I was trying to put myself in my clients shoes, and came to the conclusion that if I was going to book a photographer that I had never met for my family portraits, I would want to know what kind of equipment they carried around. So today I thought I would share with you exactly what I carry around with me in my camera bag. Now, I by no means have top of the line equipment. I wish I did of course, and (hopefully) someday I will; but as for right now, this is what I have in my camera bag:
I am a Canon girl all the way! I use the Canon 60D body, and I have the zoom lens that came in the kit with it; however I rarely use the lens. I love this camera and it is a huge upgrade from my previous one. Next time, I’m going all the way with the Mark for sure though! You can view my camera specifics on Amazon at: Canon 60D or by clicking the photo.
There are basically two types of lenses that photographers use. Zoom lenses, which you know… zoom. And prime lenses or a fixed lens where the photographer has to move instead of the lens. I myself prefer prime lenses because in my opinion they take better quality photographs. So when you see me at a session, I tend to move around a lot. I also like to switch out my lenses from time to time. I do sometimes use the zoom lens that came with the camera, but more than likely I will use either my 50mm or my new 28mm.
I’ve had this lens since before I upgraded my camera, and it is still my go to lens. In fact, anyone who owns a Canon should buy this lens. Whether you are just starting out in photography or you just like to take good photographs, this lens is very reasonably priced and it takes fantastic photographs! If I could only use one lens at a photo shoot, it would usually be this lens (or it was before I got my 28mm anyway). You can view the details or reviews by clicking the photo or on Amazon.
I recently acquired a new lens, which I haven’t been able to use a lot yet. However, I’m pretty sure it is going to be my new go to lens. The canon 28mm prime lens is perfect for portrait photography! It’s a wide-angle lens which means I can get more people or space into the photograph without having to be further away. It is especially handy for photographing in cramped spaces or for photographing large families.
The “In Case of an Emergency” Kit:
I also always carry some extra memory cards and batteries, but as for the equipment I take with me on photo shoots that’s about it. I always carry an “emergency kit” with me as well that has all the emergency essentials such as:
- Baby wipes
- Hair Ties
- Bobby Pins
- a Brush
- Bug repellant Wipes
- Hand Sanitizer
- and a few other goodies.
Well I hope you enjoyed learning a little more about me and my photography! If you would like to learn more about me personally, visit my Bio page.
You can Contact me anytime to book your session or with any questions or concerns.
Lots of love,