What's In My Camera Bag

October 20, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

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One question I'm frequently asked is, "What equipment do you shoot with?" So today I'm going to discuss just what I like to pack in my reversible tote - I've used this as my camera bag for two years, and when I'm not using it on wedding or lifestyle shoots with this padded insert, I often pack my 15" laptop or baby gear to get around town or travel with. Not only is this tote extremely versatile and sturdy, it's under $50! Score.


When it comes to digital photography, I'm a Canon girl through and through. I shot on both Nikon and Canon when I first started taking photography seriously in 2009, and Canon just clicked with me. Speaking of that, if anyone is wondering, I shot on a Canon 50D with a 50mm 1.8 prime and a kit lens when Blue Barn had it's beginning. Since then, I've upgraded to the Mark III and I LOVE it for shooting weddings primarily because of the silent shooting mode, high ISO range, and all the glorious focus points. It was definitely a game changer. 

Although I do have some other gear that I incorporate depending on what I'm shooting, these are my tried and true tools that can get me through just about anything. 


As I mentioned above, when I shoot digital photography, I use a Canon 5D Mark III, and so does our whole team. My 50mm 1.2 lens is almost always attached to my body because it's my favorite

My second favorite lens is currently the 35mm 1.4 (pictured on the right). Not pictured is our newest digital addition and second place contender, the 24mm 2.8. I love how the wide lenses bring a different vibe to what I'm shooting and give more flexibility when space is tight. 


I use both the Tamron 90mm 2.8 and Canon 70-200mm 2.8 to get zoom shots during ceremonies and the macro is another one of those game changers for small detail shots like rings. 


On wedding days, I'm always packin' heat (yeah, I said it) with my Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT. This baby works the best with Eneloop batteries. Trust me on this, those batteries are magic.


Speaking of other smaller items, I always have extra camera batteries, memory cards, a lens pen, snacks, water, and my Daniel Wellington to stay on track with the timeline. I also always cary business cards, which I get from Moo (you can use this link for $15 off your first order)! 


That's it! Did you find this helpful? Do you have other questions you'd like me to answer on the blog in the future? I'd love to hear from you! 

xo Rachelxo Rachel



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