Equipment & Techniques

I thought you may find it interesting to see what photographic equipment I use.

The cameras are Canon 5D Mk2 and 7D Mk1.

The main lenses are Canon wide angle 16-35mm f/4 L, 24-70mm f/4 L and the Zoom 100-400mm F4.5 L. I also have a Samyang 14mm f/2.8 for night photography.

My tripod is the Manfrotto 055 pro carbon fibre with a ball and socket head and a Manfrotto carbon fibre monopod.

The filters used are ultra violet (UV), Circular Polarising (CP) and Neutral Density (Lee ND full and graduated filters).

I shoot in RAW format and for post editing using :-
Adope Photoshop CS6 which is great for dealing with the Canon RAW .CR2 files. I’m still learning the capabilities of Photoshop. I have plug-in software  - Topaz and Nik Color Efex Pro 4 and Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.

So, this is the equipment (hardware and software) I use to capture what I see in all types of light and weather conditions experimenting with different shutter speeds.

Please feel free to email me and ask about the equipment or software at chris@scoopsimages.co.uk or see the contacts tab for more details.

You may find something useful and interesting in my replies. I’m always pleased to talk about photography to anyone and pick up tips and be inspired from other enthusiasts.