Kirk Norbury

My name is Kirk Norbury and I’m a professional photographer based out of Ayr, Scotland.

I love being out, exploring with my camera especially surrounded by nature and I’m always on the hunt for an image that really showcases the scene that I’m in.

I moved to Scotland nearly 10 years ago from England and it was from my first travels here as a child, I knew this was somewhere special! The landscapes are rugged and the weather is even worse, but there’s something about this place that always inspires me to take more images.

I love working in places that have a reputation for being dark and moody, a style that I’ve loved working on over the years and with that I need camera equipment that isn’t afraid to be knocked around.

The Nikon D800 has been my go-to camera for many years now. Even though I’ve used different brands the D800 was always the camera that could deliver amazing images and survive anything.

I’ve never been one for looking after my equipment, after all this is my third Nikon D800. The second one was blown over in high winds in Iceland and near fell into a waterfall! Even with a smashed lens and many scratches it still worked just as good.

I use the 24-85mm because it’s such a versatile lens giving me so much focal length, I’m usually working in places where I need to be quick and changing lenses constantly would slow me down plus I don’t want sand etc to get inside the camera.

I believe every photographer should own a 50mm prime, it is called the nifty fifty for a reason. This lens is generally used for a bit of everything but I mainly use it for portraits.

The Sony A6300 is my film camera. Over the years I’ve been doing more projects for companies to help them with their branding. This camera has amazing 4K and even though it’s small, it’s amazing how much is packed into this small body.

Gear
Nikon D800
Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G VR
Nikon 50mm f/1.8G
Sony A6300
Sony 16-50mm
Stealth Gear 10 Stop ND Filter (company doesn’t exist anymore)

www.kirknorbury.co.uk | @kirknorbury

Inside Kirk’s camera bag:

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