The companies below have been chosen carefully as companies who produce excellent products to help me in my work as a humanitarian, travel and cultural documentary photographer. I would never endorse any companies in which I feel market products that are not suitable for the environments in which I work. As part of my sponsorship agreements with these companies I will be producing educational material, giving webinars on the subject of photography and also be posting in-depth and honest field tested reviews of their products. Keep your eye on my blog!. If you are a company producing products you feel would benefit me in the work I do I would love to hear from you!
“Based in Northern Italy at Bassano del Grappa, Manfrotto designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of camera and lighting support equipment for the professional photographic, film, theatre, live entertainment and video markets. The product line includes an extensive range of camera tripods and heads, lighting stands and accessories.” Through my partnership with Manfrotto I also have access to equipment from other leading brands such as Gitzo and Kata.
“Eagle Creek® products are inspired by travel. Each one is built to withstand the rigors of the road, backed by a lifetime guarantee. A lifetime, we assume, spent in the hands of a curious, adventurous soul. Travel changes us for the better. Through submerging ourselves in new cultures, meeting new people, and seeing unknown beauty, we find inspiration and create memories that last a lifetime.Eagle Creek travel gear ensures travelers arrive at their destination confident and well equipped to experience it all.“
“X-Rite is the global leader in color science and technology. The Company, which now includes color industry leader Pantone, Inc., develops, manufactures, markets and supports innovative color solutions through measurement systems, software, color standards and services. X-Rite’s expertise in inspiring, selecting, measuring, formulating, communicating and matching color helps users get color right the first time and every time, which translates to better quality and reduced costs. X-Rite serves a range of industries, including printing, photography, graphic design and video.
“OP/TECH USA is a leading manufacturer of neoprene camera straps, pouches and accessories for the photo industry.OP/TECH USA continues to be a family owned and operated company with over 90% of our products still made right here in our Belgrade, Montana factory. We are located less than ten miles from the beautiful Bridger Mountain Range and ninety miles from Yellowstone National Park. Our products carry a lifetime warranty against defects in materials or workmanship because we feel that people still want a company and product that they can depend on. We know once you try our products and become part of our extended family, you will FEEL THE DIFFERENCE!”
“Páramo designs are refined from exhaustive testing and come from talking to professionals who use kit outside all day, every day. Our designs create garments that work harder for you – often fulfilling more than one function, and able to be worn comfortably for more of the time.Our philosophy is to create classic style, working from real functional and practical advantages.Páramo garments work well together – they’re designed to be combined.Our garment features excel in the field.”
“Phottixis a cutting-edge international company specializing in photography accessories. Commitment and innovation best describe Phottix: Commitment to developing original and innovative photography equipment and accessories for photographers world-wide.“
“With a growing number of people leading active lifestyles and travel becoming more accessible there is an increased demand to carry more equipment and therefore better bags to store, carry and protect all your gear. This growing demand has meant an explosion of bags but with the disadvantage of each bag working on their own and often not very practical when needing to be carried together or used for a multitude of activities. This is where the Coordinate Gear system stands out from the others“
Jacob James is a humanitarian documentary photographer and film maker based in the UK providing multimedia solutions...read more