Packin' Up for Shootin' in Bosque


Juan Pons, Chris Klapheke and I, along with some friends and our dedicated workshop students, are heading out to Bosque del Apache, New Mexico next week for two back-to-back digital photography workshops. The first workshop is sold out, but we have room on the second workshop.

While packing my gear, I thought it would be fun, and informative, to show you some of my gear - and how I'm getting it there.


But first, above is a wonderful Bosque photograph by one of my past workshop students Betty Wiely. I'm hoping to get a shot like this one. Great work, Betty!

My camera gear and laptop are shown above:
- Macbook Pro
- Canon 5D Mark II
- Canon 7D
- Canon 400mm DO lens
- Canon 100-400mm IS lens
- Canon 70-20mm f/4 lens
- Canon 24-105mm IS lens
- Canon 17-40mm lens
- Canon 1.4x telecoverter
- Tiffen polarizing filter
- Two memory card wallets packed with 16GB and 32GB Lexar cards
- Head-mounted flashlight
- Small flash light
- Wireless mic set to record sound for some videos.

To read about my gear, click here.


All of that gear fits snugly in my Lowepro Pro Roller Lite AW. The AW stands for all-weather, as the bag has a built-in "raincoat". To see a video about this cool carry-on, click here.


You can get a 20 percent discount on all Lowepro bags by using the code L20 when you are on this Lowepro site.

In my other carry-on bag, my briefcase, I have:
- Charger/power supply for my laptop
- Chargers for my camera batteries
- Two 500GB G-tech portable hard drives
- Two Lexar card readers
- Extra 5D Mark II camera body
- Airplane power adapter.

I'll pack my tripod in my checked luggage, along with plenty of hand warmers.

We all look forward to shooting with our workshop participants next week. It will be great fun! Stay tuned for posts.

Explore the light,
Rick

P.S. For those of you who don't know Chris, he heads up Outdoor Photo Gear - a great place to get gear run by a great gear guru.