Set Em Up, Shoot Em Down Checklist

June 10, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

 

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

 


 

SECONDARY BAG

 

50 inch Extension Cord for Studio Lights.

Power Strip for Lights/Extension Cord

Clips for wardrobe and other possible uses

 


 

LIGHTS

 

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

 

 

EXTRAS

 

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...

 

 

Elizabeth Susan Carter Photography

 

 

www.ElizabethSusanCarter.com


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