Pro portrait photographer Russ Tierney reveals his essential photo kit

Russ Tierney's portrait photography kit
(Image credit: Russ Tierney)

Shooting for more than a decade as a professional portrait photographer, Russ shoots in his cool Splash Point Photo studio on the north coast of Wales. He’s won and is regularly commended on competition sites like Viewbug, PhotoCrowd and Gurushots, which has lead to his work being displayed and exhibited all around the world, in Spain, Greece and India to name but a few. 

We recently sat down with Russ to find out how he got into photography, the types of portraits he likes to take and the essential camera kit that he couldn't live without. To see more of his awesome portrait pictures check out his Instagram.

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Dan Mold
Deputy Editor

Deputy Editor on PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, Dan also brings his technical wizardry and editing skills to Digital Camera World. He has been writing about all aspects of photography for over 10 years, having previously served as technical writer and technical editor for Practical Photography magazine, as well as Photoshop editor on Digital Photo

Dan is an Adobe-certified Photoshop guru, making him officially a beast at post-processing – so he’s the perfect person to share tips and tricks both in-camera and in post. Able to shoot all genres, Dan provides news, techniques and tutorials on everything from portraits and landscapes to macro and wildlife, helping photographers get the most out of their cameras, lenses, filters, lighting, tripods, and, of course, editing software.