Professional Photographer Gear Set-up: Rick Sammon



When explaining his speciality, professional photographer Rick Sammon, author of 36 books and 11 apps, says this: "My speciality is not specializing." You see, Rick likes to do it all - landscape, seascape, people, travel, studio, close-up, HDR and speedlite photography. 

Rick says, "My gear helps me get the shots wherever and whenever I am shooting. I put together this list as an easy reference for those who what to see what's in my camera bag and in my home studio."


Rick's favorite portrait. Shot with the:
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS lens
Canon 580EX II
Westcott Apollo Softbox kit 

Rick's quick tip: Keep lighting simple!

Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 7D
Canon 6D
Canon 600EX-RT Speedlite
Canon ST-E3 Speedlite Transmitter
Canon MR 14EX Ring Light
Canon 24-70mm lens
Canon 8-15mm zoom lens
Canon 14mm lens
Canon 17-40mm lens
Canon 24-105mm IS lens
Canon  70-200 f/4 IS lens
Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS lens
Canon 50mm f/1.2 lens
Canon 85mm f/1.2 lens
Canon 40mm pancake lens
Canon 100mm Macro lens
Canon 400mm DO lens 
Canon 60mm Macro Lens
Westcott Apollo Softbox kit 
Rick Sammon Light Control and Tote
Westcott TD-5 Spider Light Kit
Westcott 6-in-1 Delux Illuminate Kit
Westcott April Showers/Bracken Brown Background
Lumiquest Speedlite Accessories
Camera Straps
BlackRapid single camera strap
BlackRapid duo camera strap
Tiffen Polarizing 
Tiffen 2 - 8 stop ND filter
ColorMunki Photo
Wacom intous Pen Tablet
Passport Color Checker
G-Tech Portable Hard Drive


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