Aug 24, 2015

What’s in Her Bag: Alison Heckard, of Bird in Flight Photography

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The bag.
Lowepro Flipside 400AW

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Which lens is your go-to?
It really depends on what I am shooting! For newborns, I would definitely say my 50 1.4 is what I use the most, but for outdoor maternity, families, and weddings I primarily use my 70-200.

WIHBAlisonHeckard (1 of 3)

Which item is your most used?
Definitely my Expodisc. I use it to set my white balance, so I am using it every session and wedding, often multiple times. It completely changed my workflow and has made editing a breeze!

Which is your least used?
My 85mm lens. I mostly use it for head shots and other similar work as I find it isn’t fast enough for any action shots with families or children.

WIHBAlisonHeckard (2 of 3)

The details:
BODY: Canon 1D Mark III
– FLASH: Canon 430 EXII

LENSES: Canon 35mm F2.0, Canon 50mm F1.4 and F1.8, Canon 85mm F1.8, Canon 24-105 F4L IS, Canon 70-200 F2.8L IS
– EXTRAS: Kenko macro extension tubes, plenty of memory cards (I always shoot on two, just in case), spare battery, Expodisc, business cards, cell phone

EXTRAS NOT SHOWN: Second camera body (same model), and 50mm 1.8 lens

 

Thanks for giving us a look into your camera bag, Alison!

For more from Alison, and for booking inquiries, please visit her website, Like her Facebook page, and follow her on Instagram and Pinterest.

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