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Inside the camera bag of ballet photographer Laurent Liotardo

Nikon D3400 Photography kit bag

A photography kit bag can give you a huge insight into the way a photographer works and what critical kit choices they make in order to ensure they capture the images they need.

If you do ever get a chance to have a look, permission granted of course, the contents can be fascinating and you’ll no doubt get a lengthy and mostly fascinating insight into the kit they use and aspire too.

As part of English National Ballet photographer Laurent Liotardo’s work with Nikon to produce a series of striking low-light ballet images, he gives us a brief insight into what other Nikon kit he used alongside the Nikon D3400.

The Nikon D3400 made it easy to shoot in the low light, Laurent says, and with a 24.2 MP DX-format sensor, the camera produces high-quality images. As a photographer who’s constantly on social media, the SnapBridge technology makes it easy to share images on the camera straight to your smartphone.

SEE MORE: Is the Nikon D3400 better than the D3300?

Laurent’s lens choice for his photography kit bag

AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED lens
I chose this wide-angle NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED lens as I know it delivers sharp images, even in low light and that’s exactly what I needed for this shoot.

Buy the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED lens at Amazon

AF-S VR Micro NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
An all-purpose lens, this NIKKOR 105mm lens has a great Vibration Reduction system. With the SWM (Silent Wave Motor) and IF (Internal Focusing), quiet autofocusing is easy with quick and convenient switching between autofocus and manual operation.

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AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED
One of the newest NIKKOR lenses, I was desperate to try out the NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4 aperture. Particularly good for portraits, the wide aperture of f/1.4 delivers incredibly smooth bokeh with outstanding sharpness.

Buy the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED at Amazon

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