Tony Sweet

Top 10 camera bag must haves:

1. Blower bulb (to blow off sand and dust from camera and sensor) – Giotto
2. Shutterhat (Easily fits over camera and lens up to 70-200mm to protect from rain)
3. Allen Wrenches.
4. Extra flash cards
5. Spare cable release
6. Small mirror to reflect light on to small subjects.
7. Spare camera battery
8. Polarizing Filter (Nikon)
9. Several cleaning cloths
10. Small flashlight (Surefire) for light painting small subjects and to SEE when it’s dark.

Bio and contact info:

Ron Martinsen

Top 10 camera bag must haves:
1. Canon 1D Mark IV
2. Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM II
3. Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
4. Canon 580EX II
5. Hoodman Loupe
6. Gitzo GT1541 Tripod
7. Rogue Gels
8. Think Tank Photo Airport Security v2.0
9. Black Rapid RS-7
10. X-Rite ColorChecker Passport

About Ron Martinsen
Ron Martinsen is a well-known international photography blogger on While his images are featured in magazines around the world (including Cycle World, GQ (France), Robb Report (Russia) and more), his real passion is photography education. His blog has enjoyed 83,000+ visitors in February 2012 with topics ranging from gear, software, and book reviews to his popular printing series (featured in his Fine Art Printing eBook on Trey Ratcliff’s Ron has worked alongside Bryan Peterson at his Seattle Workshop and been featured numerous times on Scott Kelby’s blog.

Rick Sammon

Top 10 camera bag must haves:
What’s in my bag depends on the destination and subjects. For now, here’s a look at my basic landscape gear, which I packed for my recent Death Valley Workshop.

1. Canon 5D Mark II
2. Canon 7D
3. Canon 17-40mm lens
4. Canon 14mm lens
5. Canon 15mm lens
6. Canon 70-200mm lens
7. Induro tripod and Induro ball head.
8 MacBook Pro
9. 500GB Lacie Hard Drive
10. Lexar memory cards and card readers

Most of the time, I use LowePro backbacks with built-in rain covers.

About Rick Sammon
Rick Sammon is the author of 36 books and seven apps. He leads workshops around the world and teaches lighting in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, where he lives.

John Barclay

Top 10 camera bag must haves:
1. Canon 70-200IS f/2.8
2. Canon 17-40 f/4
3. Lensbaby Composer Pro
4. Lensbaby Soft Focus Optic
5. Lensbaby Edge 80 Optic
6. Really Right Stuff BH-50 Ballhead
7. Hoodman Loupe
8. Bubble Level
9. Canon 1.4x Teleconverter
10. Sing-Ray Warming Polarizer

About John Barclay

John Barclay is an award wining freelance photographer based in Bucks County, PA. John is also a passionate workshop leader and an enthusiastic inspirational speaker, presenting his program Dream – Believe – Create to audiences around the country. John’s work has been published in a number of books and Magazines and is used by Topaz and Lensbaby in their advertising campaigns. Recently, John was the recipient of an excellence award from B&W Magazine and chosen by Dewitt Jones to participate in his project. You can see his work at and see his workshop schedule on his blog at

Jim LaSala

The Image “Forgotten” is very special to me.

“It is a picture of my dad (He is 94 and with my mom who is 95) that scored top honors last year for NY/NJ Print Competition
Best in Show Kodak Award. Scored a perfect score of (100). First time an image was given 100 in the state of NJ. I’m truly blessed to have both my parents still with us.”

Top 10 must haves:
1. Nikon D3s (amazing ISO quality) camera ( I shoot mostly available light)
2. Nikon D3x (high resolution) camera
3. Nikon 14-24mm 2.8 lens
4. Nikon 24-20mm 2.8 lens
5. Nikon 70-200mm 2.8 lens (most used for photographing portraits)
6. 8GB Memory Cards
7. Epson P7000 Viewer for storage
8. Apple MacBook Pro – 2.66 GHz Intel Core i7, 4GB memory
9. Apple Mac Pro – 2 x 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon, 8GB memory
10. Wacom Intuos Tablets for Retouching

About Jim LaSala
Jim LaSala (Master of Photography, Master of Electronic Imaging, Photographic Craftsman) was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Lived in Staten Island for several years and currently resides in Flemington, New Jersey. He opened “Strike A Pose Photography Studio” in 1990 specializing in Fine Art Photography, Portraiture and Electronic Imaging. Jim is presently managing partner for “ArtisticEfex” in Hillsborough New Jersey.

Deborah Sandidge

Favorite Shot: Crescent City Bridge, New Orleans
Top 10 camera bag must haves:

1. Nikon D3s SLR
2. Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8
3. Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8
4. Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8
5. Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6
6. Nikon MC-30 Cable Release
7. Hoya FL-W Magenta Filter
8. Singh-Ray Reverse Graduated ND Filter
9. Singh-Ray LB Neutral Polarizer
10. Nikon SB-800 Speedlight

About Deborah Sandidge
Deborah Sandidge is professional photographer who enjoys sharing her insight and creative ideas through writing, workshops, teaching, and seminars around the world. Deborah’s style of creating dramatic story-telling imagery reflects in her travels, and interaction with the people she meets. She is the author of Digital Infrared Photography, published by Wiley. As an instructor at, Deborah teaches Enhancing Images and Creating Works of Art, as well as Digital Infrared Photography.


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