Vanguard Photo UK Brand Ambassador

Vanguard Alta Pro2+ 263CB tripod on Picws Du, Brecon Beacons
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I am a Vanguard Photo UK Ambassador and have been working closely with Vanguard for a number of years now in testing and reviewing new kit on to the market. More recently I have began running workshops and talks where those joining can see and try the kit out for themselves and utilise my ambassadors discount offer.

What Vanguard Photo equipment do I use?

You can visit My Gear List to find out more but, I use the Vanguard Alta Pro2+ 263CB with a BH-250 and Low angle adapter plus the Vanguard Veo 2 264CB and Veo 2 Go 204CB travel tripods, Veo 2 AM-234 monopod and Vanguard Vesta TT1 table tripod. Rucksacks, I use the Bag-in-Bag 22 ICU or Vanguard wrap for camping as well as the Vanguard Sedona Wanderlust rucksack.

Matt Holland Vanguard Photo UK brand ambassador

Find out how I discovered Vanguard Photo and what drew me to leave my Manfrotto 055 tripod behind and pick up the Vanguard Veo travel tripod.

Matt Holland Vanguard Photo UK brand ambassador

I spend a lot of my time in the outdoors up mountains and hiking so I need lightweight kit to keep me going without feeling the burden of a heavy pack. I share my top tips with Vanguard Photo on what to pack for a photographic adventure in the mountains.

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A scotland adventure with Vanguard Photo

Read the story from Vanguard Photo UK brand ambassador, Matt Holland as he heads to Glencoe, Scotland with friends to put the Veo 2 Go and other items through their paces in the Scottish highlands.

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The Vanguard Photo Sedona Wanderlust rucksack is a photographic bag aimed at those who love and spend time in the outdoors. Using ICU units and a tough canvas exterior to form the bag. Read the full review with extensive testing over six months before entering the UK market. Includes a month special offer 20% code inside.

Matt Holland Vanguard Photo UK brand ambassador

I take the Vanguard Photo Veo 2 235ab travel tripod with me to North Wales for a week during SnowdoniaTogFest2017 and put the small but mighty travel tripod to breaking point with heavy rain and 60mph plus winds as Storm Brian hits Snowdonia.

Matt Holland Vanguard Photo UK brand ambassador

The Vanguard Photo Alta Sky 51D is a much loved bag by many, it’s universal design suits many styles of photography.
Read how I get on with the highly popular Alta Sky 51D with hiking and camping.

Matt Holland Vanguard Photo UK brand ambassador

The new Vanguard Photo Vesta TT1 mini tripod is a pocket sized mini tripod. I take the mini tripod and use it in the rain, coast and even 90kpm winds in a gruelling test and over loading the mini tripod to test it’s weight limit.

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When the announcement of several new travel tripods announced before The Photography Show UK 2019 I couldn’t help but be a little excited with what Vanguard Photo had planned. The new Veo 2 Go sounds great on paper being super lightweight, compact and takes some of the best bits of the Veo 2 travel tripods and adds the cherry on the icing with some extras which can make life easier as a photographer.

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Read an extensive review on the Vanguard Veo 2 265CB carbon fibre travel tripod. It’s strengths and benefits to using the carbon fibre travel tripod which weighs a mere 1.3kg but extended to over 150cm!

Matt Holland Vanguard Photo UK brand ambassador

An extensive review on the Vanguard Photo Alta Pro2+ tripod with use on beaches, Beast from the East/snow, sub zero conditions and general use in the studio.

This tripod might just be the best thing on the market to cover all creative needs!

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Find out more about the new 2018/2019 Vanguard Photo Vesta Strive range. I take the Vesta Strive in to dire weather to put the entry level rucksacks aimed at mirrorless uses to some extreme tests.

Transparency Notice: Please note that I am a Vanguard Photo UK brand ambassador and receive the products for free to review from Vanguard Photo UK and are returned after completing the review. The review is no guarantee of endorsement. I receive no monetary gain from Vanguard Photo from the reviews or discount codes. Any Vanguard kit I own has been bought by myself.