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Interested in seeing what I shoot with? Check out this post to take a peek at what's in my camera bag!

What’s in My Camera Bag

Whenever I see a pretty photo online, I always try to guess which lens the photographer might have used to take it. When I was brand new to photography, I had absolutely no idea how to even begin to guess. Which is probably why it felt so special when photographers would share what they shot with. It must be a common curiosity, because over the years, the thing I’ve gotten asked about most often is what photography gear I use. So, in case you’re curious, I put together this post to let you take a peek at what’s in my camera bag.

Interested in seeing what I shoot with? Check out this post to take a peek at what's in my camera bag!

Inside my Bag

(Which, by the way, is a ‘Lyric’ bag in Mustard that I got from Epiphanie a few years ago.)


• I shoot with a Canon 5d Mark iii.


• Canon 200mm 2.8L

• Canon 85mm 1.8

• Canon 50mm 1.4

• Canon 28mm 1.8

If you’re curious what kinds of photos these lenses can produce, you can check out this post, where I show you a few images I took with each one.

Additional Gear:

• Canon 430EX II Speedlite Flash (I have only ever used this when photographing weddings or events, which I don’t do often.)

Other things that can be found in my bag:

• Bobby Pins & Safety Pins (because you never know when you’ll need them!)
• Extra hair ties
• ‘Navajo Summer’ Studio Tieback from Strawberry Revolution
• LowePro Memory Card case filled with an assortment of memory cards (mostly SanDisk and Transcend)
• Batteries and Charger
• Chapstick
• Handheld mirror

(The photo above was taken using my “old” Canon 50d and a 50mm 1.8 lens that I’ve had since I first started. I no longer shoot with them, but I can’t bring myself to get rid of them either.)

Edit for those who have asked: If you’re wondering why I only have prime (non-zoom) lenses, it’s simply personal preference. I fell in love with the 50mm when I first started and my love for Prime Lenses has continued since then! I have nothing against zoom lenses — I used the 70-200 2.8 at a wedding once and it was amazing, just a little too heavy for me. I may eventually add a zoom lens to the family, but I think I’d like a wide angle or fish-eye first. We’ll see!

What gear do you prefer shooting with? Tell me in the comments below. I’d love to hear what’s in your bag.

Related Posts:

A Look at Various Prime Lenses in Action
How to Capture Amazing Lens flare in Camera

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This post will take a look at various lenses in action. I'll discuss each of the prime lenses I own and share pictures I took with each one.