Swimming pool in Tuscany, Italy one autumn morning.
Sony Ambassador

Tom Ang

Image: Tom Ang, Digital SLR 24.6 Mega Pixel 35mm Camera Swimming pool in Tuscany, Italy one autumn morning.

Tom Ang has worked in many fields in photography at top levels. From editing photo magazines to newspaper picture editing, teaching photography at masters level in university, developing journalism training in former Soviet Union, presenting TV series on photography for the BBC,and a series of China News Asia, hosting international workshops and judging the world's largest photo competitions (he was one of the founding judges of the Sony World Photography Awards) ... Tom has been around the block a few times.

His photography has been exhibited internationally and is widely known through the 40+ photography books he's written. These include one of the first-ever books on digital photography, the best-selling Digital Photographer's Handbook published in over 20 languages, and his 480-page award-winning Photography - the definitive visual history.

Tom is also an active contributor to Getty Images, a Sony Digital Imaging Ambassador for New Zealand, and received the HIPA Content Producer Award in 2019.

He offers his writings and one-on-one coaching for low monthly subscriptions at https://www.patreon.com/tomang.

What is in your camera bag?

I'd been saying the α7R II is the best camera I've ever used after very extensive experience of all kinds of cameras. Then the α7R III came along, and it's even better! So I have both in the bag, with vertical grips, along with the FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA, and the FE 12-24mm f/4 G and FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM zooms. Plus I still use the superb A-mount Zeiss 135mm f/1.8. And in my pocket is always the RX1R2.

Almost as important is my outfit for listening to music: the Walkman ZX100 and CH700 noise-canceling cans.

What is your go to in your Alpha kit and why?

My go-to camera - that's always with me - is the RX1R II. My favourite outfit is the α7R III with the FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA as the images are always unfailingly gorgeous everywhere anytime - even when not in focus!

Most memorable moment shooting with Alpha?

My project 'Inter-generation Portraits' was the best fun and reward ever. Using a pop-up studio in a container, I made group photos of passing families. It was wonderful to be able to meet so many gorgeous, fun and open people through photography.