Below is a list of suggested equipment and supplies for
The Charleston and Savannah Photography Workshop
The items in red are a MUST
The items in green are not essential but suggested for a better experience
The items in black are optional and not required
Buy from whatever vendor you are comfortable with.
1. A Digital SLR or Point and Shoot Camera.
I highly recommend a Digital SLR if you can afford one. I would be happy to help you make a wise, inexpensive purchase, but a Point and Shoot camera will still capture awesome images, you just won’t have as many accessories or options available to you as you would with a DSLR
2. An original or downloaded copy of your camera’s owner manual
3. Wide angle and zoom lenses
4. A sufficient supply of memory cards
5. A sufficient supply of batteries and/or chargers
6. A STURDY tripod. This is very important. Get a tripod that is sturdy and not flimsy.
7. A good (does not have to be expensive) easy to maneuver tripod head. Cheap tripods come with flimsy tripod heads. Do your homework and make sure you get one that’s stable and easy to maneuver for your camera and tripod. Ball-type heads are recommended and adjust much faster and easier for you than traditions multi-handle heads. Also make sure it will attach to your current tripod by asking the sales rep or contacting me for advice.
8. A bubble level for your camera such as this one, or anything similar.
9. A remote shutter release for long exposures and to avoid camera shake. I use this inexpensive one for my Nikon and it’s wireless. You may be able to use one that’s wireless, or you may need to get one that’s wired and plugs into your camera. Get one that works with your camera, if your camera will in fact work with one. Get extra batteries for it too.
10. A circular polarizing filter that fits your lens.
11. A gray target for optimal white balance.
12. A Color Checker Passport for more accurate colors
13. Simple travel first aid kit
14. Any and all medications and toiletries you may need
15. Water to take on location with you if needed. We will have many opportunities to grab food and liquids.
16. Note pad for trainings
17. Clothing and appropriate shoes for a day of walking. I recommend comfortable walking shoes and light-weight clothing.
18. A rain sleeve to protect your camera from rain. I recommend this one.
19. A device to backup your images onto.
20. A Hoodman LCD Loupe to view your images out in the field.
21. Knee Pads
22. Insect repellent.