If you want to know about the gear I use here is what I use, you may be interested but if you are looking for something to get started or want to upgrade then click here to see options.


Canon EOS R

Great camera for both stills and video and the latest full frame camera from Canon. I often use it side by side with the Canon EOS C200 Cinema EOS camera. It is a mirrorless camera that means it is lighter and has great features especially with autofocus. This camera also works well in low light which is very handy for events.

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Canon EOS R Mirrorless
Camera Body with EF mount adaptor

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Another great camera, this is a DSLR and use this when speed is key such as graduation ceremonies or sports, although the EOS R is very good at this too. Again, great in all situations including low light.

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Canon 5D Mark IV



These are great cameras for action or getting into those tight spaces. Handy for filming in cars and useful for vlogging. I really like the timelapse on both of these cameras.

Hero 7 Black

Hero 8 Black

The Lenses

Canon EF 16-35mm f/4.0

Canon EF 24-105

Canon EF 70-200


Memory Cards

Don’t ever compromise on memory cards. Cheap or fake cards are more likely to lead to failure. I use Sandisk cards and these are the ones I use. For video I need higher capacity but if it is just photographs the you may not need so much.

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SanDisk Extreme PRO 64GB SDXC Memory Card up to 170MB/s, Class 10, U3, V30 - I use this one when I’m just taking photographs
SanDisk Extreme PRO 128 GB SDXC Memory Card, Up to 170 MB/s, Class 10, U3, V30
SanDisk Extreme PRO 256 GB SDXC Memory Card, Up to 170 MB/s, Class 10, U3, V30


Wireless Microphone

Check out this video if you want to connect the Rode Wireless Go mic to your iPhone

Here is the wireless mic, and the connectors if you need to connect it to your iPhone


For an on camera mic for your DSLR or mirrorless camera I would use:

RØDE VideoMic GO On Camera Microphone - Black/Red -




There are lots of options when it comes to lighting and so much depends on what you need for specific applications. It also depends on if you need it for photography or video.



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YONGNUO YN-E3-RT wireless transmitter also compatible with Canon speedlites that work with ST-E3-RT

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As seen on latest video.



When it comes to gaffer tape I like that this brand doesn't leave any stick residue and comes off easily.  

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Gaffer tape: Magtape Matt 500 Tape Black 50MM x 50M

Batteries and PowerPacks

I used to go through batteries, particularly AA batteries for my flash guns, speedlites and radio mics.  I try and use rechargeable when I can. Here are the ones I choose to use.  I find the Duracells charge far more quickly with the fast charger but the Eneloop Pros last longer, I haven't timed how long they last but I feel I am changing batteries less often. I have a combination of both as I like the option to charge quickly when I get back.  The Duracells are usually charged in about 15 minutes. The Energizer batteries are not rechargeable but can be handy.

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Energizer AA Pack Of 24 Alkaline Batteries E300456400
Duracell Recharge Ultra Type AA Batteries 2500 mAh, pack of 4
Duracell AA 2500mAh Recharge Ultra Rechargeable Batteries, Pack of 8
Panasonic Eneloop Pro AA 2500mAh Eneloop NiMH Ready to Use Rechargeable Battery BK 3HCDE/4BE  (4 Eneloop Pro Batteries)
[Charger I use for Eneloop Pro batteries] Youshiko YC4000 Intelligent AA AAA Professional Standard Battery Charger ( New Improved / UK Version ) with 1000mA charge current + USB Port


PowerPacks - I use these to charge my iPhone, iPad and batteries on my camera. I can charge two devices at the same time and a fully charged battery back and give me up to a week of boosting my power.

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Battery Pack RAVPower 16750mAh Power Bank Portable Phone Charger with iSmart Technology

Books That Have Inspired Me

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The Moment It Clicks: Photography secrets from one of the world's top shooters (Voices That Matter) Joe McNally Paperback
The Moment It Clicks: Photography secrets from one of the world's top shooters (Voices That Matter) Joe McNally Kindle Edition




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