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GEAR

Spoiler alert!
I use a lot of gear...

Most of the time you can find me snapping pictures with a Canon Eos R5 in my hand.

 

But which lenses do I use and what do I carry around in my camera bag? Learn everything about the professional photography gear I use and would highly recommend.

CAMERA

I mainly use my Canon EOS R5 to photograph. It is so durable that I even take it high up in the mountains during climbing expeditions.

My backup camera is the Canon EOS R6.

LENSES

Ok, my favorite lens is the Canon RF 28-70mm

My second in line is the Canon RF 70-200mm

The al rounder that is always in my bag is the Canon RF 24-105.

I'm going to sneak in a small lens for my smartphone as well. I have an 85mm Moment lens that allows me to snap some better smartphone photographs.

FLASH

The Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI.

I use it only when I need to. I try to use as much natural light as possible during photo shoots. But sometimes you just need that little bit extra to lighten up some shadows.

BATTERY GRIP

Canon BG-R10 Battery Grip.

To drastically extend the battery life and I also love the ergonomics of this grip. The extra shutter button is handy when you switch quickly in between portrait and landscape mode.

MEMORY CARDS

A lot of CF and SD cards.
Enough storage to capture lots of RAW images and RAW video.

LIGHTS

Two studio lights on tripod

A small handheld light.

Fairy lights - yes, this can be cute for portraits.

CAMERA BAG

I have a few camera bags that are a fit for different situations.

Big camera bag that fits most of my gear. Body, three lenses, flash, handheld lights, spare batteries, laptop, SSD hard drive, memory cards, cleaning cloth.

 

Small camera bag from LowePro for one camera body, one lens and some spare batteries and a cleaning cloth.

+ my dirty hiking backpack for expeditions - Deuter 55+10L ACT Lite. There is always room for one camera on all my back-to-basics trips.

STUDIO BACKDROPS

I mainly use the white and grey paper backgrounds. I have them on different rolls which allows me to switch quickly.
I also have a few backdrops and textured underlays for small product shoots - marble, wood, concrete...

LAPTOP

Macbook Pro 16" with the AMD Radeon Pro 5600M graphics card (with 8GB of graphics RAM), 32GB of DDR4 RAM and a 1TB SSD.
I know, it might seem like overkill, but it saves me so much time because Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Premiere are running fluently and fast.

CHALLENGE ME

LET'S CREATE SOMETHING AMAZING TOGETHER

I always try to create authentic moments and capture them as they unfold. Continually blurring the lines between work and life. 

Well, what are you waiting for? Contact me today and let me know how I can help you.

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© 2020 by Timothy De Ridder Photography

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