What to Bring When Shooting on Location
Set Em Up, Shoot Em Down ~ Everything from start to finish
I am attending the group event at “Oceans Gentleman’s Club” In Bedford Park Illinois, This Saturday and Sunday. While packing up of all my garb, I thought that I would share my checklist with you.
I am sure all photographers have their own ways of making sure they have what they need for a location shoot. Without a doubt, we all have our own choices of what equipment to bring with and what to leave at home.
This may seem like a lot of stuff to my readers, photographer or not, but over the years, I have found that these are the items I personally need to bring with me. If I happen to forget even the most minor thing, like a hair clip, it could lead to a lot of Aggravation on my part while trying to work.
So here it is, for those of you who may be curious, my checklist of what goes with me on a location shoot.
MAIN CAMERA BAG
My Camera with Zoom lens attached
16 gig card formatted and inside camera body
All other cards in keychain holder inside camera bag
Freshly Charged Camera Body Battery’s inside camera
Other camera body batteries inside camera bag
Put Fresh AA Batteries into my 580 Speedlight
Count and make sure I have at least five rounds of AA Batteries
Double check that my 3 other lenses are inside camera bag
Print, Sign and Date at least 10 model agreements, place in camera bag
Pens to sign model releases
50 inch Extension Cord for Studio Lights.
Power Strip for Lights/Extension Cord
Clips for wardrobe and other possible uses
Double Check All lighting equipment before packing in car
Fresh Batteries in Camera/Lights Commander
Extra Batteries for Camera/Lights Commander
White Umbrella for Lights
Water/Soda/Bottled Starbucks Coffee
Easy on the go Snack (For Self or Possible Model with Low Blood Sugar)
Cigarettes/3 Lighters (I am always lucky to come home with 1 lighter)
Hair Clip (Keeps Hair up and Out of Eyes While Working)
And that should do it!
Keep in mind that this list is for a location shoot. If I were to be shooting in a studio the list would be a tad different.
For my next studio shoot, I will be sure to do another post, as I am sure you wait with bated breath to know what is is I bring to work with me (LOL)
If you have, any questions or comments feel free to chime in. Better yet, if you happen to have a suggestion as to how I can lighten my load, please share your thoughts with me. I am always open to suggestion as to how I can lighten my load and or improve on any of my working systems.
Until Next Time...