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The Gear I Have In My Rucksack
Superb Hahnel Modus 600RT Wireless Pro-Kit, consisting of 2 x flash guns, 1 x transmitter, 2 x rechargeable batteries and 1 x charger.
1 x Better Beamer Flash Extender
The Sony “A7III Pro” is a mirrorless camera body with some awesome features. The optics and additional features on the lens’s are absolutely brilliant, and at least equal to the “Canon L MKII Lens’s” if not better. (and l never thought l would hear myself say that!!!)
My Street & Field Pouch
(Whenever you see John out on a shoot, he will always be wearing his belt & pouch)
1 x Notebook, Pen, Pencil & ID – Always wanted to make those little notes
1 x Penknife – Every photographers accessory
1 x Spare Battery – A must just in case. My batteries are compatible to both camera’s.
1 x Cleaning Cloth, Pen and Blower – Just in case you are working in a dirty or windy environment.
1 x Card wallet – Containing 4 x 32Gb Compact Flash cards for simultaneous back up for my 1Dx) – You never want to run out of memory!!
1 pair x Clear lens glasses with neck strap – I wear glasses but not for actually taking any pictures
1 x Manfrotto 055XProB Tripod with Centre Column, 1 x Manfrotto 360 Fluid head
A selection of “Lee” filters including the “Big & Little Stopper”, Polariser and Grad’s
1 x LowePro AW Rucksack, 1 x Billingham Pro Shoulder Bag and 1 x Trolley – Ideal for using when the terrain allows.
Johns Studio Gear
2 x Bowens Cold Stream-Lites
5 x Manfrotto “Lumie” lights (1 x Low, 2 x Medium and 2 x High emission),
all with 3 variable power switching. These are ideal for fitting to tripods, lighting stands, Novoflex systems, as well as being able to be mounted directly on to any camera hot-shoe flash light fitting.
3 x Photographic work tents, 1 x black and 2 x white. When using a tent, the object to be photographed is placed in a tent and lit through the sides, tops, and bottoms or lighting the object by direct internal lighting.
1 x Photographic work table (A white table with back is ideal when you wish to work with your lights very close to the subject matter and reflectors.)
16 x Coloured Backdrops (6 x PVC backed, 6 x custom designed hard board, 4 x Velvet)
1 x Macro vernier drive (This fits between the tripod and the camera and is adjusted in both directions with the aid of two vernier worm, one course and one fine)
1 x Full collection of Novoflex Macro Scaffolding (Ideal for holding the “Manfrotto Lights” and the finest and most delicate of items in position, such as an Orchid.)
1 x Sony remote control systems (These creates a totally hands free operation, therefore the shot is taken totally vibration free.)
1 x Plamp – An example of a “Plamp” is it can be affixed to a tripod leg and then to the stem of a flower with no damage or any accessory can be clamped.
Assorted clamping systems – Bits and pieces which you collect over the years.
Assorted accessories and filters – Bits and pieces which you collect over the years.
1 x “Mac Pro” with an Eizo ColorEdge CG241W screen – Both are 100% brilliant!!
1 x Apple “MacBook Air” laptop – Again brilliant, I’d be lost without it.
1 x Epson Stylus Pro 4800 printer – A brilliant printing machine up to A2 working with 8 x Epson Ultra Chrome K3 Inks.
1 x Brother HL-3040CN 4 x colour laser printer – A good office slave for producing course and workshop documents on.
1 x HP Laser Printer P1102 – My office workhorse (Mono).
1 x ColourMunki calibration system – This calibrates and profiles my photographic computer system, printers and papers.
6 x “Western Digital” 2TB external hard drives in a “Raid” format – Extremely reliable.
1 x Custom made routing system used for all my wireless and internet connections.
1 x “Lightroom CC”. This is now being used to replace Aperture V3. All the images managed in Aperture V3 have now been transferred to Lightroom.
1 x “Adobe Photoshop CC” (This is the package of software l fall to when I need additional functions that Lightroom cannot offer)
1 x “Affinity Photographic & Design” package of software.
1 x “DxO – Nik” software package (An absolutely brilliant package providing five different)
1 x “onOne Genuine Fractals” (This is an amazing package to “interpolate” an image up or down in size)
1 x “MacPhun” software package
1 x “Pixel Bender” software package
2 x “Mac Office & Presentation” software packages (As you would expect, all my software contains all the most recent upgrades and are fully licensed
Many thanks, have fun and
“Keep on Clickin”
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