What's in Your Bag, Alex Tsitouridis?

by Alex Tsitouridis

© Alex Tsitouridis

January 05, 2016

Every assignment is different, with different needs, so I change up what’s in my bag accordingly. For instance, when I shoot a destination wedding, I try to travel as light as possible. What I cannot live without is my lovely Canon 5D Mark III and the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM IS II and EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lenses. I always carry my Canon 580EX Speedlite and the Yongnuo YN-622C with the Yongnuo YN-622CTX Wireless Controller in my bag. I also always carry my Westcott Ice Lights and the Omega reflector as well as my Canon 5D Mark II as a backup camera. Having a backup camera is necessary if you want to call yourself a professional. With this gear I can shoot in every kind of lighting condition I might encounter. 

Of course when weight is not a problem, I have with me my Manfrotto tripod or monopod and the rest of my lenses—EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM, TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM— and the rest of my speed lights. 

To carry my gear, I use the Think Tank Photo Airport Roller Derby, which is a really great bag. The memory cards I prefer are the 32GB SanDisk CF Extreme PRO and the 32GB SanDisk SD Extreme PRO (which I use as a backup memory card in my camera). In my Canon 5D Mark III I have two slots for cards—one CF in which I write the RAW files and an SD in which I write a large JPG file just to be safe in case of card failure. 

• Canon 5D Mark III
• Canon 5D Mark II
• EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
• EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM IS II
• EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
• EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM
• TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift
• EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
• Three Canon 580EX Speedlites
• Two Westcott Ice Lights
• Lowel LD
• Yongnuo YN-622C
• Yongnuo YN-622C-TX
• Wireless Controller
• Omega Reflector
• iPad
• Two 13.3-inch MacBook Pros
• Two 27-inch iMacs
• Wacom Pen Tablet
• Think Tank Photo Airport
  Roller Derby
• Some SanDisk CF and SD cards
• Four Manfrotto tripods
• Manfrotto Monopod

Alex Tsitouridis is a successful and awarded wedding photographer located in Athens, Greece. He runs the fast-growing Stardust studio in Athens, which specializes in weddings, baptisms, newborn, boudoir, portfolio photos for professionals, portraits and more. 

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