Hello friends, I’m back with another fun post! With summer winding down and autumn right around the corner, there are many opportunities to leave the house with our film cameras in tow.
As a film photographer, whenever I leave the house, I double-check my camera bag to ensure that I haven’t forgotten anything. With my ADHD brain, I have a list of must-have things for my camera bag, and I thought it would be fun to chat about them!
And so today, I am sharing the top five things in my camera bag for whenever I leave the house!
1. Extra Batteries
I know this one seems like a no-brainer, but I can’t tell you how many times I have accidentally forgotten to bring new batteries to a shoot only to have my camera die mid-shoot.
I once accidentally did it at a wedding and had to sneak out to a store to buy a more batteries.
I also love keeping a pen or marker in my bag so that I can label each finished roll of film. Labeling each film roll with a number makes it easier for my film lab to keep my film in order when developing!
4. Unique Film Stock
This isn’t a huge must, but I love to have a roll or two of fun and unique film stocks in my bag.
You never know when inspiration will strike, and sometimes it’s fun to step outside the box and use a crazy film stock during a shoot. One year I used Psychedelic Blues during our visit to the pumpkin patch, and I loved it!