Landscape Photographer, Jeremy Walker: Page 3
Here’s a breakdown of what’s inside Jeremy’s
Jeremy has two Nikon D2X bodies, illustrating his loyalty to this camera. The robust nature of the camera bodies, and the technical excellence of Nikon, all make this the perfect brand in his eyes. www.nikon.com
Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8
This lens comes into its own for landscapes and produces stunning images. The focal range is perfect for the wide landscapes shots I’m after.
Nikkor 300mm f/4
This allows for some great long shots, and gives me the reach for the shots that the 80-200mm isn’t close enough for.
Lowe Pro Mini Trekker AW
Lowe Pro are a well known and trusted brand, and it’s no secret that when you buy one of their products, you won’t be disappointed. This bag is the perfect item to carry my kit in, and can easily hold a D2X body, and my 17-35mm, 35-70mm, 80-200, and 300mm lenses. www.lowepro.com
Nikkor 35-70mm f/2.8
This is a great mid-range lens, and offers a good number of options when I’m out taking shots. It’s an f/2.8 as well.
Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8
This is a very popular lens, and has many fans. I use it a lot, and it’s the kind of lens that is very versatile, allowing for certain landscape shots and close-up shots on wildlife.
Nikkor 500mm f/4 D
This is the ‘big boy’ of the kit, but doesn’t make that many appearances.
Because I’m often shooting landscapes, I’ll make good use of filters to get the shots I want. These will include some ND filters and a polarising filter.
Back-up and More Kit
I always have a second bag as back-up in the car. It has my other Nikon D2X body in, and some spare lenses that I wouldn’t necessarily use but might come in handy on the off-chance. I have a range of other kit and lenses as well, and these include the following:
• 16mm f/2.8 fisheye
• 105mm f/2.8 micro
• Nikon SB800
• MC30 cable release
• Spare battery card holder
• 1.4x convertor
When it comes to tripods, I’ve got a Manfrotto 055B, topped off by a Linhoff ball and socket. A tripod is an essential part of a landscape photographer’s kit, if not all photographers.
Lexar 4GB Card
My storage comes in the form of Lexar 2GB and 4GB cards – in all I have about 40GB of memory cards. I’ve also got an Epson P2000 40GB device, great for when you’re out and about. If it came down to a laptop, I’d consider an Apple if it re-introduced the 12in screen version.
It’s a popular one with photographers, and is popular with me – the Arctic butterfly.
In terms of clothing, I’ll definitely choose wisely and tailor it to the weather conditions, and, with that in mind, it’s usually a choice of two jackets – my North Face Arctic proof parka, or my traditional Barbour jacket: it’s warm and robust, and has served me well over the years.
Compass, and pad and pen
One of the most important things in my bag is a compass – this is perfect for determining sunrise and sunsets, and allows me to position myself perfectly. I’ll also never leave home without a pad or pen. Not only does this let me jot down information on a particular shot I’ve taken, but it also gives me the option to write down ideas that pop into my head while I’m on a shoot.
Although landscape is Jeremy’s first love, you will find more than merely countryside compositions appearing in his portfolio. Indeed, architecture is a real passion of his, as demonstrated by this shot of the London Mayor’s office and London Bridge below.