One of the questions I get the most is “What photography equipment do you use?”, so today I’ll let you take a peek inside my camera bag!
For those of you who are new here, I started doing photography a little less than 4 years ago and I was able to transform my newly found passion into a full time job within a few months from the first click. After working in the fashion photography industry for a few years I decided to take a different career path and started traveling the world (you can read all about it here)
Even if I switched photography genre though, my equipment hasn’t changed. I’m not a very technical photographer and since I’m often on the road I prefer to keep my photography gear to the minimum necessary. I believe equipment is an important part of photography but it’s not what makes a photographer great. Your eye, the way you see the world and shooting with your heart are the factors that will shape you as a photographer, not your gear!
That said, here’s a list of the things I can’t live without on trips:
–Canon 5d mark ii (yes, I know, I’m due for an upgrade!) I love this camera and has served me well over the years. It’s not ideal for low light situations unfortunately but I only shoot with natural light.
–Canon 85mm f/1.2 this lens is my baby, I love everything about it! I use it mainly for portraits.
–Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 this is a recent addition to my kit. Although I’m perfectly happy with the quality of my 85mm sometimes I need a wider angle and this lens those the trick
-Spare batteries and battery charger
–Lo&Son Claremont bag This is the perfect camera bag for girls who travel (sorry boys,I have no tips on man camera bags but Lo&Son makes some great backpacks and carryon bags!). It’s chic and stylish and doesn’t look like a camera bag at all. It’s padded with protection inside, it has two memory card pockets in the front and a zip pocket in the back perfect to put your phone and passport. I’m in love with this bag!