Photography Equipment – What’s in my Bag?
I’d love to start off the Kate & Trudy “Photography & Design” posts with a recap of what photography equipment is in my bag. Each time I post a photo share or tutorial, I will let you know what equipment I used and how I used it. It’s all about learning, right?! It took me YEARS (6, to be exact) to gather the items I have listed here. I bought my first lens (the 24-70) in 2007 with my first entry level Canon XTi (since adopted by my younger sister). I am itching for the 5d Mark iii but I’m going to try REALLY hard to hold back, as I do love my Mark II. 90% of what I’ve purchased came from B & H Photo Video. I don’t know what I’d do without their amazing prices, fast shipping, and fabulous customer service.
Canon 5D Mark II – LOVE! My best camera to date.
Canon 7D – Also love! There are some really neat functions on here and the crop sensor is awesome with the 70-200 lens.
Canon 70-200 IS f/4L – Great for “paparazzi” shooting and best on my 7D!
Canon 100mm IS f/2.8L – On my camera 50% of the time.
Canon 24-70 f/2.8L – Great street and portrait lens. I don’t often use it for portraits as I prefer the 100 & 35, but I never regret using it when I do.
Canon 35mm f/1.4L – On my camera the other 50% of the time!
Lighting & Accessories
Speedlight – one of my goals is to learn this better in 2013. It’s a great tool and I’ve had it since the beginning.
Remote Triggers – So helpful for off camera flash usage!
Expodisc – Great for white balance setting in camera, but I don’t use it quite as often as I should.
Sekonic Light Meter – Super helpful for setting the exposure quickly. Since using this, I’ve gotten better SOOC (straight-out-of-camera) images resulting in far less post-processing.
Reflector – Great for filling in shadows or reflecting sun onto backlit subjects. I need to get the hang of it more!
iPhone – I’m attached. Instagram, my favorite photography forums, etc!
iPad – I mostly use this for ordering sessions, but it’s really good for on the go note taking, etc.
Tripod – I don’t use my tripod often, but when I do, I get some kick butt landscape / night shots!
Kelly Moore Classic – this is the bag I take on sessions. It holds everything I need!
Epiphanie Lyric – I just got this for Christmas and loooove it! It is essentially my every day purse/camera bag. Now I can take my camera everywhere!
I do have a few other miscellaneous items…but the pieces I use most often are listed above and I love every single one! My favorite combination is my 5D with the 100mm lens in natural lighting.
What’s in your bag?