Internationally traveled professional photographer with over 15 years experience.
Craig Dutton is an internationally traveled professional photographer specializing in adventure sports, travel, and event photography. His photography style focuses on unique angles and creative lighting to produce images that have been used all over the world.
To compliment his photography style, Craig has developed a workflow that enables him to deliver quality images to his clients at lightening speeds.
Craig is a self taught photographer and has been working as a professional since 2001. He has shot for a long list of clients which include high profile clients such as the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale), Red Bull Germany, Runners World, Bicycling, Dutch Cycling Federation, British Cycling, Land Rover Gear and various other corporate companies. He has worked on some of the worlds largest events such as the Comrades Marathon, London Marathon, the Argus Cycle Tour and the Cape Epic Multi day stage race. Craig has been the Head Photographer for the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup for 3 years and worked as a Photo Manager for the London Olympic Games in 2012, he headed up the photographic team for the Comrades Marathon for 4 years and has shot more events than you could shake a stick at.
Craig lives in Ireland, he is married to the amazing photographer, wife and mother, Cheries Dutton, and has 3 children (Travis, Tori and Colby).
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Have a look through a gallery of my recent photoshoots.
It is said that an artisan is only is only as good as his tools and while in some ways I agree with this I will also argue and say that you can take a great photo with any Camera… as long as its a Canon :-).
The primary reason that I use professional equipment such as the Canon 1D bodies and L Series Lenses is that they can take a beating and they last. My camera’s and lenses take a beating every time I head out on a shoot and I cannot afford to take a risk on equipment failure in mid shoot just because I decided to get a cheap camera (or went to the dark side). I have been using Canon gear from the very first SLR that I purchased and I haven’t regretted it for one minute. This goes for all of my equipment, my tripods, lighting etc is all made to last and I certainly put it through its paces.
Here is a short list of the equipment that I use that makes my job a pleasure to do.
1 x Canon EOS 1D X
1 x Canon EOS 7D
1 x Canon EOS 6D
1 x Redged Carbon Tripod
1 x Manfrotto 055B Tripod
1 x Redged Carbon Monopod
1 x Manfrotto Monopod
1 x Manfrotto Carbon Monopod
3 x Canon Speedlight 600EX-RT
1 x Canon ST-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter
2 x Alien Bees 800B
2 x Vagabond Battery Pack
5 x Pocket Wizard Triggers
1 x 1650 Pelican Case
1 x 1600 Pelican Case
1 x 1200 Pelican Case.
I only use the f-stop range of backpacks and roller cases. Their range is well thought out, durable and quite honestly the best that I have come across in my 12 year career as a professional photographer..
Backpack: Tilopa BC
Roller Case: Literoom
Various Pro Series ICU’s
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With over a decade of event photography experience around the world I have learned that shooting an event is not just about picture taking. My job as an event photographer is to tell a story that speaks to your sponsors, your visitors and your potential customers. It requires an understanding of what an event organiser needs to market his or her event and be it through printed images, social media or sponsorship presentations.
No event is too big or too small. I have worked at events from birthday parties to the Olympic Games and World Cup Races around the world. If you need an event photographer and I am available, I am your man.