Capturing the essence of fashion requires more than just a keen eye and a talented model; it demands a carefully curated arsenal of tools. Fashion photographers Kid Circus and Canon Ambassador Jaroslav Monchak have been adding Canon full-frame mirrorless cameras to their fashion photography equipment lists. Here they share their other must-have equipment and why getting their hands on the Canon EOS R5 has proven to be a real eye-opener.
Jaroslav has been shooting fashion for the past decade, and, with the advent of the Canon EOS R and now the Canon EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless cameras, his workflow has started to change. For more flexible, creative photoshoots, Jaroslav favours the Canon EOS R5. "Canon's full-frame mirrorless cameras provide fast autofocus and excellent performance in such a small package. This is truly a revolution," says Jaroslav.
As a member of the Ukrainian Association of Professional Photographers, Jaroslav represents Ukraine in the international photographic community, and as the founder of photography school Lighthouse, he has to keep up to date with the latest camera tech in order to teach his students everything they need to know.
Michael Circus, best known as Kid, is a portrait and fashion photographer whose images are filled with personality. The human connection he makes on set is central to his work. "You want to release all the technical stuff out of your brain and just focus on what's in front of you," he says about his approach. His kitbag is built to help his workflow and to focus his energy on the room. "What's important to me is definitely image quality, the ability to capture movement, and a really nice colour profile. But the ergonomics as well. If you pick up the camera and it doesn't feel right, I do think it affects you and your psyche." The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV has been his long-time workhorse, however the move to mirrorless with the EOS R5 has opened up new potential in his workflow.
From a versatile camera body to flexible lenses, we take a look inside the two photographers' kitbags.