Suggested Kit Lists

Suggested Kit Lists

The following is a series of suggested kit lists to bring with you when you attend one of my photography workshops. Some of the items are required and are marked as such. Simply scroll to the workshop type that you are attending and read the suggested kit list for that workshop.

Wildlife Photography Workshop Kit List:

  • DSLR or mirrorless camera (Required)
  • Telephoto zoom lens with a focal length of at least 300mm (150-500 or 150-600 are best) (Required)
  • Spare batteries (Recommended)
  • Additional digital storage SD or CF card
  • Tripod with gimbal type head or monopod (Recommended)
  • Plastic bags or purpose made “jacket” to protect camera from rain (Recommended)
  • Notepad & pencil (for taking field notes)
  • Thermos containing hot drinks (you may be out in the cold for some time) and/or water (Recommended)
  • Snacks (Recommended)
  • Inclement weather gear (rain jacket, etc)
  • Map & Compass if going “off trail” (Recommended)
  • Other emergency/comfort items as preferred.

Night Sky Photography Workshop Kit List:

  • DSLR or mirrorless camera with “bulb” setting capability (Required)
  • Wide angle zoom lens or wide angle prime lens with focus ring gauge – preferably with a focal length range of between 10 and 35mm (10-24mm is what I use) (Required)
  • Good sturdy tripod (Required)
  • Spare batteries (Recommended)
  • Flashlight (for “light painting”) (Recommended)
  • Flashlight or headlamp with red bulb for night navigation (Recommended)
  • Chemical hand warmers or purpose made lens barrel warmer (Recommended)
  • Thermos containing hot drinks (Recommended)
  • Snacks (Recommended)
  • Plastic bags or purpose made “jacket” to protect camera from rain (Recommended)
  • Inclement weather gear (rain jacket, etc)
  • Map & Compass if going “off trail” (Recommended)
  • Other emergency/comfort items as preferred.

Macro Photography Workshop Kit List:

  • DSLR or mirrorless camera (Required)
  • Macro lens (I use a Sigma 150mm f2.8 Macro but the choice is yours however I suggest at least an 85mm Macro)(Required)
  • Tripod (Required)
  • Ring flash or external, off camera flash (Recommended)
  • Spare batteries (Recommended)
  • Other items as listed in other kit lists above, according to personal preference.

Landscape Photography Workshop Kit List:

  • DSLR or mirrorless camera (Required)
  • Wide angle telephoto zoom and/or wide angle prime lens (I use a Sigma 17-50mm f2.8 but the choice is yours) (Required)
  • Sturdy Tripod (Required)
  • Neutral density filter (I use the Breakthrough Photography™ 6X Neutral Density Filter)(Recommended)
  • Spare batteries (Recommended)
  • Spare storage cards (CF or SD – as per your camera’s requirements) (Recommended)
  • Other items as listed in the Wildlife Photography Workshop Kit List as per your personal preference.

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