I have worked as a portrait and studio photographer but no longer practice this, mainly producing paintings in oils, acrylics, pastels et cetera. However, I often take photos of things that might make a painting reference. Sometimes the photos are artworks in their own right so I put them up here for sale as prints to frame - or framed at cost if you wish.
I use two Olympus professional cameras (E1 and E3) with a selection of top class lenses and depend on professionals for the prints rather than have my own printer. The exception is an A4 HP inkjet which has some limitations having only 4 colour inks. I hold a stock of high quality photgraphic paper from Kodak.