Aside from creative vision, learning, and marketing, a professional photographer like Gregg relies heavily on the performance of his equipment.
In The Field
Gregg has a wide range of Sony cameras, which he uses to capture Milky Way stills, cinematic footage and time-lapses. Gregg also recommends smaller tripods for getting into tough spaces and electrolytes when in the jungle since he’s seen “grown men just drop from the heat.”
In a day, Gregg typically fills up four to six SanDisk Extreme PRO 128GB memory cards. To keep his workflow moving, he needs to safely and quickly copy this content at the end of every day. In the last few years, his go-to portable storage products are the G-DRIVE Mobile SSD and the G-DRIVE ev RaW SSD. Both portable drives are designed with rugged enclosures to guard against gear jostling and random bumps down rocky terrain. Importantly, Gregg will always maintain two copies of his data in addition to his flash cards.
“I cannot risk going 80 kilometers into the jungle and back, and going to massive caves and structures, and then not having the data at the end,” he says. “For me, storage is the most important thing. It’s weird how some people don’t get this, though.”
Recently, Gregg took his first trio of G-DRIVE Mobile SSD’s into the field. He noted that they are the fastest SSDs he’s ever owned and they are so small that two of them fit into one of his shirt pockets.
“They go literally everywhere I do. Everyone who seen them is like, ‘Wow, what is that?’ I'm all, ‘Yeah, here, you want to touch it?’ It’s literally my favorite thing. And the write speeds are so fast! I was transferring 4K, 120 FPS video with RAW stills – tons of data – and still finishing my night’s work faster than ever before. I feel totally ready for upcoming projects working with 6K, 8K, right around the corner.”