What kind of equipment is in a photographers bag? Well, there are different types of photographers, and each type of photographer carries different types of equipment in their bag. A landscape photographer carries a variety of different equipment than, say, a wildlife photographer, right? So, this article, will be based upon, can I say, a photographer who takes photos of a variety of different subjects. Who would that be? Because I am the publisher, the owner, the editor of this blog, and I try to bring so much different ideas to this blog, I tend to try it all, I think. When I am out taking photos of landscapes, I also am prepared to take photos of wildlife as well. So, I am going to just tell you what is in my camera bag. I think I have quite a variety of things in my bag, and I have a couple of things I still want to get to complete my arsenal of equipment.
Can you learn from this? I hope so. When thinking of the equipment you would need to become a photographer, maybe you would realize what it would take to become a photographer. Or, maybe you will realize that you could use a certain piece of equipment to get what you want. I intend to explain my reasoning for every piece of equipment that I own, and then you can decide if you want to get that for yourself or not. This is my style of photography. Remember, I have been instructing photography myself for many years, and have certain things that I think you need to make photography complete, as far as equipment. So, here we go. I hope you will find this blog post entertaining as well as informative.
My wish List to still go in my camera bag:
As mentioned above, I have one more lens I would love to have in my bag still. And that would be a Canon or Tamron Macro Lens. That would allow me to get the close-up shots done, the right way, with the clarity that I want:
As far as lenses, most photographers don’t acquire a lot of lenses. They find the few that fits their needs, and call that good. Perhaps there may be one more that I would really love, and that is because I have recently learned to love taking photos at night, or in low light. It would be great to have a lens that would also take great photos in low light. I would have to also realize that this type of lens would cost a lot of money. A fast lens with a wide aperture like that has a lot of glass. I am thinking F1.4, or even better 1.2 lens. Here is an example:
That is the type of lenses I would like to have to shoot in low light photography. But, I guess I need to sell some photographs before I can get one of those ! Watch for a sale coming soon !!
I hope this has helped you understand what type of equipment it takes to make a photographer successful. And what type of money it takes to get the equipment you need to make it all work. So, good luck and take a lot of photos.
This article written by Lanny Cottrell for 123PhotoGo. Lanny Cottrell is the owner and Publisher / Editor of 123PhotoGo, and has been in business for years educating and helping photographers learn photography. He is also an accomplished photographer winning many photography awards. He has also been a judge at several County fairs to judge entries for the photographers. He still actively takes many photos and constantly is learning new techniques in photography and post-production. Feel free to make comments at the bottom of this blog.