I remember when I started off in photography, and I had no idea what I needed during a shoot. I watched some YouTube videos and searched on Pinterest on what to bring on my shoots. It helped a lot however I learned more from experience. Now I am sharing to hopefully help other photographers.
To start off with, I don't even use a camera bag at the moment… Due to COVID, I try not to carry much while in my photoshoots to disinfect easier when I get home. I will only go over what I currently bring on my shoots not pre-COVID
My EOS R(aka Jacob (thanks Yvette & Mattely for the name))is my pride and joy. I used to work with a Canon Rebel 6 who was my first love, but I needed a camera that had better accurate autofocus, increased pixel count, and a faster shooting rate. Which is why I upgraded to an EOS R.
Since the EOS R is a mirrorless camera, I had to make an additional purchase to an adapter to use my old lenses with my new camera.
If you are a new photographer and are questioning what lens should I get... BUY THIS ONE. It is affordable and has a great aperture that makes your photos have a sharp look.
The only pancake lens I have. A pancake lens means a flat wide prime lens. I don't use it often as I use my 50mm, but it is an excellent lens for landscape and group portraits.
Sometimes dirt or dust gets on my lens or glasses, so it is nice to have a wipe to clean it!
I had to learn this from experience to bring these bad boys!!! During photoshoots, you have to move a lot, and the client sometimes gets oily, but have no fear since I carry these sheets!! They come super handy:)
I have had cases where my clients or I feel nauseated, so I always bring a plastic bag just in case, and I use it as a cover for my camera when it rains!
For emergencies, if anyone stomachs hurts! An upset stomach is no joke.
Safety first! Anytime a client or I touch something, I offer some because you can never be too safe!
I have business cards I created in Canva that I try to hand out after each session.
Most of my photoshoots are in Seattle, so I take the link to get there. So I just pop these bad boys and pretend I am in a coming of age film;)
I don't use my phone during the shoot except to pull up GPS, check the time, or to show my album that I have for poses if I get stuck.
I use two masks because safety first:)
And I carry all these in my fanny pack( literally a soccer mom) or an over the shoulder bag which I immediately wash after I come home. And of course, I use Lysol disinfecting spray or wipes to disinfect my items once I come home.
Hope this helps at least one person!