Things they carried: Thom Atkinson's 'Soldiers' Inventories' 
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Things they carried: Thom Atkinson's 'Soldiers' Inventories' 

Private Sentinel, Battle of Malplaquet, 1709. Photo by Thom Atkinson

How are they lit? What camera and lens did you use?

They're lit very simply, with one head and lots of reflectors. I used a Canon 5D Mark II and a 45mm Tilt Shift lens. I learnt how to make pictures using a Linhof 5x4 and it's absolutely still my camera of choice. The 5D and the tilt shift lens are a way of shooting digitally which gets closer to that way of working.