Kit Bag - Clamps

The ability to light any frame, in any location and at any time of day is a big part of the way I work. Which is why i'm often found lumbering around locations with bulky lightstands in order to rig my speedlites. This can be a pain when it comes to post processing, because if you can't hide the lighting stands out of frame, and still in line of sight (because of the ST-E2 Transmitter) it means additional work cloning them out.

Incomes my new little addition to the kit bag. A Manfrotto Superclamp and WexPro Clamp with Spigot. These brilliant little pieces of kit allow me to rig a speedlight in unseen and new places. Both have great build quality, and the superclamp states it can support up to 15kg, which is amazing considering the size of it. If your interested in ordering a Manfrotto Superclamp, be sure to remember that they come without a stud (unless stated) as I found out.... :o

Kit Bag - Shooting On Location

Product shots are generally shot in an abyss of white space, but like many other aspects of photography I like to work differently. With the help from my brother (a Nikon shooter, ironic huh?) we set up this quick shot to give you an insight to some of the gear I carry about with me on location shoots. It's always important to plan the kit you need for a shoot, as you'll never want to be without that vital piece of equipment which you clumsily forgot to pack.

The lenses cover a focal range of 24-200mm and the 2 speedlites always give me the option to light most scenes should I need, with the ST-E2 transmitter coming in handy by not only controlling the speedlites off-camera but doubling up as an AF Assist.  The above picture shows what I carry most of the time on a day-to-day basis.

Preperation is key, and each shoot is planned carefully. Having  the correct gears means your able to maximise the available time shooting. If your interested in a complete kit list feel free to click here.