Thursday, May 15, 2014

Your Photography Kit


This is the 4th in a continuing series on a Nature Photography class I am taking.  For week 4 we talked about equipment and what a photographer should have in their kit.  Our instructor showed us much of his equipment and talked about some good options depending on what type of photography you take.

My primary camera is a Sony DSLR A57.  The list below is what I have in my kit.  The starred items are ones that I'm hoping to get in the future.


  • Lens coverage from 18mm to 300 mm.  I have two zooms to cover this area.  One is a 18-70 and the second is a 75-300 zoom lens.
  • *  I have just ordered a 50mm 1.8 lens
  • * An off camera flash is on my wish list.
  • Extension tubes
  • Polarizing Filter
  • Tripod
  • *Cokin gradient Neutral Denisity filter is on my wish list.
  • Monopod
  • Pop out Reflector set
  • Cable  Release
  • Extra Battery
  • Extra memory cards
I use a lowepro sling backpack type bag to carry my camera equipment.  It is lightweight and carries everything I need when on a photograpy outing.

The photos on this page are ones I took for our assignment this past week. We were to go to a remote place and carry with us the equipment we would need to take our photos. I used my 75-300 mm zoom telephoto lens.  Since it was evening and the sun was setting, I used my tripod and my cable release to get a clear photo.  



4 comments:

  1. I've not tried extension tubes yet. I would like to add a reflector to my kit. Such a lovely setting for your photography. Irises are my favorite flower.

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  2. Looks like you have all your ducks in a row for continuing to share fabulous photography tips you are gleaning from your classes.

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  3. Great post. I have to figure out what extension tubes are. My wish list is basically your entire list. :)

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  4. As always, your photos are gorgeous! There are actually several things on your list that I need to add to my own wish list.

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