Inside the camera bag of photographer Sarah Phillips

Inside the camera bag of photographer Sarah Phillips

My photography gear with Sarah Phillips

what's in the camera bag of Nikon photographer Sarah Phillips

1. I love my Ketti Bag! This is my second one and I carry it every day, even when I don’t have my camera with me.

2. I use the Kelly Moore classic when I shoot on location. It has more compartments and is easier to get things in and out of than my Ketti.

3. I can’t believe how much time I spent cloning dust spots from the sky! The Giottos Large Rocket Air Blaster is easy to use and is great for getting rid of sensor dust!

4. My main body is a Nikon D700 (I also have a D7000 that I used to take these pictures).

5. I use a Gary Fong Lightsphere when I am unable to bounce my flash.

6. Love the Photovision Calibration Target for setting custom white balance and exposure.

7. The Hahnel Giga T Pro 300’ Wireless Trigger is a relatively inexpensive trigger set.

8. Using a Lens pen to clean your lens is more effective and probably safer than my former method of blowing on it and wiping it with the corner of my shirt.

9. Lensbaby

10. The Nikon 85 1.8 and 50 1.4 (not shown, using to take these pics) are my go to primes.

11. The Nikon 24-70 2.8 is on my camera 85% of the time. I love the versatility of this lens.

12. I bought the Nikon 80-200 2.8 primarily for weddings. It’s an affordable alternative to the 70-200 2.8. It’s heavy though!

13. Cyber Syncs

14. I have two Nikon SB 800’s that I use for on and off camera flash.

15. 4 and 8 gig Sandisk memory cards are my card of choice.

16. I use rechargeable Duracel batteries in my speedlights.

17. I always have a handful of business cards on me.

simple desk space of photographer Sarah Phillips

5 things you may not know about photographer Sarah Phillips

About the Author:

Located in Boston’s North Shore, Sarah loves to spend a casual day with her husband, 3 kids and if friends are included it makes for a huge bonus. She’s always loved taking pictures but the photography bug hit big time a few years ago and the rest is history. Currently, she shoots with a Nikon D700, D300 and various lenses. Visit Sarah Phillips online.


  1. Sarah Phillips Apr 30 2012 at 7:33 am - Reply

    Nicole, those came from Mpix Pro.

    Thanks, Nina! I'm looking forward to the workshop too!

  2. Ashley Spaulding Apr 30 2012 at 7:48 am - Reply

    Just when I think I know you…you share that you've been hit by Danny Devito! 😉 Thanks for sharing your gear and your workspace with us, Sarah! By the way, my workspace is super fancy like yours…but it works!

  3. Crystal Apr 30 2012 at 7:52 am - Reply

    So fun! I love these…love seeing other people's spaces!

  4. megan moore Apr 30 2012 at 10:12 am - Reply

    Oooh, I like your new Ketti! Loved reading this, S. 🙂

  5. Nicole Apr 30 2012 at 11:30 am - Reply

    I’d love to know where she gets her business cards printed!

  6. Lisa Benemelis Apr 30 2012 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing more about you, Sarah. It's always so much fun for us to peek in your bag and learn little things like…oh, I was hit by Danny Devito. 😉 Thank you for all you bring to CM. <3

  7. Mindy Apr 30 2012 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    So fun to read about you and your gear! I loved seeing your workspace too – proof you don't need a big shiny office to create amazing images!

  8. Kim Lane Apr 30 2012 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    Sarah, loved reading about you. I have a small space too – I love that it's a cabinet I can tuck away from the kids 🙂

    And when Danny DeVito bumps you with his car, you can rest assured you will always have an ice breaker for the next 50 years. In fact, when I go to work tomorrow and doing introductions in a new group, I may tell them, hey, I KNOW a girl who was hit by Danny Devito. 😉 I love it!!

  9. Hannah Jenkins Apr 30 2012 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    Loved seeing your space! Mine looks about the same. Small table next to my bed, big computer and lots of personal stuff laying around. I never edit at the studio! lol You are such a cool Lady and I know that first hand!

  10. Michelle Kirnan Apr 30 2012 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    This was so FUN! Thanks so much for sharing not only what is in your bag, but also a bit about you!

  11. heidi May 01 2012 at 5:14 am - Reply

    Loved seeing/reading this!!! 🙂

  12. jodi May 01 2012 at 8:29 am - Reply

    loved seeing a peek inside your gear, your space, and your life, sarah!!! thanks for the great share!

  13. Jo May 02 2012 at 5:47 am - Reply

    Had to laugh — I can't dive either! Thanks for the share, Sarah!

  14. Mara Vaughan May 02 2012 at 6:44 am - Reply

    Love the little fact about yourself that you can't dive – I am the same way! It totally freaks me out. Thanks for sharing with us!

  15. Amii May 02 2012 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    Danny DeVito??? Loved getting to know you more!! Had no idea you were Polish!

  16. Shannon Wilkinson May 02 2012 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    Awww, Sarah. I loved reading your five things about you. Was Danny DeVito mortified that he had hit you?

  17. Lynne May 03 2012 at 5:17 am - Reply

    You're awesome, Sarah P!!! <3<3

  18. celestejones May 03 2012 at 6:06 am - Reply

    it's so neat to get to you more. i also can't believe that you have been hit, not once, but twice and then by danny devito…we need to hear more about that story…

    we need a play date:)

  19. Krista Campbell May 06 2012 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    Sarah, you are all kinds of awesome! Love you and your work!

  20. katie w. May 06 2012 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    Yes, what happened after he hit you? What a wild story, and that you have been hit twice!! And thanks so much for sharing about all the gear :).

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