Where would a photographer be without their favourite gear? I've found my favourite tools to take with me when shooting to help capture what I'm seeing and feeling, just in case you're interested.
Canon 5D mk IV
I feel I barely scratch the surface of what this camera can do - but it ticks my boxes: weather sealed, great to hold (good-size for man hands), and a stunning and large full frame sensor. It isn't compact by any stretch, but is a solid body that I love to accompany me.
Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS USM
Switching from crop to full frame, an ultra wide was a must on my list. While not as fast as the 2.8L range, I do love its ability to maintain sharpness throughout the frame, even at 16mm.
Canon EF 24-70 f/4L IS USM
When I need a smidge more range, this is a great companion. If I were limited to a single lens, this would be it - a jack of all trades, including its dedicated macro mode.
Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II
Compact for its power, this lens is a workout for the biceps (just remember to keep switching arms).
Canon G7X mk II
Diving and under water, this little compact provides stunning clarity and quality, including RAW capabilities. With a purpose-build and rock solid underwater housing, when paired with my strobe, I've got a compact yet capable kit.
Nisi ND, GND and RGND, plus v6 filter holder
Nisi's filters boast an incredible optical clarity, superb filter ecosystem, and a range of strengths and configurations. My kit includes 3, 6 and 10 ND filters, a 3 stop medium grad, 3 stop soft grad, and 3 stop reverse grad. The filters' nano coating makes cleaning in the field easy.
DJI Mavic Air S2
Up in the air, the DJI Mavic Air S2 is compact, light, and boasts superb battery life and pilot quality of life features... plus amazing visual clarity (including RAW) and some fun automated video modes. Accompanying me on flights are Nisi filters.
MindShift Gear Backlight 36L
My favourite camera bag ever, with plenty of space for all of my gear (translate as all of the above, except the underwater kit). It is a gorgeous green colour, so comfortable, and well-sized for a tall bloke. The waist strap and back opening make it easy to access while standing in the water too (yes, I tend to be that guy quite a bit)
MindShift Gear Filter Hive
The best camera bag needs the best filter holder. Why is this so good? MindShift Gear have designed their bags to be accessorised! Yes, my bag loves to dress up, with a dedicated rack for hosting the Filter Hive.
MindShift Gear Exposure 15
If I'm limited for space, the MindShift Gear Exposure 15 is a spacious companion for shorter trips. And still, in MindShift Gear fashion, has a dedicated rack for the Filter Hive too.
Sirui W2204 waterproof tripod with K-40 head
Carbon fibre and waterproof, the W2204 is such an amazing tripod - its waterproof design is great for reducing cleaning required after standing in salt water. With one-handed easy-to-adjust rubber-coated screw-based tightening, it is fast to adjust in the field - and sturdy enough for a full frame and large telephoto lens on top.