PHLEARN MagazineKey Pieces of Equipment for Digital Artist and Commercial Photographer Antti Karppinen

Key Pieces of Equipment for Digital Artist and Commercial Photographer Antti Karppinen

Antti Karppinen is a digital artist, commercial photographer, and retoucher from Finland. His creative visual concepts beg clients to go big with their imagination. Antti’s goal is to build visual experiences that tell great stories and capture the essence of each client’s personality, product, or service. Today, he lets us have a look at what’s in his camera bag.


Fujifilm X-T2

24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III Sensor, Internal UHD 4K Video, 325-Point Intelligent Hybrid AF System

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Fuji X-T2. I love the retro feel, EVF, autofocus speed, sharp lenses, video functionalities. It’s just perfect for my kind of work.


Fujifilm 16-55 f2.8

X-Mount Lens/APS-C Format, aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22, 14-Seal Weather-Resistant Construction

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Fujinon 16-55 f2.8 is my all-around lens. I can do, basically, all my work with this lens. Usually I don’t need shallow depth of field, so this lens gives me great options to do variations during my shoot.


Elinchrom ELB400

ELB 400 Quadra Pack with Li-Ion Battery, 424Ws, 6.9-Stop Power Range

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Elinchrom ELB400 flashes. I do lot of location photography, so I need to have good travel gear. These flashes have enough power and features to get me going in every kind of photoshoot. I usually use two separate generator units.


I use an old Kata Bag that can fit most of my stuff. On trips, I use an even older National Geographic shoulder bag, with that fitting retro look.


I use gels, so orange and blue (CTO / CTB) gels go wherever I go.

For a look at more of Antti’s work, visit his website and Instagram.

Dane Johnson

Dane Johnson was the former Editor of PHLEARN Magazine, where he helped creatives share their stories. Dane currently is the co-founder of Clementine Coffee Roasters and he accepts most assertions of his hipster-ness and millennialism without flinching.

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