N. Lindstrom Photo 4:08pm, 13 January 2008
I'm sure some of you are very consistant about bringing your camera with you everywhere you go. If so, what else do you bring? Do you only carry one specific lens? Several? A flash?

I know I have found myself out and about without a certain lens, or wishing I had my tripod, or even my camera all together.
K. Praslowicz 10 years ago
Really depends on what my mentality is at the time.

Day to day, like going to & coming from work. Rangefinder body & collapsable 50mm lens. Either in my pocket, or slung around my body. I want minimal space taken up by my gear.

If I'm out specifically looking to shoot people, I'll dedicate more pocket room to what I'm carrying with me. Extra lens, & a light meter.

If I have a premeditated scene in mind, or if I'm out in nature instead of around people. Or if I know I need to shoot in a method that will require a tri-pod, I'll strap my tripod to my back. At this point I'll often carry a medium format or 4x5 camera instead. Depending on what I'm trying to accomplish.

Flash? My flash is huge. I only take it out when its dark or if I'm wokring with a bag for all my stuff.

The one other thing I always carry, even if I don't have a camera, are business cards.
Hambone Lewinski Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Hambone Lewinski (admin) 10 years ago
I always have a camera and an extra roll of film with me, even if I'm not shooting.

When I do go shooting, normally I shoot with a 50mm, 25mm or 28mm lens (keep in mind, I shoot 25mm film, so that's these are "standard" to "wide" FOV lenses). I usually only bring the lens that is on my camera with me. Sometimes I'll carry two cameras, a 35mm and one of my folders. I'll only shoot the 6 or 8 exposures in the folder and then switch to 35mm.

On rare occasions, when I shooting in a variety of locations (like yesterday and probably today) I will bring a small camera bag with a telephoto lens, my handheld light meter, extra batteries, extra film and a sharpie.

I pretty much NEVER carry a tripod. A good tripod would cost more than the sum total that I've spent on all my gear.

EDIT: (I read Kip's post and remembered the flash)

I rarely carry a flash because mine is a cheapo Vivitar Auto-28, but I have been playing with cardboard snoots lately (haven't come up with anything cool, though) so my flash tends to stay handy.

I have a pack with my camera, both of my lenses (50mm 1.8 and 17-40mm 4.0), my flash, and extra batteries that I take with me everywhere. Once I start collecting more lenses I suppose that I will have to be more selective with what I carry because I can only feasibly carry one more small lens in my camera back pack. I keep my tripod in my car generally so if I happen to be out and want it I can just grab it.
NorthernMinnesotaPhoto 10 years ago
My daily camera is my d100 and a 80-400 zoom, I keep a Bogen tripod in both vehicles just in case...sometimes a 18-70 zoom and my infrared filters. Up here we see a lot of animals in the woods and crossing the roads. Just a note, at night we can sit on the porch and call to the wolves in the area.
HBRstudios 10 years ago
What do I carry? Pretty much all the stuff I can cram into my bag or smaller pack, or huge pack. Whatever I feel like and for what kind of shoot, but I don't like to be limited in my options once on site.
Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer (admin) 10 years ago
Since I just got my Lowepro AW computrekker backpack I carry My Camera , Tripod, two batteries, three SD cards, 2 strobes, wireless triggers, Various filters, Small mag Light, 1 million power Spotlight, lens cloth, Cable Release and sometimes my battery Chargers depending on how long I will be out.

Oh, sometimes my laptop as well.
Randall Cottrell 10 years ago
my photography license...
N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
Ahh, that was bush league.......
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