Happy Wednesday everyone!! Yet another week has gone by and it’s crazy to think about. This year is just speeding by.
Today I wanted to show you guys what I take with me to photo sessions. My standard gear that I carry to photograph with.
The Gear (Camera Gear that is)
Of course I will have my camera with me. 😃 I currently use a Canon 6D and she’s my baby. I absolutely love this camera body! There are so many great features, but one of my favorites has to be her ability to photograph well in low light situations. This means there is less of that grain that shows up in images when there’s not enough light.
Next up is my lens! I have a few different lens options. But the two that are always with me on a session are my 24-70 2.8 and my 100 2.8. I know that’s a lot of numbers there and I don’t expect you to know exactly what it means. Basically, one lets me photograph wide angle shots and get a lot of the background in the scene. While the other photographs up close and beautiful macro images.
I never go to sessions without my trusty speedlights – now. There was a time when I first started photography that I was terrified of using flash. I thought that there was no way that I would ever be able to understand all the different rules of light and how to make it look good. I’ll admit that I am still not where I would like to be. There is always room for improvement.
The one thing that helped me the most (aside from practice and more practice) was the Location Lighting 101 class with Lindsay Adler. If any of you are aspiring photographers that want to learn more about lighting, she is absolutely wonderful! The way she broke down the concept of light, the inverse square law, and light falloff was incredibly easy to understand. But I am digressing into the extreme technical side here. So let’s move on. 😄
A few other miscellaneous pieces of gear that usually accompany me on sessions are my reflector, light stand, and shoot-through umbrella. And that’s pretty much it for the camera gear.
Of course I always carry my photoshoot emergency kit as well. It’s filled with hair pins, fashion tape, safety pins, hairspray, bug spray, sunscreen, etc.
I hope you guys have enjoyed looking through my camera bag with me! Are you an aspiring photographer? Tell me about your camera (or dream camera) in the comments below!
Tschüss from Okinawa