Gear and random work-related stuff

Fujifilm X-series Mirrorless Cameras

I’m a big fan of Fujifilm X-series digital cameras. I used to shoot with Canon kit, but made the switch to the lighter, back-friendly Fujifilm X100T in 2015. Since then, I haven’t looked back!

Fujifilm WCL-X100 Wide Conversion Lens

Provides a 28mm equivalent field of view, and is great for slightly wider angled shots.

Fujifilm TCL-X100 Wide Conversion Lens

Provides a 50mm equivalent field of view, and whilst it is pretty bulky, it does give fantastic results. Used as more of a portrait lens.

YONGNUO YN-560 III Speedlights

These are fantastic. Hard working, cheaper than OEM equivalents, and just work. I use these off camera to highlight interior and exterior features. Work seamlessly with…

Yongnuo YN560-TX Wireless Flash Controller

This controller helps to adjust my speed lights remotely. To have control over the output is essential. No one wants to keep ripping the diffuser off an octobox in order to increase or decrease the power. I do it remotely with this gizmo. Works a treat, too, as it intuitively talks to the YN-560 III’s. If I’m borrowing lights from someone else, I can always use my…

Yongnuo RF-603CII-C1 Wireless Flash Trigger Kit

These are a great, cheaper alternative to Pocket Wizards. They fire the speed lights when I need them to – what more could I ask?

Cullmann Magnesit Copter Digital Tripod with cb 2.7 Ballhead

A tiny little tripod that is small enough to fit in a pocket. Very useful for low down shots, or as a speed light holder. Built like it will outlast me.

1901 ‘Maitani’ Leather Camera Strap

Every now and then, I use a strap on my camera. This beauty is a thin piece of adjustable leather that will age incredibly. I bought it for the looks, not the hipster connotation.

Apple iPad mini

I really like the seamless integration with the Fujifilm app that lets me work quickly and very efficiently. It’s the perfect size for referencing after a shot, and it’s easy to make adjustments or change my settings.

Apple MacBook Pro

My work Mac is a lovely place to process images. The Retina screen is glorious and hooked up to an external display gives me options. I’ve used Apple Macs for over 20 years. I’m very privileged.

Adobe Photoshop

The best tool for what I currently do. I will be keeping an eye on Affinity Photo though. I’d love to see what their Publisher software will turn out like too.

Western Digital MyBook drives

I use these for back up and external storage – love them. I have all my iTunes library on one, all my photos on another and run my Time Machine back up from one as well. They are all backed up again too, so content is secure. I’m saving up for a RAID system in the future, to simplify things.

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