon 135mm f2L
My first L Series lens, and an absolutely beautiful lens to photograph with. I chose it because it’s phenomenal in low light, great for candid shots without being too obvious and allows me to get in close to capturing details from a distance.
Canon 24-70 f2.8L
Funny story, I actually bought this lens from my wedding photographer, and it rarely comes off my camera. It’s a great versatile lens, it focuses super quick, and handles low light situations like a beast. It’s a work horse of a lens that’s allows me to photograph wide, and has the ability to zoom in enough to make sure moments aren’t missed or details lost.
Canon 50mm f1.8
You would have to go a long way to meet a photographer that didn’t have this beaut in their camera bag. This lens is small, lightweight and pretty much perfect in every scenario you find yourself in. Compared to some lenses on the market, this produces some stunning results and comes in at under £100! You’d be crazy not to have it in your bag!