In the bag





















You can probably imagine I have a lot of bags since I am one of the founders of Think Tank Photo. Seriously, I have a ridiculous amount of camera bags; shoulder bags, belt bags, modular belt systems, backpacks, and rollers. No matter what bag I will work out of when I arrive on location, I almost always roll with my Think Tank Airport Security. It fits overhead on most domestic flights, except CRJ commuter jets. If I’m not flying, I work out of it in my car trunk. I also spend a lot of time thinking about bags and watching how photographers carry their gear, always trying to come up with better solutions. This is the most amount of gear I would carry, unless I need longer glass such as a 300mm f2.8 or 400mm f2.8. If there is no video or audio needed on the shoot I can lighten this bag up considerably.


Think Tank Airport Security v2.0

-Canon 1D MKIV

-Canon 5D MKII with BG-E6 battery grip

-Canon 35mm 1.4L – my go-to lens

-Canon 85mm 1.2L – love this lens

-Canon 70-200mm 2.8L IS – heavy but can’t live without it

-Think Tank Pixel Pocket Rocket

-Lexar Professional 16gb 300x compact flash x2

-Lexar Professional 16gb 600x compact flash

-Lexar Professional 32gb 400x compact flash x2

-Canon 580EX II x2

-Canon compact battery pack E x2

-Think Tank Cable Management 10 – organizes and protects small items

-Pocket Wizard FlexTT5 x2

-Pocket Wizard MiniTT1 x2

-G-Tech 500GB 7200RPM 2.5” hard drive – to back up my shoot

-Manfrotto tripod plate and tools

-Canon LP-E6 battery x2

-Canon BGM-E6 battery magazine

-Think Tank battery holders x3 for AA batteries

-Reporter’s Notebook

-Cork Screw – you never know when someone will show up with a bottle of wine

-Canon flash stand -Heliopan 72mm variable ND filter – for shallow depth of field outdoors, video

-Canon LC-E6 battery charger -X-rite Color Checker Passport – for color balance  

Multimedia Stuff:

-Zacuto Z-Finder – 1st camera focusing

-Zoom H4n audio recorder

-Rode VideoMic –on camera mic

-Lite Panels MicroPro LED light

-Think Tank Multimedia Wireless bag

-Sennheiser Wireless Lavalier microphone kit

-Hoodman LCD loupe – 2nd camera focusing

-Sony headphones – to monitor audio

-Think Tank Cable Management 20 – organize cables

-XLR converter cables  


Think Tank Logistics Manager

-Manfrotto 701HDV video head

-Manfrotto 562B-1 video monopod – has stability but allows mobility

-Manfrotto 5001B light stand

-Manfrotto Justin Clamp x2 – can attach a speedlite to anything

-3 Legged Thing X2 Eddie tripod – lightweight but sturdy carbon fiber

-Think Tank Pinestone Retrospective 10 – one of my favorites

-Think Tank Cable Management 20 – organizer bag

-Westcott light stand hot shoe mount x2

-Westcott light stand

-Westcott Halo Umbrella

-Phottix white shoot through umbrella  

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