What's in my camera bag

Let me start this post off by saying that GEAR IS NOT EVERYTHING. You can have all the top of the line gear and still be trash as a creative... (that might be a little harsh, but you get the point). Let me also say that I'm always learning and trying to improve.


Second thing is that everything I own I obsessed over, researched, compared, and let it hang out in my Amazon cart for a while before hitting the 'order now' button. Photography is expensive so I've bought all of my gear little by little over time.

 

Gear List

Neewer 2-in-1 convertible wheeled backpack camera case

Canon 70D

Canon 6D

Canon 70-200mm f/2.8

Canon 50mm f/1.8

Canon 24-105 f/4

Canon 10-18mm f/4

2 Godox Speedlights TT600 + 1 Trigger

1 Altura Speedlight

Fifty-eleven rechargeable batteries + The charging units

1 Terabyte External Harddrives x2

Magsphere, Magbounce, Maggrip + Maggrid (pictured here)

Pelican hard memory card case with 7 ExtremePro Sandisk memory cards

Tylenol

Snacks



When I started shooting I used a Canon Rebel t5. That's the camera body that I learned how to shoot manual on, about a year or so later I bought the Canon 70D, which is a crop sensor, and last year bought a refurbished Canon 6D which is a full-frame camera.





My lenses are my babies and they all serve a purpose. My big girl the 70-200mm F/2.8 is amazing in low light allows me to shoot from across the street if necessary or far away in a church when I'm not allowed up by the altar. She is heavy AF but totally worth the weight.

Next is my 24-105mm f/4 she does pretty much everything, except performing well in low light. We have spent A LOT of time together


The 10-18MM f/4 has been used maybe 5 times and that's really only because I've used it for some real estate work... I spoke about Niche in my past blogs... Real Estate photography is not my thing but I keep her just in case. I might trade her in for an 85mm


My nifty 50mm f1.8 is my smallest but very mighty lens she cost the least but does amazing things. She was the first lens I bought. I have owned an 85mm before but I prefer a 50.


All of my gear has a purpose and I try not to buy things in haste just because its shiny and new. Even my camera bag sat in my Amazon cart for a full three weeks before I started sending screenshots of it to my family for not so subtle birthday gift hints.




This bag is perfect, with my bag weighing well over 20 pounds it's nice not to have that on my back and shoulders!


My shoulder bag is perfect for toting around the necessities at a wedding or looking for spots to shoot. This was a gift from my Soror/Friend Monica of Monica Blackshire Photography. I absolutely love this bag it makes me feel fancy.



Let me know if you have any questions about any of my gear, what kinds of situations I use it in, and how it has served me best!

 




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