Most clients hire photographers for their images and the prompt service they provide, not for the brand of the camera they use. Yet, a few prospect clients sometimes ask me about my photography equipment.
As a photographer I believe the best camera is the one I have at hand, whether is a Canon, a Nikon, or a smartphone. A camera will always be as good as the one who uses it.
In a nutshell, these are the most common items photographers carry in their bag when doing a photo shoot:
As I said before, those are only tools to me. More important than the tools is to know how to use them. That is why you don't give a hammer to a baby.
Now that you know what is typically inside the bag of a professional photographer, rest assured that he or she will do a much better job than your uncle Joe who has a nice camera.
If you are curious of what other gadgets photographers use, then come check us out at our studio and we will gladly show you how we paint with light.
Aaron Alvarez is a professional photographer with his studio in Orange County, California specializing in portraits, and events.