The Gear……

I have been asked a number of times about the equipment I use for the Veterans Portrait Project UK.  Here is a list of the main equipment I take with me on a typical engagement:

Lighting and Backdrop

4 x Elinchrom BRX 500 Compact Flash Head
2 x Elinchrom Skyport Speed Transmitter
2 x Elinchrom 21cm Reflector
1 x Elinchrom Rotalux 100 x 100 Softbox
1 x Elinchrom Rotalux 50 x 130 Softbox
1 x Manfrotto Background Support System
4 x Manfrotto Stackable Light Stands
1 x Manfrotto 055  – Tripod + 498RC2 ball head
1 x Sekonic L-308S Light Meter
1 x Colorama Paper Roll (1.35x11m) – Arctic White

VPPUK studio equipment









Manfrotto Prolight LW-99W
Manfrotto Prolight LW-88W
Manfrotto Pro 70

Cameras & Lenses

Canon 5D Mk3
Canon 6D
Canon 650D – video
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
Canon 17-35mm f2.8L USM – video


Gaffer Tape, 240v extension leads,  Model Release Forms, Batteries, Battery Chargers, Bulbs, Scissors, etc

A large car……

Thomas Fox, Army - Royal Miliratry Police (CID), 1946-1970, Warrant Officer Class 2, Malaya, Hong Kong, Germany, Veterans Portrait Project UK London England
IP Thomas Fox – Royal Hospital Chelsea – Home of the famous Chelsea Pensioners

The Veterans Portrait Project UK relies on the support of the following companies:


Manfrotto UK

The Flash Centre

If you are in the market for new equipment please consider using them.  Tell them Spike sent you 😉

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The VPPUK Team


The Gear……

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