John uses a FujiFilm Finepix S1800 super-zoom digital compact camera.
It features an 18x zoom lens with a 28-504mm focal range, takes 12 megapixels photos and offers full manual photographic control. It contains an integral pop-up flash.
It also has the ability to shoot high-definition video should this be required.
The portable lighting studio consists of a Photo Studio light socket holder containing 2 x 135w bulbs, reflecting onto a 85cm (33″) silver nylon umbrella reflector, sitting atop an aluminum light stand tripod.
The photos are captured onto a 4GB SD Card in the camera for easy transfer to your laptop or computer. The photos are shot in high definition so be aware that they are a large file size. The card can hold up to 200 photos plus video.