I never really talk about the equipment I use to photograph, but being challenged by my TSS group to blog about it, I’ve decided to accept the challenge and switch it up a bit. Ever wondering what’s in my camera bag? I usually work in my studio space, so there is no need for a camera bag, but when on location I carry a few things with me. Of course weddings are a completely different story, this is just my basic ‘to go’ bag.
I have my 50mm lens mounted to my camera at all times. This is my favorite combination. It's my absolute 'to go' lens. I switch to my 100mm on occasion for variety in looks, or if I just want to take details shots. They are both great lenses!
I love my Kelly Moore Songbird camera bag! I got it in black with the purpose to use for events. When shooting weddings, I don’t want to stand out, so I keep all my bags in a darker shade. I chose more professional look, but I do, however, like them in color, and I have another, b-Hobo bag in teal for different occasions.
Of course my memory cards – yes, I carry quite a few of them! I like to have back ups, not just in case I run out of space, but sometimes I use different cards for different types of pictures or sessions.
Extra battery to never run out of juice! Always with me and always freshly charged.
I always carry my camera manual with my camera, because you just never know. It’s my security blanket for when something goes off. It happened to me once and I found it very useful.
Business cards – I might leave my camera bag at home, but never leave without my business cards.
Notebook with a pen for any quick notes or ideas. A little cleaning cloth for when I get a drop of rain or water on my lens. And I also carry sanitizer, mints & of course my cell phone.
That’s it! Now you know. ;)