I’m Holly and I’m a freelance photographer based in Derby. I specialise in creative, lifestyle product photography, which means I get to work with super talented makers, designers, crafters and independent shops across the UK.
I like to keep my kit really simple as I work mostly with natural light, and I’m not a fan of lugging about tons of equipment with me everywhere I go. I have two bodies; my main is a Nikon D600 and my backup is a Nikon D200, and two lenses; a Nikon 50mm f/1.8 and a Nikon 24-120mm f/4. The Nikon 50mm f/1.8 is my main lens as it’s perfect for covering the majority of what I shoot, plus it’s light and fast.
I carry a Nikon SB-600 speed light around with me but it’s very rare that it comes into use, but it’s handy to have just in case. I also have a battery pack (and spare batteries) in order to make sure I can shoot quick but for extended periods of time. My tripod is a Manfrotto which I’ve had for a good few years now, it’s not the lightest but it’s ideal for when I’m shooting products either on location or in the studio.
Apart from my main kit, I carry around the obvious things such as plenty of memory cards (due to shooting in RAW) plus handy bits and pieces such as my notebook, studio keys, chewing gum and my phone.
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Thanks so much for the feature Mark!