Looking for an article about the latest cool new gadgets and gear that I have in my fancy and complex camera bag? Then jog on, because this is not that article.
Read below to learn what I typically pack when photographing events, architecture, landscapes and streets.
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I keep things minimal, second-hand, and very straightforward. This has multiple benefits:
At events I need to be really responsive, agile, and tidy. I zoom around all over the place so I use my small bag with the following items:
basic camera kit for events
Standard kit for city & landscapes
If I’m heading out to photograph cityscapes and people, architecture, landscapes or a particularly bespoke event, I’ll pack the following extras into my bigger Lowepro bag.
Carrying the right amount and type of gear is important for my posture and for producing the right photos for my clients. If you're getting started with photography, keep your kit in range with your budget, and work with the essentials before branching out and spending more on other gadgets.
Final advice: never carry hair clips in your camera bag - see photo below. Thankfully the the lens was fine!
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