Back trouble is what I think of when I see what I carry to one shoot. And this is not even all of it:
- Light stands
- Lighting stuff: speedlites, pocketwizards, etc
- Big backdrop stand
- Small backdrop stand
- Additional Camera gear
In addition, I carry:
- Two more cameras
- Camera bag
So when people wonder why a shoot costs hundreds of dollars, this is why. A photographer is prepared for everything (No power? Then use speedlights. You also want formals? Then I set up the backdrop. One camera breaks? Then I grab another. Long lens no good? Then I use a shorter one. Batteries dead? Then I grab replacements.)
The only problem is my back. Price to pay!
Today, at 10:30, I shoot in an office building in Toronto, on the 35th, 37th and 38th floor. And so far, I have been unable to find an assistant for the shoot, so if you’re interested, give me a call before 10am!
And here is my car. You can probably see why I need that assistant!