My name’s Mitch and I’m a photographer from Brisbane, Australia. I shoot mostly automotive, although in the recent months I’ve found myself doing a lot of architectural gigs.
Because my work takes me up and down the east coast of Australia, I like to pack light! The equipment that I own is very basic. 2 camera bodies, 2 lenses, 3 speedlight flashes and a tripod. Of course there’s lots of little supporting bits and pieces in my bag, but these are the main items.
I only purchase gear which I use on every shoot. If I don’t use it every week, I won’t buy it. When I have an upcoming job which requires a piece of equipment I don’t have, I just rent it. It’s a much more cost effective and an easy way for me to have everything I need, when I need it.
Here is a list of what’s in my camera bag (and in the boot of my car!)
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– Light stands (x3)
– Various reflectors/umbrellas
– A case full of clamps, duct tape and other bits and pieces
One thing I’d like to say is that when you buy a tripod and a camera bag, it’s to do it once and do it right! I’m still using the same tripod and camera bag that I bought 6 years ago when I first started doing photography.