Friday, February 06, 2009

Gear Bag Friday - Double Blast Video Week - The Video Tour Of My Gear Bag

Good Morning Everybody,
I'm super stoked today. We are inches away from launching my tour, "Digital WakeUp Call - A New Dawn." We are putting finishing touches on the web site as we speak. I can't wait to tell you the rest of the story - this tour will be absolutely the most informative, most valuable seminar you will ever attend - guaranteed!. If we get the site launched over the weekend, I'll give you a quick head's up. Anyway, let's move on to our last episode of Gear Bag Friday...

Gear Bag Friday - The Video Tour
Hey gang, today I thought I would wrap our series of Gear Bag Friday with a video tour of my gear bag. I'll show you where the lenses and cameras sit, and how we work the gear bag at a wedding. Remember, I'm an engineer by training so all my geek training in that department goes into what I want to cover in today's post. I hope you find it enjoyable and informative. Hit the PLAY button below to further see what lurks in my gear bag ;~)




That's a wrap for today. See everybody next week. Have a great weekend, and remember, its a good idea to vacuum any loose pixels out of your gear bag from time to time. See ya' Monday, -David

20 comments:

  1. what a nice video, david, the roller bag u mentioned in the video, i think it is too smaller as lowepro roller pro 2, it looks more like a roller pro 1 or mini. also where do you put your quantum flash + battery? i know it is a big monster, do you have a separate bag just for it?

    tim

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  2. David, I too want to know where you put the Qflash and to ensure you don't leave it at home or on location. I use my flash on a bracket what about you. In the film days we put our flash on a bracket.

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  3. Nice video and great information!

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  4. David,

    Nice video. It's always interesting to set how other photographers set up their gear.

    You're definitely more organized than me.

    Robert

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  5. I am interested in how you handle your CF cards during the shoot. I understand about the method of turning them over once shot, but where do you keep the cards during the event. I keep them close to my heart. I am willing to lose everything but the cards so I park them in a pocket.
    Your approach?

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  6. Enjoyed your gear bag video. How do you like your Sigma wide angle lenses vs Canon lenses?

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  7. It was helpful to see how organized your bag is. My bag is on a much smaller scale, but I agree that everything has a home.

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  8. I like this video. There were some things to learn here for me, and some things I did already. However, there are two things, I do differently:

    - I put my camera into the bag the other way round - so i can grab it with my right hand "in shooting position". (The camera is lying on the side with the USB-Ports).
    - The cameras are almost never in the bag while shooting - so i put all my lenses close to the frontside of the bag (not "back" where the fold is). This way, I don't have to open it completely when getting out a lens.

    Thanks for this video!

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  9. Excellent video. Thank you for sharing your years of knowledge for us up-and-comers who can learn from the veteran professionals like you.

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  10. David great video and very helpful. I have one question, you dont seem to use lens hoods with you lenses. Could you tell me why this is or have I got this wrong?

    Great blog stop by every day, many thanks John

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  11. Yes, I was interested in the lens hood question too. Also, you didn't mention what lens you had loaded onto your 5D Mark II. I think from your blogs you tend to use a 24-105, but that seemed to be a different one.

    Thanks for the informative video David. Great stuff!

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  16. Hi David,
    Checked the B&H Photo site for the MIDI GN-45 small lights. Can't find them. What is the correct product name?

    Checked the Brinkmann site for the Z-Ray's, again not there. What is the correct product name
    Thank you,
    David

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  17. How can you possibly shoot every 9 seconds over 8 hrs !!! Thats some wedding photography you must shoot 1000's and 1000's of pictures ??

    When I shoot a wedding over 8 hrs I aim for no more than 150-200 images.

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  18. I learned a lot from this presentation... I keep learning from David....

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  19. I liked your gear bag video Bob L.would be impressed.
    Gerry L.

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  20. Thank you so much for your video. I am a wedding photographer and this helps me realize, even more, how crucial preparing for efficiency during a wedding. I will put your tips to good use. Again, thank you.

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