Formula 1 photography requires some specialist gear, and the equipment used during post-production by this seasoned professional is fascinating, allowing him to deliver images as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Kym Illman gives you an insight into the kit he takes with him as he goes on tour around the world with Forumla 1 for 10 months of the year. Packing two Canon 1D X Mark IIIs seems fairly predictable, but the gear used to edit, cull, keyword, and deliver his images is more sophisticated than you might expect. All of this must be carefully balanced with the need to travel relatively light given that Illman spends so much time living from a hotel room and typically needs to take an international flight every one or two weeks.
The Novation Launchpad is a MIDI controller that I’ve not seen used before, as it’s a device usually used by musicians in conjunction with software such as Ableton or Cubase. It brings a level of automation to the process of adding keywords, so if you’re an events shooter who needs to speed up your workflow, this might be something that you should look into.
What extra gadgets do you use to make your post-production more efficient? Let us know in the comments below.