Greg Whitton | Kit Guidelines

KIT GUIDELINES

 

 

Each individual has different needs and these lists are only meant to be a guideline of what you may need which comes from my many years experience of hiking and photographing in wild and mountains areas. There are four lists one of which details absolute essentials that I must insist on.

 

Essential Items Guidelines

If you book onto a photowalk or workshop and you do not bring these essential items, then I reserve the right to refuse to allow you to participant on either safety grounds or so as not to inconvenience other clients. In such circumstances refunds will not be contemplated or given. However, if there is something you do not possess and would rather not purchase, please contact me as I have spares of some items.
 

  • Walking Boots (waterproof preferable)

  • Waterproof Jacket

  • Hat

  • Gloves

  • Torch (preferably a headtorch)

N.B. It is advisable NOT to wear Jeans on any of my photowalks or workshops. In inclement weather, if jeans get wet they do so very quickly, they then cling to your skin and conduct heat away from your body at a rapid rate. Hypothermia in such circumstances is a very real (and very common) threat.
 

Photowalk Guidelines

  • All items in the Essential Items list

  • Rucksack capable of carrying your photographic equipment comfortably and with room for additional items such as lunch and waterproofs

  • Smartphone with Camera, fully charged

  • Waterproof Trousers

  • Lunch and snack items

  • Water to last the day

  • Spare Hat

  • Spare Gloves

  • Walking Socks

  • Walking Trousers (see note regarding Jeans)

  • Walking Poles (if needed)

  • Lightweight Tripod (optional)

  • A small amount of money in case we have a break at a pub

  • Personal Medication (if required)

 

Workshop Guidelines (Snowdonia and the Lake District)

  • All items on the Essential Items list

  • Wellies (as well as walking boots)

  • Camerabag (Rucksack type for voluntary mountain hikes)

  • Smartphone with Camera, fully charged

  • Waterproof Trousers

  • Snack items (and lunch if you’d prefer rather than eat at a café)

  • Water to last the day

  • Spare Hat

  • Spare Gloves

  • Walking Socks

  • Scarf or Buff/Neck Gaiter

  • Walking Trousers (see note regarding Jeans)

  • Walking Poles (if needed)

  • Money for personal items/lunch

  • Personal Medication (if required)

  • Ice Grippers (February workshop only)

  • Sunglasses/Ski Goggles (February workshop only)

 

Camera Equipment Guidelines
 

As a minimum I would suggest the following:

  • 1 x Camera body (DSLR or Mirrorless CSC)

  • 2 x lenses (Ultra Wide Angle (16-35 or 17-40 type range) and Telephoto (70-200 type range) with hoods

  • Spare Batteries

  • 2-3 Memory Cards

  • Circular Polariser

  • Remote Release

  • Lens Cloth

  • Rocket Blower

  • Tripod or Lightweight Tripod (more suitable for the voluntary mountain hike)

  • Filter kit (optional)

 

Remember, photographic equipment tends to be heavy, which can feel quite a burden over long distances or on steep ascents/descents. Please consider whether you really need the extra body/tilt-shift/fisheye/300mm f2.8 prime, etc.