WHAT SONJU LIKES
Every now and then I get asked where I got a specific doo-dad or piece of gear I use for work. Here's some of my favorites!
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GEAR I USE (AND LOVE!)
This lens completely replaces the 24-70mm for me, and gets me two extra stops of light. It's a workhorse for Day in the Life sessions and weddings alike!
My favorite dual harness straps system. The rings don't pinch my skin, and the weight is evenly distributed along my upper back instead of my hips or shoulders. Plus I look cool as shit wearing it.
For quickie portraits or detail shots, I'll grab this video light. It's bright enough for super dark spaces and dimmable so you can match the ambiance of the room
I love this light saber wannabe! So many cool color options and throws light like a champ. And again, major cool points when I bust this out.
These triggers are super reliable - so long as you remember to give them fresh AAA batteries at the start of the day.
My current camera system, although sometime in 2021 I'll probably jump ship to mirrorless.
OTHER STUFF IN MY BAG:
These ball bungees are part of my kit now thanks to a tip from Emily Pogozelski of Pogo Photo. Need to strap alight to a pole or pillar without a lightstand? You can now!
Being around loud music multiple times a week can really do damage to your ears. For less than $20, you should have a couple sets of these. THEY ARE A MUST.
To hold all the color correcting and artistic color gels for your off-camera flash. Slim enough to slip in my camera bag without bulk!
If you're styling wedding bands for ring shots, you know those tiny little rings are tricky to "pose". A dot of this dental wax will keep things in place, and won't damage precious metals.
Along with Eneloops, these are reliable rechargeable batteries. I keep dozens on me at all times. Honestly, 35% of my life is charging batteries.
My preferred brand of SD cards. Just don't mistake one for a Wheat Thin while importing photos. Trust me on this one.
I own two of these - one for my MacBookPro and one for my iMac desktop. I throw LR, PS, PhotoMechanic and any other larger programs on it and now my computers run like a dreeeeaaaaaam.
My preferred card reader. No reason other than it can read both CF and SD, but that may change once I go mirrorless.
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