What’s in my bag? Well, to start out, I’m a Canon girl through and through! When I started buying photo gear I would read blogs and reviews to make sure my purchase was a smart one, cameras and lenses can get CRAZY expensive! So please don’t think that’s what you need to start taking awesome photos.
When I first started out, I bought used lenses and rented gear. You can save so much money buying used gear, just make sure it’s from a respected dealer. (Shout out to B&H Photo for all my new and used purchases!) I also make sure to maximize my gear capabilities. Sure I would love all the L series lenses, who wouldn’t?! But instead of spending tons on a new lens, I’d rather put it into my education. I can promise you that education is going to make a much bigger difference in your photos than an expensive lens.
Here is my list of gear that I have built up over the course of 5 years. I’ll continue to update post this as my gear changes.
Bags: Jo Totes Gracies Bag in Mint – This bag holds everything I need for sessions, so many compartments, and so much room, I love it! (it’s also great for traveling!)
Flashes and Stand: Canon 600 EX-RT Speedlights (they sync wirelessly which is great for receptions) / Manfrotto Light Stand / Impact Lightstand (I love this so much more than my expensive Manfrotto stand, it’s very sturdy!)
Other: Canon Wireless Remote / Canon 5D Mark IV Battery Grip / Extra Camera Batteries / Foto Camera Strap (Obsessed with their straps!) / Manfrotto Tripod / NARS lipstick in Anita – My favorite go-to lipstick! / Herringbone Camera Hand Strap
One thing I always suggest is trying out gear before you buy it. I personally love to use the website Borrow Lenses. I can schedule when I want to try out the gear and the prices are great! (Tip: They usually have good sales going, keep your eyes open!)
Questions about my gear? Let me know by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to hear from you!
Cheers to geeking out on camera gear!
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