I thought it might be interesting to share with you the gear I use to make my photographs. In other words, to give you a guided tour through my camera bag. But before we start the tour I’d like to share with you the approach I’ve followed in bringing together my gear.
There are a lot of photographers who take a great deal of satisfaction in keeping up with the latest technology and it certainly does progress very rapidly. Many of these photographers make really great photographs as well. I prefer a different approach.
For me, my photography gear is a means to an end., the end being to follow my creative vision. If my gear supports my creative vision, I’m quite satisfied with it. If it doesn’t, then I need to consider an upgrade. Here’s an example.
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Often times when out shooting with other photographers I hear them say, “I wish I had brought my grad ND filter.” Or maybe they didn’t have the lens they needed. “Where is it?” I ask. “It’s back in my hotel room,” is their response. “Why didn’t you bring it with you?” “I didn’t think I would need it,” or “It’s too heavy.”
Truth to tell, I don’t understand the rationale of selecting the gear you think you might need when going out on a shoot. Why not take it all? I suppose if you have 20 lenses (I exaggerate) you can’t take them all with you. But a normal complement of gear that gives you the flexibility you need isn’t that hard to pack and carry.
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