It’s time once again when I need to pack my stuff for a photo assignment. Normally, when I pack my stuff for a personal travel, I try to be as light as possible and leave some things that I would probably not use. But when packing for a photo assignment, its different. I had to bring other stuff along that I may probably need. Here’s just an insight on what I bring along during a photo assignment trip.
Essentials: Inside my Kata Sensitivity Bag I have the following:
Camera and Lenses:
- Olympus e-3 body
- Zuiko 12-60mm lens (my all around lens)
- Zuiko 35mm lens (for my food shots, macros and sometimes portraits)
- Zuiko 9-18mm (just a new addition for my ultra wide angle needs)
- Zuiko 70-300mm (for my telephoto needs)
Filters: Aside from the usual protection filters, I also have an ND8 filter and a GND (Gradual Neutral Density) Filter on 2 varying stops. I use to have a polarizing filter but lately I no longer use it as much so I leave it.
Batteries, Memory cards, Lens Pen. I have two extra batteries with me always and also around 20gig of memory cards.
I have a couple of small bags where I put all my chargers and some cables.
I don’t usually bring my MSI Laptop during my trips but a times like this I bring it in case I need extra storage. My Music companion, an old gen iPod and also my cellphones. I can’t also leave without my moleskine and notebook where I jot down notes.
Out of the bag I also have my Giottos Carbon Fiber Tripod. One of the essentials I can’t leave without like my folding umbrella.
Some of the additional things I bring is my Fl36 Flash and a couple sets of batteries in case I need it. A 2 sided portable reflector which I only borrowed.
Usually on travel assignments, we get to have a decent accommodation where I can leave my stuff so I just bring a Deuter duffle bag with me with a few sets of clothes, toiletry. I leave that in the room.
There that’s it. I may have missed a few things but essentially those are what I bring. When properly packed, I essentially have two bags. My Kata Sensitivity for the gears, my Deuter for the clothes and additional gears and I just hand carry the tripod.
That’s sharing my insight. Will be leaving in a few hours and hope you enjoy the weekend.