WHAT TO BRING

WHAT TO BRING TO THE WORKSHOP

Are you ready to sign-up? If so, here are the basic essentials of what you will need!

To make this workshop the most enriching experience possible, I am strongly recommending that your basic camera kit include the following:

1) Camera Body – it is not necessary that you have two camera bodies but IF you do have two camera bodies you are certainly welcome to bring both.

2) Lenses –

  • For those of you who have a crop sensor camera (i.e., Canon 70D, Canon T3, Nikon D5300, Nikon D7200, Nikon D500, etc.), you will benefit immensely if your current lenses offer the focal lengths from 18mm-300mm. BUT, if you have focal lengths from 12mm-300mm, AND a macro lens and/or a set of Kenko Extension Tubes, no subject matter will be out of reach.
  • For those of you with a full frame camera (i.e., Canon 5DMarkIII, Nikon D810, Nikon D750, etc.), you will benefit immensely if your current lenses offer the focal lengths from 28mm-300mm. BUT if you have focal lengths from 14mm-400mm or 500mm AND a macro lens and/or a set of Kenko Extension Tubes, no subject matter will be out of reach.
3) IF you own a portable flash, bring it. If you do not own a flash, DO NOT buy one for this workshop.

4) Filters – You will need a circular polarizing filter and an FLW magenta filter. These other filters may come in handy but DO NOT buy them for this workshop:

  • a 4-stop ND filter
  • a three-stop LEE Graduated ND filter (the additional LEE Holder is arguably NOT necessary as one can often just hold the filter up to the lens for most shooting situations)
  • optional 10-stop aka “Big Stopper” ND filter

5) A lightweight but sturdy tripod along with a sturdy tripod head.

6) Although most of your time will be spent shooting DO bring your laptop.

7) At least 128 GB of memory card(s). I have yet to have any student fill up a 128 GB card in a given day, so I am using the 128 GB card as the daily threshold. Each night you will have the opportunity to download your images and start anew the next morning with a clean card.

8) Extra Batteries and charger for your camera and flash, if applicable. DON’T FORGET to bring the necessary electrical adaptors for your charger when doing workshops outside of your home country.

9) A camera bag – a backpack or camera bag with wheels are pretty commonly used but remember that wheeled bags can be difficult to navigate along beaches or mountain trails.

10) A LOCKING electronic cable release for all of your blue hour and nighttime photography, especially for the sky at night.

We are going to make some lasting memories together – PROMISE!

All my best-
Bryan F Peterson

For questions, to schedule a workshop or be added to the waitlist, send an email to Lisa Phillips at [email protected]