That’s me in my natural habitat. ↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓
I have always hated winter, until one evening when I witnessed magical ice stacking. I was mesmerized, I grew completely obsessed. Almost everyday for two months straight, I packed my gear and spent my evenings wading through icy water at a nearby lake in Utah. Something I never envisioned myself doing… It probably sounds crazy, but with enough preparation, it was totally painless. In the photo above, I had my camera, backpack with gear inside, my big ol’ winter coat, gloves, wool socks and lifesaving 100% waterproof rain boots. When out in the water, I would turn around and look back at the people on shore and I actually felt kind of bad for them. They didn’t get to see what I saw. And while I was busy feeling bad for them, I’m sure they saw me out in the lake and questioned my sanity. I captured and experienced real beauty last winter. That’s honestly something I never thought was possible to see, let alone capture. But there is was, the impossible.
If wading through icy cold water for hours at a time taught me anything, it’s to be prepared. To over prepare, actually. Every photographer should be prepared at any moment, for anything. So what do equipment do I use or recommend? What’s in my camera bag right now?
In my bag:
Canon 6D, Cokin Filters, extra memory cards, extra battery, extra battery charger, Canon 70-300mm zoom lens, Canon 17-40mm wide angle lens, Canon 50mm lens, Freehands Gloves, Manfrotto Befree tripod, lens wipes, hand warmers, OP/TECH USA rain sleeves, Giottos Rocket Air Blower, lens cleaning spray, Canon Remote Controller, portable charger, usb chord, hair ties and chap stick.
What camera bags do I use? Below are personal reviews of the two camera bags that I take everywhere.
One thing about this bag – it’s awesome. It’s got plenty of space for a camera body and two lenses. It comes with a waterproof rain cover, and has tons of little pockets to keep organized. It’s the perfect little shoulder camera bag. I wanted something waterproof that I could easily pack around Rome, and this did me no wrong. I highly recommend this little shoulder bag.
This design is GENIUS. It’s perfect in every way and was made by the hands of angels. Seriously, if you’re in the market for a camera backpack, look no further. I’ve never been happier with an equipment purchase. I take this thing everywhere. It’s the perfect camera backpack for hiking, traveling and day trips. It has a waterproof rain cover, space for a laptop, an attachment for a tripod, super comfortable straps, a front buckle for support, lots of space for the camera, lenses and more. During travel, this is the carry-on that goes under the seat. Even with all of my photo equipment in there, theres still room for snacks, drinks, books, etc. I’d be a mess without this bag.
Alrighty, that’s it! To keep things simple, I don’t use anything that I don’t like. So everything listed above is recommended and tested by me. If you have any questions, feel free to message me!