Monday, September 26, 2011

Essential gear for photographers #84 (what the big boys don't tell you)

Much attention among G+'s photographic elite has been devoted to camera brands, preferred lenses for varying situations, travel back packs, memory cards and tripods.

So, in addition to having my 5D Mark II body with Canon's superb 600mm f/4L IS USM telephoto, my Gitzo Tripod and my Kata Grizzly bag filled with breath mints, lens cloths, filters galore and many, many SanDisk Extreme Pro memory cards, I am considering (based on a recent trip and encounter with a male lowland gorilla who clearly didn't like my flirting with his women-folk) doing a whole discussion on adult diapers. 

And I have it on record from several accomplished street photographers and respected photojournalists that when finished shooting a celebratory event like, say, the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade here in New York City, that once you have secured a prime seat at the pub for the ongoing documentation and celebration, that said adult diapers also come in handy (wouldn't want to lose a prime seat at the bar, would we now?) 

Of course, if you are shooting hummingbirds or butterflies, please ignore this upcoming post. (Hmmm, note to self: think about post on herbal teas and incense)

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