Inside the camera bag of photographer Emma Wood

  • Nikon lenses that photographer Emma Wood uses

My photography gear with Emma Wood

I don’t have an enormous amount of gear, but I do use and utilize everything that I have.  My office space is pretty basic, and since we’re renting at the moment, it’s not easy to make a space your own.  But I have all that I need and it’s my own little corner of the house.

My gear:

Nikon camera that photographer Emma Wood uses

Nikon lenses that photographer Emma Wood uses

1.  Nikon D700 with my 50mm 1.4D attached:  (Instagram picture, since I don’t have a back up camera)  I’m unlucky with 50mm’s, although I do love the focal length.  This one is having focus problems so I don’t use it much.

2.  Nikon Macro 105mm  2.8G: I call this my ‘therapy lens’ since I find macro so calming and it’s something I usually shoot when I’m alone.

3.  Nikon 85mm 1.4D: My favorite lens of all.  I use this most of the time because it’s my most reliable lens, very sharp and produces fantastic bokeh.

4.  Nikon 20mm 2.8D:  This was inherited from the lovely Sarah Wilkerson so I think it might have a bit of magic in it.

5.  Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 optic:  I use this when I want something a little bit different or dreamier.  I also have the double glass optic.

My office:

desk and office space of photographer Emma Wood

desktop of photographer Emma Wood

6.  Ketti bag CM’s special edition:  I LOVE this bag more than any other!  It’s lightweight, comfortable and so cute.  I get so many compliments on it and it’s put my Epiphanie Ginger out of action.

7.  My lovely iMac.  I literally kissed this when I unpacked it after it’s journey from Oz earlier this year. I love editing on such a big screen, it’s like processing at the cinema.

8.  Erin Condren Planner.  What every girl needs to keep her organized and I love how you can customize your own cover.

9.  My very much needed lamp.  It’s permanently on because it’s often very dark here in the winter months in England.

10.  Top drawer full of camera accessories, self timer, lens cleaners, battery charger, rolls of film and a Mamiya 645 that I’ve yet to put to use.

11.  Latte from my spectacular Nespresso machine.

Five Random things about me:

1.  I’m extremely scatty.  My Grandmother always used to tell me “you’d loose your head if it wasn’t screwed on” and I think she was right.

2.  Some things make me shiver, such as kiwi fruit and wooden ice-lolly sticks.

3.  I was an Army brat and attended 27 different schools as a child.  I don’t think I was ever in one place for more then 2 years at a time and I’ve lived in Germany, Canada, Cyprus, America, Australia and England.  I’m about to add another Country to that list as we plan to move to the UAE next year.

4.  I have a few obsessions including laundry detergent, shampoo, scarves and tea (earl grey preferably).

5.  My kids all think I’m a wind-up merchant.  I’m quite good at keeping a serious face while playing a practical joke but they’re all pretty wise to me now, dang it!

About the Author:

Emma currently resides in England with her pilot husband and 5 of their 7 children, the older kids are now off studying. Despite discovering photography as a means to document her children’s lives within the past few years, she has always had a love for photography, “particularly black and white which stems from my love of black and white films when I was a child.” Emma arms herself with a Nikon D700, a variety of prime lenses and a Lensbaby.


  1. Lisa Benemelis Dec 12 2012 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    I’m so glad we get to take a peek into your world. 🙂 I love the artwork on your wall! 🙂 Oh, wooden popsicle sticks makes me shutter too.

    Loved getting to read about you, Emma! <3

  2. heidi Dec 12 2012 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    Love your work Emma, and loved getting a peek inside!

  3. Holly Thompson Dec 12 2012 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    Emma, you are one of my favorite CMers. You’ve touched my heart on numerous occasions and it is delightful to get a peek inside of your world. Your art is stunning and your heart is huge. Thank you for sharing!

  4. rachael myers Dec 12 2012 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    Emma is one of my favorites to follow! I love this post! 🙂 She has come so far in really such a short amount of time – true talent is what it is. And I love seeing what she shoots with 🙂 Thanks for the great post!

  5. Megan Dec 12 2012 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    It was so fun to read this, Emma! Adore your work and always look forward to seeing it on the DP 🙂

  6. mommaceleste (Celeste Pav) Dec 12 2012 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    I love your work and love getting to see where you ‘work’! Great getting to know you better!! <3

  7. Melissa Dec 12 2012 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    Emma, I just adore you! This post makes me want to meet you all the more. But….what is a wooden ice lolly stick?! :giggle

  8. corinne Dec 12 2012 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    Emma, so lovely to see your new work space. So nice and neat! 😉 Love it. xo

  9. Emma Wood Dec 12 2012 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    Corinne – it is neat isn’t it 😉 Miss you lovely friend x And thank you so much everyone <3

  10. corinne m Dec 12 2012 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    loved reading about you 🙂 I can’t stand wooden popsicle sticks either! Or the wooden spoons the ice cream man gives. *shiver!*

  11. Sarah Vaughn Dec 12 2012 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    Wonderful!!! I loved reading more about you and where you work. I was so excited to see you were being featured!

  12. Kim Kravitz Dec 12 2012 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    What a great feature! Thanks for sharing! 😀

  13. Courtney Dec 12 2012 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    SO enjoyed reading more about you!!! You are so talented and amazing. You also must be SUPERMOM with 7 kiddos! They are very lucky!

  14. Gwen Dec 12 2012 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    Funny, I don’t mind the sticks in popsicles so much. But the flat wooden spoons to eat ice cream…oh no, I shudder just thinking about it.

  15. Kori Hiser Dec 12 2012 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    I loved getting reading this! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Rachel Potter Dec 12 2012 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    So fun to peek, Emma!

  17. jodi Dec 12 2012 at 10:55 pm - Reply

    LOVE this, emma! it’s super fun to see a peek into your life!

  18. Heather Wolff Dec 13 2012 at 8:38 am - Reply

    It was fun to look through your website. The pictures of your children are gorgeous!

  19. jennifer Dec 13 2012 at 10:13 pm - Reply

    I loved learning more about you Emma! You’re so sweet and I just adore your work!

  20. Kim Dec 16 2012 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    Emma, I loved learning more about you and can’t believe you have the same reaction to wooden popsicle sticks! Makes my teeth hurt to think of biting into one 🙂

  21. Lacey Dec 18 2012 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    I love learning more about you, Emma! You’re such a favorite of mine! <3

  22. Kristen Russo Dec 18 2012 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    It was lovely learning more about you!

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  25. Patti Margarita Jul 14 2014 at 10:47 am - Reply

    I love Emma and follow her on social media. I enjoy seeing your work almost daily! Good to get to know you better! (Though this is an older post, I found it as a recommendation based on a post I was reading)

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