I’ve been shooting professionally for 12 years, specializing mostly on people for ads and magazines. Mainly environmental portraiture, also people in action.
I have to be able to move quickly most of the time. Over the years my travel equipment has gotten a lot lighter. These are my essentials, they are with me at all shoots, no matter how small. Unless I’m making pictures of my kids, I’m running around with just my camera.
I’m still a proud owner of the Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 II
Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 II – All-time favorite lens
Canon 2x converter
Canon Batteries – lots of extras
Canon Remote for Profoto
1 Manfrotto tripod
CF cards-all 64 gb
Lexar Card reader
Lacie Rugged hard drives – Very Important
Apple 15’ laptop
UEboom speaker – A must!
Classic iPod 160gb – A classic
3 Profoto b1x lights – love these lights!
3 extra batteries – Must always have extra batteries! always!
1 Profoto beauty dish
1 Profoto 2×3 soft box
1 Profoto 1×3 soft box
1 Photek soft lighter with baffle
Comfortable shoes! My Adidas!
Proper labeling! helps assistants with not mixing rental equipment.