Questions from photographers

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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Stuff I use, to get the job done

paul bamford gear


Digital Cameras:

Canon 5D Mk III (three bodies)  &  Fuji X-T1

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

Fuji Lenses:

23mm f/1.435mm f/1.4, 56mm f/1.2



iMac 27" with Retina Display - 3.5 GHz Intel Core i7 with 32GB Ram

MacBook Pro Retina 13" - 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 with 16GB Ram



Main Storage - G-Technology 24TB G-SPEED Studio Thunderbolt 2 RAID Storage

Backup Storage - Synology DS1515 with 20TB

Many WD USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drives for location storage and offsite backup



Adobe Creative Cloud


 Smart Albums 2


Camera Bags:

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

Lowepro Fastpack BP 250 AW

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

Shootsac (another lens bag)

Vinta S-Series - Forest Travel Bag


Other Very Important Things:

Flashes: Two Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT, and one Canon Speedlite 430EX

MagMod flash modifier - MagBounce

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 2016]

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