Gear

What’s in my Camera Bag

Camera

I predominately use the Canon 7D. If a post has images that are lower in quality, I’ll have used my smartphone camera, the Samsung s3, because sadly bringing a DSLR with me in certain places can attract negative attention.
Lenses 

Ultra-wide lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.4 USM.

PROS: Great for taking landscapes, great for fitting everything in.
CONS: There will be some distortion, especially if shooting buildings. There are tutorials on the internet to show you how to get past that. It’s also not a very sharp lens. Expensive for what it delivers.

Prime lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II.

PROS: An excellent lens for portrait, food and general photography. Gives beautiful bokeh. Good in low-light situations. CONS: Won’t fit a large group of people in, unless you step back quite a bit.

Macro lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8.

PROS: Fantastic for close-up photography like flowers, insects, etc. CONS: It can be quite heavy!

Zoom lens: Canon EF 90-300mm f/4.0-5.6.

It’s an old lens now that has been upgraded by newer versions, but it was the first zoom lens I ever bought (sometime in 2005!) and it performs so well that I haven’t had the heart to replace it.
What else is in my camera bag?

  • This great intervalometer makes it possible to create time-lapse videos with my camera.
  • A remote control so I can prevent camera shake.
  • A Tiffen 58mm Neutral Density 0.9 Filter, excellent for shooting waterfalls.
  • Hoya UV filters to protect my lenses.
  • Two sturdy tripods.
  • Canon EOS Speedlite 430EX and a flash diffuser to go on it.

Editing Software

  • Adobe Photoshop CS5 for adjustments, layers, etc.
  • Lightroom 5 for group editing and creating time-lapse videos.
  • Picmonkey, an online editor tool, to add shapes and presets.

 

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