The old motto “Be Prepared” is as true for photography as it is for other situations in life. You need to bring all the correct gear on your photo shoots, but first you have to know what to bring. This video goes into great detail explaining exactly what you’ll need to pack in your camera bag. Although there is no one-size-fits-all camera bag, there are certain items that most photographers will need to take on typical photo shoots. The video discusses which bag styles are best, as well as camera equipment, accessories, and some unexpected yet essential items that you should bring along to make your journeys as a photographer worlds better.
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HDR Tutorial: Learn How to Capture and Process Images – Course Preview
You’ve seen the beautiful landscape photographs that capture bright sunlight and dark shadows. You’ve heard about the method, HDR: High Dynamic Range Photography. You want to learn more. In this HDR tutorial series, your instructor, author and educator, Tony Sweet, guides you through the entire process, from capturing the on-sight images to HDR processing at…Watch Now >>
HDR Photography Tips for Post Processing
Post production instructor, Tony Sweet, has captured the HDR images in the old prison room under difficult lighting conditions. “It’s my favorite room in the prison,” Tony explains, “because of the various light sources and colors.” The next step is processing the mixed light. You will learn tone mapping in the Photomatix software. Tony starts…Watch Now >>
HDR Photography Tutorial: Processing Window Light
How do you go about HDR processing the prison cell dominated by dark shadows? In this tutorial, post-production instructor, Tony Sweet, will take you through the steps. “I shot very long exposures,” he explains, “and this helped capture the details.” In Photomatix tone mapping, he starts with the default setting and makes the adjustments including…Watch Now >>
HDR Photography Tips for Shooting a Cell Block
A HDR photography session in a deserted prison? Why not! Professional photographer and instructor, Tony Sweet, takes you to an old prison cell block for what he calls “a great HDR venue” because of the dynamic lighting range from bright skylights to dark stone walls. You will learn to deviate from your normal light reading…Watch Now >>
In your video on camera bags, you said you carry a ” len baby “. What is a “len baby? thank you for your insight and assistance.
A “Lens Baby” is a brand of varied specialized lenses that create unique soft focus effects. https://lensbaby.com/
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Great video with very useful tips. Standard in my bag is also a small towel (year round and I can’t live without one) and in the summer bug spray. Then again, I live in South Florida and the Everglades and Big Cypress Preserve are my stomping grounds
Good overview of what’s in your camera bag. One area you didn’t cover was filters – polarized, graduated or ND filters etc. How about a spare lens cap. Do you carry any of these?
Hi Robert. With digital photography the usage/need for filters has dropped. Some shooters get a 1A filter which absorbs UV light
to protect the front element, and it might do so from a simple ding or scratch, but it will not do anything if it gets a big hit.
I feel, and this is just me, you spend lots of money to get a lens coating the manufacture thinks is best for imaging making
and that putting a cheap piece of glass over that coating might be counterproductive.
That said if you want filters the only ones I can recommend would be a high quality polarizer and/or a variable ND filter.
Polarizing is helpful if you want to remove glare/reflections and or make a blue sky richer.
A variable ND means you can adjust it as needed so if you are shooting video with your DSLR the variable adjustment helps
you to keep your depth of field shallow when shooting at the recommended fixed shutter speed for your video frame rate.
Two things…. buy the filter that matches the biggest front element you have…you can typically use step-down rings to make the
smaller ones fit, and remember you really do get what you pay for with filters, cheap ones are both lacking in the best quality glass
and the simple mechanical basis.