It’s always fun to take a peek behind the scenes and see what sort of equipment photographers are using. Well, maybe only photographers think that’s fun…Either way, we have a video for you! Hope you enjoy!!
Check out the video below as Lauren walks you through the gear you’ll find in our bag.
What’s In Our Camera Bag
- Canon 5D (mk 1)
- Canon 5D mk II
- Canon 35mm f/1.4
- Canon 50mm f/1.4
- Canon 85mm f/1.8
- Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS (note: ours is the discontinued mk I version)
- Canon 45mm TS-E 45mm f/2.8
- Canon Speedlite 580ex (note: we use the mk I version)
- Canon CP-E4 Compact Flash Battery Pack
- Demb Flash Diffuser
- Mesh Organizer
- Sunpak Video Light
- Intervalometer / remote
- Macro Rings
- Hurricane / Rocket blower
- Lowepro Photographer Gloves
- SanDisk memory cards of various sizes
Since we’ve switched mainly to shooting portraits our gear has changed a little. We don’t normally carry around flashes and we bring only one backup body with us instead of two. We also usually have rain umbrellas and various emergency kits that we keep in our car.
You can see we like to keep things pretty simple, but we could probably do with a lot less. Most of the stuff stays in the big bag, in the car and we just work with Shoot Sacs for our portrait sessions. The Shoot Sacs are useful for being able to carry around multiple lenses, and allowing us to change lenses quickly, but if you’re wearing one for longer periods of time it can start to hurt your back (make sure you switch shoulders thoughout the day, and take it off when you don’t need to have it on).
At first I thought about camera bags in a “what’s the best way possible to organize my gear” sort of way. After probably a dozen camera bags I realized it’s just a place to store your gear when you’re not using it! As long as it keeps the stuff inside it relatively safe I’m happy!
What is one essential piece of equipment in your camera bag? Share with us in the comments now!