Level up your kit bag: The gear I have for portraits… and the gear I WISH I had!

MPB Level Up Your Kit Bag
(Image credit: James Artaius)

By day, I’m the mild-mannered editor of Digital Camera World. By night (or by weekend), though, I’m a portrait photographer. My background is in editorial, commercial and fashion photography; I’m lucky enough to have spent a few years flying around the world, shooting fashion campaigns, magazine adverts and all manner of cool stuff. 

I love everything from sports and wildlife to macro and street photography, but left to my own devices I’ll always choose portraiture – and you can tell that simply by looking at the contents of my kit bag!

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