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Community, not competition.

I firmly believe that. We are much stronger together than if we hide trade secrets and work alone. 

Since announcing that I was thinking about doing workshops or mentoring I have received a ton of enquiries, so I want to hear your questions/struggles/confusion/problems. And if I can't answer them, then I will find someone who can.

I can’t tell you what to do, but I can tell you what I did. I've been there, full of questions and looking for some solid, practical answers. Ask anything,  shooting, editing, pricing, branding, advertising, anything at all - lay them on me.

All the best, and chat soon - Paul.


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gear


Stuff I use, to get the job done

paul bamford gear


 

Digital Cameras:

Canon 5D Mk III

This camera is a legend for a reason, great tones and totally reliable. Never lets me down.

Canon Lenses:

35mm f/1.4, 50mm f/1.2, 85mm f/1.2, 45mm tilt-shift, and 17-40mm f/4.0

I'll very occasionally use a 70-200mm f/2.8

 

Computers:

iMac 27" 5k with 32GB Ram

MacBook Pro 13”

 

Storage:

Lacie 2big with 20tb

G-Technology 24TB G-SPEED Studio

Synology DS1515 with 20TB

Samsung portable SSD drives. Lacie rugged, WD and Seagate Portable Hard Drives for location storage and offsite backup.

Dropbox for online backup.

 

Software:

Adobe Creative Cloud

VSCO Film (the original, adjusted presets for ACR and Lightroom)

 Smart Albums 2

JPEG Mini

 

Camera Bags:

Lowepro Pro Runner RL x450 AW II (for when I need to travel with the whole kit)

Mason Fine Camera Bag - Byron Leather Satchel (lens bag)

Shootsac (another lens bag)

Vinta S-Series - Forest Travel Bag

 

Other Very Important Things:

Flashes: Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT

MagMod flash modifier - MagBounce and Magsphere

Lexar USB 3.0 Card Reader - Professional Workflow HR1

Wacom Intuos Pro Medium with the Classic Pen (thinner, lighter, and much better than the pen that comes with it)

Hold Fast Camera Swagg (double camera strap)

Black Rapid Camera Strap

Lucky Camera Strap

 

[This list was last updated in April 2019]

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