Los Angeles-based photographer Sven Doornkaat has been shooting for more than twenty years, most of those years as a photojournalist. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Photography from the Academy of Photography in Germany.
In 2004, Doornkaat moved to Los Angeles where he and his wife Tina started their own photo agency while continuing to shoot for assignment and on his own. He specilizes in shooting portraits (most often celebrities) and night photography, where long exposures are required.
After seeing Doornkaat’s portfolio, I was curious about the gear he used to achieve such nice portraits and cool night photos. I sent him an email and asked if he’s be willing to let me snoop around inside his camera bag.
He agreed, and I drove to his home so I could take a look, and ask a whole bunch of questions.
Some of the items featured in the video include: