What's In My Camera Bag?

I get asked a lot about what I carry with me when I go shoot. but to be honest, it differs on the type of photography I plan on going out to do. I will provide you all with a brief breakdown on what I carry with me at all times and what I carry with me for specific types of photography.

General Carry:

One a typical day of photography, I will carry my Incase Camera Pro Pack, which will include the following gear:

  • Sony A7iii

  • 2 Spare Camera Batteries (Wasabi)

  • Sony 16-35mm F/2.8 GM

  • Canon 70-200 F/2.8 IS II

  • Sigma MC-11 Sony Mount

  • Mavic Pro Platinum w/ 3 extra batteries

  • Hoya Polarizer

  • Cleaning Tools (Lens Pen, Micro Fiber Cloths, Alcohol Wipes, etc)

  • Anker External Battery (20,100 mAh)

  • Giottos Rocket Air Blaster

  • ND1000 Filter (Daytime Long Exposures)

  • Mefoto Road trip Tripod or Gorillapod.

Street Photography:

If I am planning on only shooting street, I will utilize my peak design sling backpack. This allows me to carry light, be versatile, and only carry the essentials. To be efficient, I will have with me the following:

  • Sony A7iii w/ 2 spare batteries

  • Canon 70-200 F/2.8 IS ii

  • Sigma MC-11 Sony Mount

  • Cleaning Tools w/ Giottos Rocket Air Blaster

It is very important when shooting street you are carrying light. It makes moving around a lot easier, not to mention, you are more discreet. I can’t tell you how many times I have shot street with all my gear and it has made getting particular shots harder due to the angle, very uncomfortable and cumbersome, and you stick out like a sore thumb to everyone.

Urban Photography:

When going on trips to shoot different cities, whether the trip involves abandoned buildings, roofs, cityscapes, etc. I try to carry the bare essentials that will allow me to be quick. There might be scenarios where, unfortunately, I need to run. If that is the case, it is important to be carry light to make maneuvering around beams, fences, walls, etc a bit easier. I will typically carry the following gear at all times:

  • Sony A7iii

  • Sony 16-35 F/2.8 GM

  • Mefoto Road trip Tripod or Gorillapod

  • Flashlight

  • Grippy Gloves

  • Cleaning Tools w/ Giottos Rocket Air Blaster

  • Hand Cleaner

  • Face Mask (Respirator)

These are basically everything that I carry with me in order to stay light, quick, efficient, and obviously safe. It is imperative that when going into abandoned buildings, especially with mold to always wear a respirator. No one wants to end up with mesothelioma. A lot of these essentials are pretty self explanatory. Just remember, urbex is not a game. It can be dangerous and most of the time illegal. Know what you are doing and don’t go to these locations vandalizing the property with graffiti, breaking windows, etc. Take your photos and leave.

Let me know in the comments if you have any questions on gear that i would recommend. I will reply with the links. I hope you all enjoyed and got some ideas for new gear to add to your arsenal!

Thanks for all the support!