What Gear Do I Use?
My Camera Setup and Lenses:
My on location camera bag.
My choice for Full Frame from Nikon. It still has more dynamic range than the new D850.
A good 3rd party grip.
My favourite wide angle zoom. I prefer it to Nikon’s 14-24mm and I really utilize that 24mm-30mm focal length often. A staple for automotive.
My first lens purchase. It’s cheap. It works. Automotive interior go-to lens.
Sharper than the 1.4G, and I rarely shoot wide open.
I am usually shooting between 135mm-200mm and the VC works great.
When the sun is kinda bright, killin’ my vibe and I don't want to use HSS.
When the sun is REALLY bright, killin’ my vibe and I still don't want to use HSS.
For the odd time that I want to combine a strobed automotive shot and a silky smooth waterfall during daylight.
Cutting out glare in windshields and surfaces or enhancing colour rendition in water/sky. I prefer Hoya filters for this.
To adapt my 77mm filters for my Nikon 85mm lens
To adapt my 77mm filters for my Nikon 50mm lens
Colour Calibration matters. 100% accuracy as a starting point when going into post production is crucial.
Too much fun with this thing.
Speedlight trigger. A/B/C groupings. Zoomable. HSS.
It's big. It's clunky. It works.
Reliable. Quick. Cheap.
I'm not a birding or wildlife photographer, but I find this useful sometimes.
Used on all static or rigged automotive shoots. The predecessor to Manfrotto's 410 Jr. Geared Head.
Sturdy. Light weight. Useful centre column for when I need to suspend the camera and lens over an edge or an inch or two from the ground. Easy setup for static shots inside vehicles.
Expandable to 1.8M in length with extra section. Carbon Fibre. Light. Sturdy. Has counterbalancing wheel to smooth out the slide.
Cuts my post processing time in half.
My Lighting Kit:
Without this thing, my lighting setups would take longer. I don’t use TTL, so this is the best piece of lighting equipment that I own. Accurate for calculating lighting ratios between key and fill lights.
Wireless radio with Yongnuo trigger. I think I'm up to 4 now. Same power as SB-900.
Helps me achieve proper colour balancing for speedlights, or to throw extra colours into the scene.
Reliable. Can be used with the diffusion cover, as a bounce umbrella or as a shoot through. Versatile. I always carry 2x (one white and one silver)
Rebranded Godox AD600’s. The batteries last forever. Works both on location via battery power and in the studio on AC power. A lower T.01 flash duration, longer battery life and more powerful than Profoto B1’s.
Quick setup. Double diffuse. Soft light. My go-to for portrait and automotive.
Punchy. Great for background separation in portraits, or when I need a good punchy light.
My favourite rim light modifier.
Not all models like to hold the reflector in front of them. This holder works great.
Stackable, lightweight, but sturdy. Great for on location. Have a few.
Self-explanatory. These prevent my light stands from turning into kites when modifiers are attached to them.