New Year, New Equipment. I would like to share with you guys what I carry in my bag when I go out to my shoots. I figured I should hop on the train since many of the Photographers are doing now because of the new year and I figured it would be my turn.
What I keep in my bag is pretty simple. You can say I am minimalist. For those who don’t know, I do mainly Portraits of people mostly using natural light whether being outside or indoors, so my equipment usage is limited. I mostly want to be as comfortable as possible while shooting.
ONA | The Bowery Camera Bag - Field Tan - This stylish and sophisticated bag I take with me on my shoots. I usually have my camera, one or two lens, my phone, keys, notepad, and my metro card.
ONA | The 50/50 Brixton - Smoke / Dark Truffle - Camera and laptop messenger bag - This is my second bag from Ona. I use it when I don't have enough room in my smaller Ona bag, or when I want to bring more stuff. The great thing about these bags it can be turned into a messenger bag.
Canon 6D Mark II - I bought this camera as a Christmas gift self to myself. I have been wanting to own a Full Frame for awhile and I’m glad was in a position to upgrade. This will be my main camera body for a majority of my work.
Canon 70D - This is my old camera I bought four years ago when I first started out in Photography. It was my official training wheel, my partner in crime and all-in-all great camera. I don’t know what I’m going to do with it since this is not my main camera anymore. I might still use it for Headshots because I like how one of my lenses compresses the subject faces. But as of now it will act as a second body.
Canon 50mm f/1.2 - This lens was on my wish list for awhile. I still can't believe I own it. I got this lens at a local camera store selling it used in excellent plus condition at a reasonable price. I took advantage and bought it as soon I can and its now my new go to lens.
Canon 50mm f/1.8 - This lens is my second go to lens. It's versatile and I've used it for a wide range of Photography such as Portraits, Fashion, Lifestyle, and Street. The focal length is one of my favorites.
Canon 85mm f/1.8 - I bought this lens along with my first camera after a worker from B&H suggested it, and I’m glad I bought it. This was my go to, sidekick lens for Portraits and Headshots. I love the quality it gives and the bokeh is superb. And to top it off it is affordable.
Canon 18-135mm - This is my kit lens that came with my Canon 70d. I haven’t used it a lot but it does come handy when I need it.
Delkin SensorScope SensorSafe Wands Refill Kit - I use this to clean and care for the senor in my camera.
LaCie Rugged Mini USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 2TB External Hard Drive - This is where store all my photos from personal to commission work. I got this as Christmas Gift after my Passport stopped functioning.
Neewer 43-inch / 110cm 5-in-1 Collapsible Multi-Disc Light Reflector - I mostly use this for Headshots when I want to bounce light back on the face and lessen harsh shadows. Sometimes I have to use a different bag to carry in since it is big.
Vello White Balance Cards - I sometimes use this to properly expose my images in certain lighting situations.
Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash - I only use this for events (which I rarely do). They take AA batteries and they are rechargeable.
Vello Mini Softbox - I use this to diffuse my flash