As a professional photographer I choose my kit very carefully. I want to achieve the very best results possible across the whole photographic process, from capture to print. These are the companies I have chosen to work with as I continue to build my portfolio of landscape photography. Just click on an icon to go to that company's website.
I am delighted to use LEE Filters for all of my landscape photography. The LEE filter system is flexible and easy to use out in the field and all LEE filters are all hand dipped for the best possible finish. Wide angle adaptor rings fit very close to the camera lens, minimising any chance of 'vignetting' due to the filter holder being visible when looking through the lens. The filter holder itself has a great 'click on' fitting that allows for easy positioning and repositioning of the filter during the shot. Various creative filters such as the Little and Big stoppers used for long exposures open up lots of possibilities for creative photography. Their new 'MEDIUM' range of ND Grads are a fantastic addition to their range and allow for more precise filtering of skies when the 'soft' or 'hard' filters don't quite give the control needed due to the position of subject matter in the composition.These filters are essential when balancing exposure values within a scene. I could not make my images without them!
Since starting out in 2005 I have been a Canon user. The cameras deliver fantastic results and the controls are intuitive and do not provide any barriers that may hinder the photographic process when working under pressure. The 5D range has been a pleasure to use, is perfect for landscape photography and it allows me to get the very finest still images. My 'L' series lenses produce superb images that are sharp and beautifully coloured. Used in all conditions, the weather sealing on the pro spec cameras and lenses is extremely effective and they have proved to be hard wearing and consistent. My kit gets plenty of use, often in conditions that are far from ideal. Canon's reliability makes them a winner every time! I currently shoot 5D MkIV and a backup 5D MkIII camera. Lenses include the 16-35mm f2.8L mkIII, 24-70mm f2.8L mkII and the 70-200mm f2.8L mkII, a new TS-E 24mm mkII tilt/shift lens and the small, but fun 40mm pancake lens!
When I need a projector, image quality is everything. I need a bright image, full of rich blacks and accurate colours. Resolution is also highly important. I choose Canon as their lenses are excellent and the range of XEED projectors is stunning. I normally use a short throw projector, a WUX450ST model, 1920x1200 pixel resolution that delivers great quality results in small areas, whilst having a large image projected onto the wall/screen. These projectors allow me to show my work how I want it to be seen!
I have always used the Epson range of wide format, professional printers. My current printer is a new Epson Pro 7900 (I think I may have got one of the last ones available!) which delivers incredible, consistent results. It is my second 7900 printer. Consistency is paramount for the photographer who prints his own work. Each print must be as good as the last, whatever the media I use. All of the work on show in the gallery has been produced on Epson machines. One of the things a photographer needs from a printer is a simple operating system. The Epson interface is easy to use and makes the whole print process effortless. Results always impress, giving my work and my gallery a professional credibility.