Hi! My name is Russell Donkin and I live in Western Australia. The subjects that I like photographing are quite varied but I have developed a strong interest in the photography of birds.
I have always had a camera but since joining a camera club I have had the opportunity to experiment and develop my own distinctive style.
All my camera equipment is totally Canon; bar one lens. I bought my first digital camera many years ago, followed soon after by my first L series lens. I chose Canon as they were a well-respected brand with a huge range of lenses to grow into and who could not love Canon Colour!
Canon EOS R – My portrait camera. Love the flip screen, eye focus and it can take great portraits at many varied angles (great for grandkids).
Canon D7 Mark II – The camera I use for 90% of my bird photography. It is fast, accurate, great ergonomics and tough!
Canon 5D Mark IV – This is my travel camera for general photography. Upgraded from the Mark II as it had live view, higher megapixels etc.
Canon 24-105mm L f/4 – My first L series. Great all round lens – if I only had one lens to travel with, this would be the one I take as it is as sharp as a tack!
Canon 16-35mm L III f/2.8 – Brilliant for wide angle shots, bright lens and sharp.
Canon 600 EX-RT – Used rarely but very versatile.
Lowpro Pro-Tactic 350 AW – Very comfortable bag, quite versatile and not too big so I do not carry unnecessary gear.
Joby Pro-Sling Strap – Love it! Best way to carry a DSLR when trekking.
Manfrotto 190 – Good value for money.
Hardware & Software
I do not use presets. I find that I use my own settings depending on the shot.
Always trying to see the end picture a little differently.