© 2013 Valerie Millett
Valerie Millett is a landscape photographer based out of Arizona who often goes to, what some would consider, extreme lengths to get the photographs that best represent her experiences in nature. Hiking and camping in remote areas with only her dog for companionship, Valerie’s dedication to her art shines through her images.
What’s in her bag? Glad you asked. (Hover over the image to see each item identified.)
Gavin Seim describes himself as an American Pictorialist who’s “passionate about making wall art, writing stories and sharing what [he] learns.” For three to five months out of every year, Gavin takes off in a camper with his family to “attempt to make images and film that do justice to the beauty of America.”
Gavin Seim | © Casondra Seim
He admits to being fanatical about quality and, shooting with both digital, medium and large format film, a tripod is a must.
Gavin Seim | © J. Eldridge
“I carry an AT213 with a PHQ1 head almost everywhere – Nearly all my serious wall images are made using a tripod. I’ve found stability to be one of the Six Keys of Image Quality and it’s ignored at the cost of fine details.
Induro offered me a solid value with great leg locks and good support even for my larger film cameras, all while maintaining portability. My Induro is the best tripod I’ve owned since starting in photography at age twelve.”
© David Keochkerian
David Keochkerian is the photographer behind one of our most popular posts to date, a peek inside his bag and some spectacular images he shot on the North coast of France. Because you dig his work so much, we asked to see more of his images and hear some insight into how he works.
© Maxis Gamez
Maxis Gamez is a Florida based nature photographer with a special interest in wild birds. Nature photography requires a special set of skills, patience and persistence for one thing, and specialized gear to go along with it.
Maxis’ review of the Induro CT414 on Outdoor Photo Gear is an informative take on the tripod, from his unique perspective. Maxis frequently works in and around water, both salt and fresh, to capture images of wildlife so he needs a tripod that could often get wet and still perform like the day he bought it. In addition, he’s over 6 feet tall, so stability at the tripod’s full extension was important to him.
Here, we’ll share some quotes from the review paired with images of Maxis and his tripod at work. Continue reading
Matthew Hart is a UK based photographer whose inspiration is the places and landscapes of the North West of England, where he lives. Coming from a film background, his experience working with the unique qualities of black and white images is readily apparent. A look inside his bag and at the stories behind a sampling of his images follows.
In My Bag | © 2013 Matthew Hart
© 2013 Matthew Hart
- Sigma 300mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM
- Sigma 1.4 Teleconverter EX APO DG
- Nikon TC-20E III Teleconverter
- Nikon TC-14E Teleconverter
- Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR II
- Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8 G ED
- Nikon 14-24mm AFS f/2.8 G ED
- Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX
- Nikon AF-S 105mm f/2.8 VR Micro-NIKKOR
- Nikon D3s
- Nikon D200
- Induro CT414
- Induro BHD2
- Induro GHBA
- Nikon MC 30 Release
- Spare Battries
- Lee Big Stopper
- Lee Soft Grads
- Lee Hard Grads
We were first introduced to Jon Zich (Costa Mesa Photography) through Facebook, where he announced he is now the proud owner of an Induro tripod and head. We got in touch with him for more details on his kit and his landscape photography practice.
In My Bag | © 2013 Jon Zich
- Nikon D90 with 18-200mm Nikkor lens
- Tokina 100mm f/2.8 macro lens
- Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 wide-angle lens
- Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 prime lens
- Sigma 150-500mm super-telephoto (not shown because technically it doesn’t fit in my bag)
- Induro CT314 tripod
- Induro BHL3 ballhead
- Induro CM34 monopod
- Remote shutter release cable
- Wireless shutter release cable
- Extra batteries, business cards, snack bars
© 2013 Stephen Sanacore
Stephen Sanacore is lifestyle photographer who does a lot of work for resorts and hotels around the world. He says, “as long as I’m on a location shooting – I’m happy.”
To get the angle he wanted for the shot above, Steven had to come up with a creative support solution.
The issue for me is we set the shot up on a dock, which was at least four feet higher than the sand. In order to get the right angle so the beautiful water would fill the background, I needed the camera to be on a ladder.
© 2013 The Upthink Lab
Our first introduction to the awe-inspiring time lapse work of The Upthink Lab was through their short film ICELANDIA. Amazingly, Doug Urqhart created the film on his wedding anniversary using a kit that fit into one backpack.
Now, the Upthink team shares their newest venture entitled Mountains in Motion: The Canadian Rockies. Watch the video below and check out the abuse they put their tripods through. We love it!
In My Bag | © 2013 David Keochkerian
Photographer David Keochkerian was drawn to Ambleteuse on the northern coast of France, not only for its beauty, but also for its history.
Henry VIII of England built two forts there. In a couple of years, they were taken over by Henry II of France. Later, Napoleon created a harbor there and during World War II, Vichy France built bunkers and a concentration camp on the site. What follows is Keochkerian’s recollections of his recent shoot there.
The Fortess | © 2013 David Keochkerian
Mercedes-Benz 300SL “Gullwing” | © 2013 Royce Rumsey
Royce Rumsey is an automotive photographer who frequently works with Mercedes-Benz USA, as well as Daimler AG GMbH. Here are his thoughts regarding some photos he’s shot using the Induro Hi-Hat, along with some behind-the-scenes shots of the tripod in action by his colleague assistant, Jon Haverstick.