As with all photographers, I’m forever growing my kit list. Here’s the gear I like to use when I’m out on a job:
I worked on an entry-level Nikon D50 for a year before biting the bullet and investing in the superb Nikon D750 for about £1800. This camera has quickly become a favourite of professional photographers around the world due to its small size and weight, low light capabilities, glorious video quality and a whole host of extra features that I’m still discovering.
My latest pride and joy is my Nikon 85mm f/1.4 prime lens. This lens is affectionately referred to in the industry as the “Cream Machine” for its creamy buttery backgrounds at its beautifully wide aperture. Favoured by many portrait photographers, the 85mm lens avoids the odd distortion of faces that other portrait lenses can have, and because it’s a superb-quality prime lens, the images come out really sharp.
When I’m doing a shoot where I need a longer zoom, I generally go for the Nikon 70-200mm for its excellent quality. Other lenses are available for less money with a broader range of focal lengths, but the quality of image to come out using this lens really does speak for itself.
Similarly, when I need to get a lot of wide-angle shots, I reach for the 24-70mm. This lens and the 70-200mm have me covered for most eventualities while I’m photographing events.