What’s in my camera bag? These are my essentials, the “don’t leave home without ’em” things…
Cameras Bodies and Lenses
I carry two of these fantastic camera bodies. In my opinion, well worth the moolah. This camera is so good with higher ISOs and I love the quickness and the great color. Sharp great images come from this camera when paired with great lenses.
My trusty (and most often used) 50mm lens. It seems this lens is always on one of my cameras. It is my go to lens in a newborn shoot as well as my go to lens in a family or child outdoor shoot. Great lens, especially on a full frame camera.
A great lens for the more close up expressive shots. I use this mostly on my outdoor child and family shoots.
A lovely lens for the wide angle shots. This lens is fantastic for wide shots of a family or children in an orchard. I also use it for wide family newborn shots where they want the cribs or other furniture in the picture.
This lens is perfect for babies’ fingers, toes, lips, and close ups of beautiful little faces. Though it can be used for much more, that’s when I find myself using it primarily.
A white balance target. I take this on every shoot. I use it almost every time. Realistically I don’t always use it when I’m with my own kids. My camera is often on auto white balance in my daily life, but for a photo shoot it’s on custom and I’m using my target.
Memory cards are obviously very important. I have more than a dozen. Most of mine are these San Disk 8GB cards.
Extra camera batteries are also very important. I have four, two per camera.
I wear my shootsac on every photo shoot. It keeps my lenses, memory cards, batteries, and more accessible while I’m shooting. The rest of my goods stay in my large camera bag when they’re not needed for a particular shoot. The shootsac also has fun, stylish covers.
This is my big camera bag. I love Lowepro. They’re fantastic and such good quality.
I have one of these and one 580ex (the first edition). I don’t use them much except for weddings with my pocket wizards but I always bring them along in my big camera bag because you never know when you just may some extra light.