It is probably no surprise that my camera is one of my most treasured possessions. And when I finally got a REAL camera bag, there was no mistakes that my treasured camera and accessories would be safe in their new home.
Camera bag from Lua Handbags.
After I spotted this bag on Kelle Hampton’s blog, I put it on my wish list.
I too, was looking for something that would first and foremost carry my precious equipment but also have room for a few diapers, wipes, a snack, and my iPad. When I expanded my equipment and scratched a lens (oops) the hubby finally caved on this bag, so now my gear is safe! Here’s what I carry in my bag:
1. Camera Bag from Lua Handbags
2. Canon Rebel xsi – This camera was actually a friends, and when she upgraded not long after getting it, she sold it to me about 6 months after Brayden was born. For an intro DSLR, this was the PERFECT one for me. I DREAM of something a little newer, more megapixels, etc BUT I love my camera.
3. Canon 50mm 1.8 lens – This is the very first lens I bought, and if you have a DSLR, this is a must have! For the price, you can’t beat the quality- it’s definitely my most used.
4. Canon 18-55mm lens – This lens came with the camera, and is pretty much your standard lens.
5. Canon 18-135mm lens– I just got this one, and I LOVE it. It zooms farther than my 18-55mm, and it’s FAST. I am still getting used to it and playing with it, but it is definitely ranking high on my list!
6. Tamron 10-24mm wide angle lens– This lens was purchased on our vacation to Colorado in the fall of 2010. It’s a wide angle, making it really great for landscape portraits or taking photos inside a room where you want to get a lot of that room into a photo. It would also be great for wedding photography or large group portraits.
7. LightScoop– Again, if you have a DSLR, in my opinion, you need a LightScoop. For $30, you can’t beat it. Our house gets very little natural light in most of the rooms, so this was a must for me! You attach it to the top of your camera (it slides on and off) and the flash bounces off of it to create a more natural light look. Go check out the before and after photos on their website. Definitely the best $30 I ever spent.
8. Shutter Remote– I haven’t used this as much as I should, but a shutter remote is a very handy tool to have. If you have a tripod, you can set your camera up and take self portraits (hello, fashion bloggers!) or if you don’t have extra hands, you could pose your own family photos! One of my goals for the remainder of the year is to have a place to have my tripod set up for photos like this!
9. Gussy Sews small pouch to hold extra battery, memory cards, etc.
So there you have it! My treasures in my camera bag. I have quite a bit invested in my photo equipment, so it is imperative that I take the best care of it! If you have any further questions about my equipment, leave them in the comments!
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