What's in my bag / by Greg Gallinger


Yes, I know this is totally cliché, but I always get a kick out of seeing how much crap photographers lug around. Here's what I'm usually carrying when I'm out taking photos (don't mug me please).

Left to right, top to bottom:

  • blower
  • Vivitar v3800N with 50mm f/1.7
  • Canon 200mm f/2.8
  • Canon 24 - 105mm f/4
  • Canon 5D Mark II with Sigma 35mm f/1.4 & handmade Couch camera strap
  • 35mm film (includes Lomography Lady Grey 400 ISO, Ilford Delta 400, and Fuji Velvia 100)
  • iPhone 4S (Running iOS 7, with Afterlight, Photoshop Touch Express, Camera+, & Instagram)
  • Filzer bike ratchet set
  • Canon 430EXII speedlight
  • Pocket Wizard Plus X
  • Canon 40mm f/2.8 with circular polarizer
  • Gorrilapod with hotshoe mount & Pocket Wizard Plus X attached
  • Keychain with keys and multitool
  • Ray-Ban New Wayfarer
  • Bic lighter
  • Sandisk 16 GB CF card
  • Sandisk 8 GB CF card
  • Lanyard (for press passes or keys)
  • Card reader
  • Water resistant camera cover
  • Lens cleaning tissues
  • Incase MacBook Pro backpack
  • Flask
  • Field Notes memo book & Bic click pen
  • EarPods
  • GoPro Hero 3
  • Keep Cup

I don't use a proper camera bag unless I'm shooting sports and am able to leave it in the press box. I find it easier to just toss everything in a backpack and go.

I hardly ever use the GoPro, but I should start.

When I don't want to carry all this I just take the Vivtar or the 5D with the Sigma 35mm.