Andrew McCarthy ARPS

Philosophy

I try and keep my photography simple and for the most part local and I focus wherever possible on animals in the wild, rather than captive.  Although I travel – you have to for some species - there is something really satisfying about working hard to produce a great set of images from your ‘own back yard’. In the final analysis - for me at least - it is all about the quality of the wildlife encounter, rather than the image per se

Gear

Canon - 5D Mk IV, 100-400 f5.6 L MK II, 1.4 III extender, Canon 180mm f3.5 macro, Canon MP-E 65, Sigma 15mm Diagonal Fish Eye, Gitzo 3-series tripod, macro arm and carbon head, flashes / macro clamps / optical bench /  Zeiss 21mm Distagon f2.8 utra-wide.

Fuji - XT-2 with 16-55mm f2.8 and Sirui tripod. Lee stopper and polarizer filters.