Monday, September 24, 2012

swaziland gear

InterVarsity's twentyonehundred productions sent me to Swaziland for a 10 day shoot.  I was to direct a film crew to produce several videos, as well as create 25 family portraits.  The specifics and reason for the project is still top secret, so I can't tell you until after Urbana 12.  Below is the camera gear that I took.

As I was unpacking I realized how little actual photo gear I had taken, and how much support and living gear I needed.  Things like chargers, power adapters, Malaria meds, main and backup hard drives, a notebook, and audio capture equipment...and more that is still packed.

There are so many "what in my bag" posts on the internet that seem to celebrate how much a photographer likes to carry, when in reality there is so much more to 'photography gear' than lenses and camera bodies.

Monday, September 10, 2012

clear filters

This is why you use a clear filter on your lenses.

Camera and lens are fine, because the filter took the brunt of the fall off my desk.  So, make sure you have a clear filter on all your lenses.  UV will work, but SkyLight will not because it adds a blue cast.

And while we are on the subject, a lens cap would not have helped much here...I do not believe in them anyway, they just get in the way.