TRAV­EL­LING LIGHT

Un­like many pro­fes­sion­als, you will never see Richard Young strain­ing un­der a heavy cam­era bag slung over his shoul­der. When mix­ing with the stars he prefers to keep his kit to a min­i­mum

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What is in your kit bag when you go to work?

I have two D4 bod­ies, but all I carry with me is one. I don’t use bags, they’re all cum­ber­some and I don’t need it. When I walk in I don’t want to look like a pho­tog­ra­pher as such. That sounds ter­ri­ble, I know, but I want to go some­where look­ing com­fort­able, so I just take a D4 with the 24-120mm and flash and I’m ready to work. In my pocket I have a packet of lithium bat­ter­ies. Ev­ery­thing has been charged up overnight.

What about mem­ory cards?

I al­ways carry 8Gb cards, that’s enough for me. You don’t need to buy any other size. I have three with me, two in my pocket and one in the cam­era. I have an as­sis­tant, and I throw him the card when there are 250 or 300 im­ages on it. He will down­load them and edit them and send them to the var­i­ous places they have to go.

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