The Philosophy Of Less – – – If You Own Way Too Much Gear Then It Is Time To Get A Smaller Bag

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  1. Reblogged this on Elliot Paul Stern-Photographer -Educator-Blogger and commented:

    I cannot help but stress this concept of carrying less. It does not matter how much you own or for that matter how little you own. What is important is that you remember why you are using your gear and it is to record life around you whether it be street photography, landscape , structures, or people.

    This can all be accomplished with a minimum of gear which I guarantee you, once you get used to it that you will find that your photography has become much more enjoyable.

I recently had a visit from a photographer friend who I have known for a very long time.  We were friends in several territories I covered for Nikon for 33 years.

He was in Washington DC for an assignment and he had a couple of days before he had to get shooting.

He looked pretty tired and physically uncomfortable and I badgered him until he let loose with his story.wheelbarrowgear

He owns 3 systems of camera gear.  Canon, Sony A7, and Fuji X.  While he uses them all, his Canon system remains his current mainstay so he carries his 2 Canon 5D Marks, together with 3 zooms and 3 prime lenses, 2 flashes, etc.  His total load weighs in at about 25 pounds.  So he hurts from carrying all his gear, he carries the extra body, all the lenses and flashes and accessories.  But here is the real deal.  He…

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