A friend recently told me over tea, “So I’d decided along with everyone else to stop researching cameras and computers and just buy whatever you do…”
Both off and online, I get a lot of questions on my camera kit (as it has evolved significantly over the last seven years, from a Sony digicam that used floppy disks for memory (!!!) to my current Cannon DSLR kit) and so here’s my update as of 2/1/08.
And I want to start off by noting that my latest investments in lenses actually necessitate that I take this passion professional (in order to afford the cost of my terrible addition to such an expensive hobby). I am afraid for the fact that I’m carrying my savings on my back and still searching online forums for help on affordable insurance for a meager stack of gear (compared to the REAL professionals), so if anyone has any advice, please post it below.
Back to the point: here’s my camera bag and the contents of it.
(Please note that all the pictures I’ve taken in the last four months have been with the 70-200 f/4L and the lens that came with in the kit with the Rebel Xti body. The other two lenses were delivered to me by UPS two days ago and images will, of course, be posted soon.)
THE BAG (which I’ve used and is proved and TRUE):
THE CAMERA BODY:
THE PHOTOGRAPHY COMMUNITY:
And finally, I’ve found the professional photography community at LightStalkers.org to be full of kind and patient mentors with heaps of tips and expertise to share.
RESOURCES & READS:
And if you want some clear leads on how to move forward with your own budding photo passion, I found Bryan Peterson‘s books to be some of the best and especially helpful in clearing up my questions and helping me expand the boundaries my own creativity:
Okay. I’m out of breath.0