Before I get started I just want to say that I am in no way an expert. I remember when I first started out and I felt like such a faux-tographer. I bought my first DSLR and started out photography as a hobby. When I started to receive inquiries I then decided it was time to up my game a little bit. Feeling like a photographer can be intimidating and takes a LONG time to fully understand each piece of equipment. Today I’m sharing with you what I pack in my bag for any go to photoshoot.
Here is the line up:
– 1 Camera I currently shoot with a Canon EOS 7D
- Sigma 17-50mm 1:2.8 (my go to lens) With UV Protection Filter and lens hood
- Canon 50mm
- Canon 55-250mm Macro 1.1m
- Speedlite 580EXII for travel
- Studio Session: Channel Wireless Hot Shoe Flash Trigger Receiver
- Studio Session: Wireless Hot Shoe Flash
- Studio Session: 2 CowboyStudio Single 180 Watt Photo Studio Monolight Flash
- Studio Sessions: 2 Sync Cables
–Compact Flash Cards 32 GB Transcend
–Tripod Albott 64 Inch Travel Tripod
–Senior Changing Station Portable Pop Up Pod Dressing/Changing Tent
Sounds like a lot right? It is and I didn’t get it all overnight. It took me years to get this set up. Here is the thing, gear is super expensive and you might not have money to purchase a lot. Starting small and working your way up is what I always say when someone is looking to get in to photography. I honestly am not a fan of zoom lenses. I use them for details but that is about it. my favorites are the prime lenses and this is something I’m hoping to expand in the near future.
We all hear these lies that our gear defines us. There are those who take great iPhone photos right?
1. Know how to use your gear.