See the gear Adam Borderline uses every day to get magical photos of playing cards

January 25, 2018

Kardify is a great resource for anyone keeping tabs on playing cards, from the latest Kickstarter projects to interviews with burgeoning designers. One of my favorite features on the site is the monthly Card Gear column, which looks at all the tech, tools, and toys that a person from the industry uses for their daily work.

The January installment highlights Adam Borderline, a UK photographer whose smashing shots of playing cards are already an Instagram hit. (Seriously, go dig on the #fluidcards images.) His gear collection should be of particular interest to those of you working to film and capture your own work. Borderline keeps things steady with a Joby Tripod, and carries a bunch of lens options. He uses a Variable ND filter for long exposures, a Canon 85mm 1.2L USM Lens for portraiture, and a Canon 35mm 2.8 Macro Lens for the card photography. Finally, he’s got two decks on hand at all times: Black edition Cherries by Pure Imagination and Gold Monarchs from Theory 11.

Last month, the article’s subject was Vivek Singhi of Magic Encarta.