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Professional Photographer Gear Set-up: Rick Sammon

Professional Photographer Gear Set-up: Rick Sammon

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Take an in-depth look at the gear Rick Sammon, professional photographer, uses.

November 8, 2013

Curious to know what a professional photographer has in his gear kit? Check out what Rick Sammon works with, great inspiration for your own collection!

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

What is in your photography kit? Share it with us! 


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