Preparing for Wyoming

Preparing for Wyoming

A few weeks ago, my friend Jeff shared a photo of the photo gear he was packing to take on a trip to the Grand Canyon. So, I decided I wanted to take a similar photo, too.

A rundown of the gear in this photo:

  • Lumiquest Softbox III
  • Nikon SB-900, with dome diffuser (x2)
  • Arca-Swiss B1 ball head
  • Benro C-298M8 carbon fiber tripod
  • Lowepro memory card wallet, filled with 22 GB of compact flash and 5 GB of SD memory cards
  • Really Right Stuff foot for Nikon 70-200
  • Honl bonce card (x2)
  • Battery chargers
  • Flash shoe mount bubble level
  • Extra AA batteries
  • Honl 1/4 grid
  • Nikon TC-20E III 2x teleconverter
  • Sigma 30mm f1.4
  • Nikon D300 body
  • Extra D300 battery
  • Thinktank Photo memory card wallet (special edition from The Flash Bus tour!) filled with gels
  • Circular polarizer
  • Microfiber cloth
  • USB card reader
  • Apple iPad camera connection kit
  • Pentax W90 waterproof camera
  • Phottix cable release for the D300
  • Giottos rocket blower
  • Nikon 70-200mm f2.8
  • Nikon 17-55mm f2.8
  • Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6
  • Thinktank Photo Retrospective 10 camera bag
  • Thinktank Photo Cable Management 20 bag
  • Mini bungee cords (x3)

Not pictured is a Lenspen and two Tenba padded wraps.

The chargers, card reader, iPad camera connection kit and RRS foot fit in the Cable Management 20 bag. The tripod, Giottos blower, and Cable Management 20 bag fit in the tripod bag. Everything else fit into the Retrospective 10 — and let me tell you, it is packed!

I shot this photo with Sherree’s Nikon Coolpix P6000 (which she is taking on the trip, of course). I used the on-camera flash (at -2 EV) to both light and optically trigger the other flashes. The left flash is at 1/32 power and is responsible for all the little highlights and shaping of the lenses. The flash at the back right is at the lowest power it’ll go (1/128), and obviously should have gone even lower. It’s lighting part of the Retrospective 10 bag and casts the highlight on the Phottix cable release.

See the original on Flickr.

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