Inside the camera bag of photographer Elle Walker

  • camera accessories from online photography workshop instructor Elle Walker

Inside the camera bag of photographer Elle Walker

My photography gear with Elle Walker

Nikon photography gear of online photography workshop instructor Elle Walker

1. Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 – I’ve only had this lens for about a month, but it is becoming a fast favorite! I love it for it’s versatility in length when playing outdoors with busy kiddos.

2. Nikon D700 (gripped), with 50mm 1.4G – I love this combo!! After upgrading to full frame last year, I am loving the 50mm length so much more for indoor work.

3. Lensbaby Composer Pro – This lens never fails to get me out of a creativity slump!! I adore the mood it helps to create, and also the process of manually focusing.

4. Nikon 105 f/2.8 Macro – Another amazing lens for inspiring me out of a slump. This is one of my sharpest lenses by far, and while quite slow for something like portraiture, the results are well worth it.

5. Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6 – I use this predominantly on my Nikon D90 (not pictured), for landscape, lifestyle and fine art work. I love being able to get super wide by using a crop sensor!

6. Nikon 105mm f/2 DC – The bokeh I get from this lens is AMAZING!! I don’t use it often, as I find it a little long for my style – but when I do I am always happy with the results.

Canon AE-1 film camera from online photography workshop instructor Elle Walker

7. CANON AE-1 Film Camera – This was my Pop’s camera when I was growing up – he used to have macro lessons in the garden when we visited. I’ve only shot a couple of rolls with it so far, but I hope to use it more this year.

3 Annies camera bag of Australian photographer Elle Walker

8. 3Annies ‘Audrey Lu’ Camera Bag – I adore the space in this bag, and the colors make it a firm favorite. The external pockets are generous enough to carry all the little trinkets my kids want to bring along when we go for a walk, and the iPad pocket comes in handy, too.

desk area and hangings of Australian photograph Elle Walker

9. Photo Display Board – I love how interchangeable this is, leaving me with no excuses not to print my photos! At the moment it is still being used to hold my CMer Christmas Cards 😉

10. Chalk board/Magnet board – Handy for all those little reminders and ‘to-do’ lists, or to display the kiddo’s artwork.

camera accessories from online photography workshop instructor Elle Walker

11. Velbon Tripod – I’ve had this tripod for a long time, and it’s never missed a beat! I keep it handy most of the time, as a reminder to try and capture more of our ‘everyday’ together.

12. Expodisc (neutral) – I received this as a Christmas gift, and so far I am loving the results! It’s super easy to clip on and use, and makes processing so much quicker!

13. 5 in 1 Reflector – I don’t use this as much as I would like to, however I plan to make a habit of taking it out more. At the moment I tend to use the black side the most, to absorb light when creating dramatic light situations indoors.

office area of Australian photographer and workshop instructor Elle Walker

14. 15″ Macbook Pro – I’ve had this for just over two years now, and am still so so happy with it. I do all my editing on it, and really like that it can come with us whenever we go away, allowing me to put my images straight into LR no matter where we are.

15. iPhone 5 – The iPhone’s are the reason I first made the switch to Mac. Now I’m hooked! It took me a while to get used to the bigger screen of the 5, but coming from the iPhone 3 the camera and speed were hug improvements!

16. Wacom Intuos 5 Tablet (Medium) – Another Christmas gift that I’m yet to try out properly – but I’m sure once I have the time to play with it I will enjoy using it. The trackpad on the MBP is a little limiting at times!!

We have a fairly small house, so my workspace is basically a desk against a wall in the living area – where I can be a part of whatever is going on at the time.

I’ve had the little table that I use as a desk for the last ten years. It was originally purchased to serve as a kitchen bench and dining table in our first (teeny tiny) house. My Mum and Dad got it from a local second hand store, and I still love it!

5 things you may not know about Australian photographer and online fine art workshop instructor Elle Walker

About the Author:

Lover of everything outdoorsy including horse riding, wakeboarding, snowboarding, and sunshine, Elle has a passion for capturing unposed, natural, emotive, timeless, and often moody in between moments with her Nikon D700, prime lenses, and a lensbaby composer. Elle is the instructor for CPS’s Fine Art and Visual Expression and The Art of Portraiture workshops and describes her photography history she says, “My Pop had a love for macro and landscape photography, and used to spend hours with me in the garden, teaching me how to focus, or compose an image. As a child, I always loved art – but while drawing was what came naturally to most of my family, photography was my passion.” She also enjoys exploring and laughing with her husband and three children when she’s not divulging in skinny, double shot lattes and her Yaya’s quince paste. Visit Elle Walker online.


  1. Shari Barnes Feb 28 2013 at 11:42 am - Reply

    My camera bag contents are very similar! I currently have a lensbaby, but am thinking of upgrading to the Composer Pro. I would love to know if Elle uses the double glass optic, sweet 35 or Edge 80 with hers. I am trying to decide which one to get.

    • Elle Feb 28 2013 at 5:22 pm - Reply

      Hi Shari! I love my Lensbaby, too <3 The Lensbaby pictured here is the Composer Pro, however I just got the Edge 80 this week and so far am loving the results!

  2. Melissa Stottmann Feb 28 2013 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    I loveeeeeeee the simplicity of your office… Less is so much more!!

  3. heidi Feb 28 2013 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    Loved seeing your gear and space!!!! 🙂

  4. Megan Cieloha Feb 28 2013 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    I want to live on a farm, too. And- I love your table/desk!!

  5. Lisa (Tout Petit Pixel) Feb 28 2013 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    Oooooh I love your space, Elle!! And I’m so proud to see my New Year card up there <3 <3

  6. corinne Mar 01 2013 at 1:48 am - Reply

    Loved peeking into your bag!! I love that you have an australian (company) bag!!
    Love your work space!! <3 <3 <3

  7. Ally Mar 01 2013 at 2:37 am - Reply

    I love your office space! Such pretty colors.

  8. Emma Wood Mar 01 2013 at 4:28 am - Reply

    Oooh – I spy my christmas card too! I LOVE your space Elle, my favorite colors and just like you, classic and beautiful. <3

  9. Lucy K. Mar 01 2013 at 9:20 am - Reply

    Lovely workspace!

  10. Kristy Mar 01 2013 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    Love it all Elle!!!! I want that bag 😉

  11. Anne Mar 04 2013 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    Love this, Elle. Your workspace is so “you”. <3

  12. Jodi Mar 05 2013 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    eek! love this peek into your life and space, elle! and i’m envying that little succulent plant on your desk!

  13. Ramon Mar 17 2013 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    enjoyed the peek into your world and looking at your work. also enjoy CMPro Podcast and site. even though it’s women only, I learn a lot.

    • Clickin Moms Mar 17 2013 at 3:04 pm - Reply

      While the majority of our members our women, men are on the forum and welcome as well.

  14. Stacey Haslem Oct 25 2013 at 12:26 am - Reply

    I love perking into your world Elle!! How fun to have four generations around you! I love your workspace too! I look forward to meeting you – hopefully sooner than later!!

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