Gear


What’s In Your Bag, Heidi Browne?

December 27, 2017

By Heidi Browne

Photo © Heidi Browne

I like to shoot with a really light gear load because it helps me stay mobile. I usually rely on natural light, so I rarely use artificial lighting—I only use my speed light when I'm doing a nighttime shoot where flash is part of the creative direction.

Most of my work that you see on my site is shot on the 50mm or the 35mm lens. Those are my two favorites because the camera seems to disappear in the final images and you get a sense that you are actually there. However, I do like having a variety of focal lengths at my disposal when I show up to a shoot. You never know what a particular location might call for. And sometimes, I will grab a few film shots on my grandpa's Olympus for my personal work.

Photo © Heidi Browne

The List

CAMERA: Canon 5D Mark IV
LENSES: Sigma 20mm f/1.4 Art, Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Art, Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art, Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art, Canon 85mm f/1.2, Rokinon 24mm T-S f/3.5
LIGHTING: Canon 600EX Speedlite with remote
BAG: ONA Brixton in leather
ACCESSORIES: Great State Strap Co

not pictured:
- Backup body (another Canon 5D Mark IV)
- Olympus OM-2
- Westcott reflector
- CF cards
- 15-inch MacBook Pro


Heidi Browne is part of the New York-based wedding photography company Forged in the North, which she runs with her husband Ryan. She captured Rangefinder's June 2017 cover for the Social Issue: