Us photographers are interesting folks. We think in shutter speeds and apertures; we are known to squeal when we find good light (and force whoever is nearby to pose so we can capture that light); we collect gear like women from the 90’s collected Beanie Babies. So, it’s not a surprise that when given the opportunity to peer into the camera bags of other photographers, we jump at the chance to see what tools are used to make magic. Just as one might be curious at the pots and pans of a master chef, we too want to see what cameras and lenses are the choices for a master photographer.
New York-based headshot photographer, educator and former model, Peter Hurley gives us a peek at what’s inside his bag in this short video from B&H. Peter’s career is an enviable one, and so I was very interested in seeing what he carries with him for his shoots. Peter begins by showing us the two bags he carries while traveling – a Think Tank Photo Shape Shifter and a Think Tank Airport Security V2.0. Peter shoots with the new Canon 5Ds and a Canon 100mm f/2.8L macro. He then goes through the odds and ends of his setup, how he tethers it and backs it all up in the 9-minute video.
[REWIND: HOW MUCH GEAR DOES IT REALLY TAKE FOR A PHOTOGRAPHER TO GET THE JOB DONE?]
To learn more from Peter, be sure to check out some of his instructional videos: The Art Behind The Head Shot, and Illuminating The Face. Both are treasure troves of information to help you photograph people and make great portraits.