What gear I use

I'm a strong believer in using quality gear that is backed by good, reliable local support.  In the past I've shot with Canon film and digital systems; as well as larger formats like Hasselblad 6x6cm and also 4x5 sheet film cameras.  Both these larger camera types had no electronics, no auto-focus and no light meters so taught me to think about exposure; especially because each shot taken on a 4x5 sheet film was so expensive.

For what it's worth, since I get asked all the time...

I currently shoot with the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV.  It's an amazingly versatile camera.  It has a fantastic sensor (having upgraded from the 5D Mark III) and I love the white balance accuracy of the system as well as the incredibly fast and accurate AF.  It's the same AF system that's found on the EOS 1DX Mark II, in fact and works well for fast moving subjects.

Lens-wise, I shoot a lot with the 70-200 f2.8L II. It’s ideal for corporate portraits, detail shots of most things and even landscapes. Then there’s the canon 500mm f4L series II.  The 500 is heavy, expensive and absolutely fantastic.  It sits almost exclusively on a Wimberley WH-200 version II gimbal and large Gitzo carbon fibre tripod.  Regardless of weight, it’s worth the trouble when I want to get those really big moon shots or to get out in the scrub and shoot wildlife.  With the 1.4X or 2.0X tele-converters, I get up to 1000mm reach.

The rest of my kit is made up of the 11-24 f4L lens.  It's incredibly sharp and weighs over a kilo and is ideal for interiors and architecture and being the widest rectilinear lens on the market, it yields flat, not curved, very wide angle mages. Then there’s the 16-35mm f4 which is great for interiors, architecture and street shots, the 24-105mm f4L which is a great all-rounder for people shots and many other things; and a few other lenses including the 100mm macro.  Plus a bunch of Canon flash units and transmitters.  My NISI filter kits are always with me when shooting city- and landscapes and make a huge difference to getting good, balanced exposures and saving a lot of time in Lightroom and Photoshop.