Happy Monday! I've been wanting to share what's in my camera bag for a while now but I've been so busy I haven't had a chance to write about it. I really want to start being a resource for other photographers, bloggers, whatever you may be. Whether you're starting out or not, I want you to be able to learn from this. Honestly, I love knowing what other creatives use when it comes to equipment and gear, and how they came to where they are today. So I want to do the same for you!
Today marks the first day of my spring break so I'm finally finding some time to share what's in my camera bag and some of the reasons behind the gear that I use.
The bag: ONA Chelsea Bag
In my bag:
Canon 5D Mark ii
Canon 50mm f/1.4
Canon 430ex flash
Minolta x-370 with a 50mm f/1.7 lens
The little things:
CF card reader
Seagate hard drive
Extra batteries for my film camera
I use Lightroom and VSCO presets to edit all of my digital files and I use Snapseed and the VSCO app for iPhone shots. For planning my instagram feed I use Planoly and Snug. I also use Google drive as a backup as well as an image sharing base for my models and clients!
Why I only use one lens:
My first lens was a 50mm and because I didn't have much money starting out, the 50mm was what everyone was recommending. I've really grown into the focal length and find my best work is produced using this lens. I'm using to framing my shot based on a 50mm focal length and love the low aperture the 50 has. It's a great go to lens and I hate having to switch lensing during a shoot. I've owned a 35mm 1.4 but find I kept going back to the 50mm.
I love my film camera and now consider it an essential part of my kit. I just started to get back into shooting with film and it feels so good. It's super rewarding to shoot with something that doesn't give you the opportunity to shoot something a million times. You can't see the image until you're in the darkroom, so it allows me to be more careful when shooting, and really allows me to fully plan and compose a shot. The minimal number of frames on a film roll makes every image so valuable as well.