What’s in my Camera Bag!

As an established photographer, I get asked about what I carry in my camera bag to all of my sessions. So here is a sneak peek into my camera bag!

I try to keep my bag as minimalistic as possible which is quite different from a lot of other photographers. I hate carrying around unnecessary heavy equipment so remember that when reading this! 

If you’re interested in my gear I will link it all down below for you. 

This is pretty much all the gear I bring to every one of my sessions. Give or take a lens or two!  

Nikon D750 – Main Camera Body

I have always been a Nikon fan, even before I was a photographer. I bought some cheap Nikon point and shoots when I was in middle school and I always loved them. 

I chose to upgrade to the Nikon D750 from my Nikon D3300 in 2021. It’s heavier than the 3300 but the difference in quality is UNREAL! My favorite thing about this camera is that it has a tilt screen and a dual SD card slot. 

The D750 runs about $1,200 new so this camera isn’t in everyone’s price range.

A couple more affordable options are: 

Nikon D3300

Nikon D5600

If you want to check out some of my other gear here’s the link!

Camera Lenses

Nikkor 50mm F1.8 Lens

This is the lens that is on my camera 90% of the time. As a portrait photographer I love the bokeh this lens gives me. I have to stand pretty far away but it’s worth it especially when the shot comes out looking like this!

Nikkor 35mm F2.8 Lens 

I usually grab this one when I don’t have a lot of moving room or I want to get more of the background in the image. It is slightly more wide angled so I can fit more in the actual image.

Camera Bags

BAGSMART DSLR Camera Bag

This is my usual go to camera bag recently. Since I don’t usually carry a lot of gear with me this small bag is perfect. 

TARION Camera Bag Professional Camera Backpack

The backpack is usually what I go for when I need to bring both my lenses, a tripod, and a few other bigger pieces for my sessions. Since it is such a large bag, I only use it when I absolutely need to. 

Other Accessories

SD Cards

These are the only SD cards I will ever us and the only ones I would ever recommend to other photographers to use!

SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO

Tripods 

This is my basic tripod. I want to upgrade eventually but not right now. This does the trick and its budget friendly.

Amazon Basics 50-inch Lightweight Camera Mount Tripod Stand With Bag

Camera Strap 

My husband bought me this strap when I first started my business and I haven’t thought about buying a new one since! The fabric doesn’t rub my skin wrong and it even has a lens cap pouch.

Camera Strap Wildflower Design | Photography Accessories | Floral | Simple botanical | Vegan Leather

SD Card Organizer 

I use this SD card organizer for all of my SD cards. It protects them from damage if I drop it or spill some water on my counter!

36 Slots Memory Card Case Water-Resistant Anti-Shock Memory Card Wallet for 24 Micro SD SDXC SDHC TF Cards and 12 SD SDXC SDHC Cards

Wireless Camera Remote 

I don’t really use this on sessions until I am going to be doing a long exposure shots. I never know when I might want to do that so I always bring it with me.

Amazon Basics Wireless Remote Control Shutter Release for Nikon Digital SLR Camera

Apple SD Card Adapters 

These 2 adapters are what I use to get my photos from my SD card to either my laptop, phone, or iPad for editing and social media!

USB-C to SD Card Reader

Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader

Portable Hard Drive 

I have 2 of these that I back up every session on to! Expensive but this is definitely one of my favorite hard drives I use.

LaCie 1TB Rugged USB-C Portable Hard Drive

That’s pretty much everything (well that I can find links for at least!). This also is just my basic gear that I use for my everyday sessions. I have a few other things that I use to run my business but I didn’t want you to read all day about that stuff! 

If you have any questions about my gear, how to start your own photography business, or just want to say, leave it all in the comments down below. 

Until next time everyone! 

Ashleigh

Comments

  1. Lutz Petters says

    It is a very interesting post on your blog.
    By the way, I use the same SD cards.
    Have fun and success with your photo work.

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