Claim your Shotkit Welcome Gifts
Lightroom Presets + Instagram Templates + Bonuses
Claim your Shotkit Welcome Gifts
25 Lightroom Presets
25 Instagram Templates
+ Exclusive Bonuses
My name is Dominik Woerner. I’m a portrait photographer from southern Germany. I’m shooting as a full-time job for 6 years now. For portrait work in studio we mostly shoot with Nikon DSLRs. For my private, free projects, travel pictures and everyday shooting I mostly use the stuff which is also in my every day carry bag, shown in the picture.
I like to shoot both analog and digital. For digital work I’m using the Sony a7. When this camera came out I was really exited about having a full frame sensor in a body this small. I was searching a full frame camera, but most of them were really big and clunky (Nikon/Canon) or extremely expensive (Leica).
Using the Sony a7, I’m able to apply the same Canon FD-lenses I also use on my main analog body, the Canon AE-1. I got the Canon AE-1 from my grandma a long time ago, what makes it really special for me. To mount the Canon FD-Lenses on the Sony body I use an adapter made by quenoX.
The Canon FD 28mm f/2.8 is the perfect lens to shoot documentary style, street and landscape photography.
The Canon 135mm f/2.8 is really nice for close-up portraits since it’s a relatively fast lens. The only downside: It’s not that easy to focus manually, but with a bit of practice it works just fine.
The Canon FD 50mm f/1.8 is really fast and a good all-rounder for all kinds of work—for example full length portraits or food/still life work.
To be faster with focusing and setting the aperture I bought the Sony FE 28mm f/2 for the Sony. That’s the focal length I shoot the most of my documentary style images with.
To save images I use fast SanDisk 32GB SD-Cards, which I store in the ThinkTank Pixel Pocket Rocket-bag. I had only good experiences with SanDisk and never a card that lost images or something. To transfer images to the computer I’ve got the Lexar SD&CF-Card reader, which is small, portable and supports USB3.0.
Depending on the amount of data, a backup of the pictures goes either to the extra rugged Corsair Survivor 32GB USB-Drive or the indestructible Silicon Power Armor A80 1TB hard drive. I use both memory units for a long time now and they work very reliable.
Analog pictures are “stored” on film. Currently I’m trying CineStill film – a tungsten balanced 800ASA-film.
The 10000 mAh-battery pack from Aukey charges my Sony a7 on the road, but also my iPhone. That’s a big benefit of the mirrorless cameras: they can be charged over a regular USB-port anywhere you go. I carry an external battery charger for the Sony anyway, because the EVF eats batteries like crazy compared to a DSLR.
The ideas I don’t store on the phone are written in a little notebook. Therefore I’m using the Fisher Spacepen, which is really small so you can have it in your bag all the time.
The powerful LED Lenser-flashlight is not only really handy to help see when it’s dark outside—it’s also a good light source for nighttime shooting.
Another lighting gadget I carry most of the time is the Lastolite 12-inch reflector. It is really nice to control light during a spontaneous shooting or just for a little Instagram-picture (@dominikwoerner). I use it really often to lighten up the eyes in closeup portraiture.
For long exposure images and video/time-lapse I’m using the SIRUI N2004KX tripod with the SIRUI TY50X ball-head. It is really sturdy and much cheaper than the comparable Manfrotto-tripod. The ball-head has an ARCAswiss-compatible mounting plate, which you can screw under your camera. You also could—like I did—buy a mounting plate especially made for your camera. It fits nicely under the camera and isn’t disturbing, while using or putting it on a plane surface.
Inside Dominik’s camera bag:
You might also like ...
Hi, I'm Mark! Dive with me into the minds and camera bags of the world's best photographers.
Improve your photography, make smarter gear choices and grow your business!
Search for Camera Gear: