Updated: Apr 3
Canon 5DMK2 with Rapid Strap
extra camera batteries
Canon 70-200 2.8
Canon 24-70 2.8
Canon 15mm fisheye
lens cap holder made by our genius daughter Paige, created with 3d printer
Carbon fiber tripod
Canon 580ex 2 speedlight Yongnuo speedlight stoffin diffusers for speed lights
Fully charged rechargeable batteries in rubber bands for speedlights.•
Sekonic light meter
Alkaline AA batteries for pocket wizards
Compact flash card wallet
coin envelopes for used cf cards, we write the client's name on the envelope. Makes downloading easier later and you know what cards are full.
assorted clothes pins and sewing kit
ink pens, business cards, lens cleaner and cloth
Clean and Clear face wipes for sweaty/shiny skin. These do not remove makeup, only blot off oils and sweat. One package will last a long time.
Lastolite silver reflector with built in handle
Lastolite diffuser with built in handle
iPad for use with the Lumix and to bring along inspiration photos and client notes
Lumix FZ1000 Partly as a backup but also to shoot video or behind the scenes photos. Also used occasionally on commercial shoots because you can control it with the ipad
25' tape measurer **
In a second bag:
Paul C Buff Einstein with a pocket wizard
2 Vagabond battery packs
• After use we toss loose rechargeables in a section of the camera bag. This makes it easy to identify at a glance.
Rubber band = charged
Loose = needs recharged
**The tape measure is for use with the speed lights and/or Einstein for off camera flash. My flashes and the Einstein have charts on them that designate what fstop that light puts out at full power by the foot. That way I never have to meter that light. If I know I need F/16 on my subject I can look at the chart and see how many feet my light needs to be from the subject to produce F/16 at full power. The chart includes measurements with different modifiers.
Not pictured is the bag of light stands ranging in size and weight. I mostly use a Cheetah stand with sand bags.