Photography Bag – What to Bring on a Photo Shoot – Part I
Being a photographer is more than just knowing how to take great photos and having a nice camera. I’ll be sharing some basic photography tips in some upcoming blogs and videos. Whether you are a photographer or someone who is being photographed, preparing for your session is so important. What you do BEFORE a session can really impact your photo shoot.
This might sound random, but I’m going to start with something not directly photo related. Water and snacks. Yes, if you’re on a short photo session, this might not be needed. But if you are in extremely hot conditions, have low blood sugar or energy, or are at a longer shoot or event, bringing a snack and drink is highly recommended.
Choose a snack that won’t easily melt, easy to eat, and is as filling as possible. Also, consider how loud a snack package is to open. I know, I know….getting picky here. Granola and fruit bars are a great option.
If you want to be more discreet, go for the chewy bars. I’ve become a master of not dying from starvation at weddings and events. When I have to switch my lens or memory card, I go to my camera bag, and as quietly and quickly as possible, I tear open a fruit or granola bar, break of a small piece, pop it in my mouth, turn around, and can even smile if people are around. It’s a little smile since I’m technically eating.
Here’s a list of some bars you might enjoy. Feel free to click on the image to read more about them or buy online.
Nature Valley Oats Honey Bar
I have brought these with me to so many photo shoots and weddings. They are crunchy, so be aware that eating them can be loud.
These were recommended to me by a friend. She buys hers on Amazon.
Quaker Oats Chewy Bars
These are more discreet and are kind of small. I put a few of these in my bag.