A journal of my life as an editorial Photographer

What’s in Henry’s Bag

Whenever I tell someone I am a photographer, one of the first questions is, “what kind of camera do you use” and then asking about what else do I use. Well here it is, every piece of photographic equipment I own. Yeh its a lot of gear, but over the course of 25 years which each shoot I do I’m always thinking what were my limitations if any and is there something that will make my life easier.

Sometimes, a new company will reinvent wheel so to speak and come up with something that makes my life easier in the field. Two companies that come in mind are Lastolite and Thinktank. I’ll talk more about those in a later blog.

I certainly don’t use all this gear for every shoot. Each shoot has its own unique requirements and I gear up for each one appropriately. If your interested in purchasing these items, each is linked to Adorama, which I have been using for a long time.

Camera Bodies

Canon EOS-1d Mark II N

Leica D-LUX 4 Compact Digital Camera, 10.1MP

Canon Lenses

Canon EF 16 – 35mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM

Canon Extender EF 1.4x II

Camera Accessories

Canon NP-E3 Ni-MH Rechargeable Battery Pack

Canon NC-E2 100-240v Charger

Canon RS-80N3 Remote Switch

Tiffen 77mm 4x (0.6) Neutral Density Glass Filter

Tiffen 77mm 8x (0.9) Neutral Density Glass Filter

B + W 77mm Circular Polarizer Multi Coated Glass Filter

SanDisk 8 GB Extreme III Compact Flash Memory Card

SanDisk 4 GB Extreme IV Compact Flash Memory Card

SanDisk 16 GB Extreme III Compact Flash Memory Card

Giottos Rocket Air Blaster

Canon Flashes

Canon Speedlite 580EX II


SunPak 120J

Battery for sunpak

Flash Accessories

Pocket-Wizard Plus II Auto Sensing Smart Transceiver

Quantum Battery 1+

Quantum Module MB5 for Battery 1

Sekonic L-308S Flashmate, Flash and Ambient

HonlPhoto ¼-inch Honeycomb Speed Grid

HonlPhoto Speed Strap

Rosco Cinegel Rosco sun full CTO

Rosco Cinegel Roscosun 1/2 CTO


Dynalite M-1000WI 1000ws Power Pack with Built-in Pocket Wizard Digital Radio Receiver

Dynalite RP-1000 1000w/s Power Pack

Dynalite M-2000WI 2000ws Pack with Built-in Pocket Wizard Digital Radio Receiver

Dynalite MK10-2303, 2000WS System, with 2-MP1000 Power Packs, 3-MH2050 Flash Heads, 3 Umbrellas & Carry / Storage Case

Dynalite XP-1100 Battery Powered DC Power Inverter

Dynalite XP-11B Interchangeable Battery for the XP-1100

Dynalite MH2050 Blower Cooled 2000 watt Second Flash Head with 250 watt Modeling Lamp

Dynalite 7-inch Black Grid Spot Set, Set of Four

Dynalite 18′ Flash Head Extension Cable

Dynalite 35′ Flash Head Extension Cable

Dynalite 2000ws Quartz Flash Tube, for the 2040 and 1015 Flash Heads

Dynalite Grid Spot Holder

Dynalite Four Leaf Barn Door Set

Photoflex Connector for Dynalite

Lighting and Studio accessories

Photoflex Umbrella Convertible 60-inch

Westcott Apollo 28-inch Light Modifier with Recessed Front

Photoflex Light Weight 7.7′ Lightstand with 5/8-inch Mounting Stud, 4 Sections with 3 Risers, Black Anodized

Manfrotto 13′ Master Lightstand, 4 Section, 5/8-inch Stud with 1/4 x 20 Tip, Black Anodized

Grip Equipment

Manfrotto Spring Grip Clamp with Attached Flash Shoe

HonlPhoto Speed Gobo Flag / Barndoor / Bounce Card

Avenger 40-inch Black Extension Grip Arm

Manfrotto Super Clamp

Avenger 40-inch Century Lightstand Kit, with 10′ Double Riser C-Stand, Arm & Head in Black Steel

Avenger Black Mini Boom

Permacell Gaffer Tape 50 Yards x 2

Rosco Matte Black Cinefoil

Matthews 15 lb. Empty Cordura Sandbag, Orange

Camera Bags and Cases

Domke F-902 Super Accessory Equipment Pouch, Black

Domke F-1X Little Bit Bigger Camera Bag, Canvas, Black

Domke F-2 Original Camera Bag, Canvas, Black

Domke J-1 Journalist Camera Bag, Black

Think Tank Airport Security V2.0, Carry On Roller Bag

Pelican 1560 Watertight Hard Case with Cubed Foam Interior

Pelican 1510 Carry On Watertight Hard Case with Padded Dividers

Pelican 1200 Watertight Mini-S Hard Case with Foam Insert – Black

Pelican 1610 Watertight Hard Case with Cubed Foam

Various Accessories

Leatherman Wave Multi-Tool

Computer and Accessories

15-inch Macbook Pro

X-Rite Eye-One Display 2, Complete Monitor Color Profiling Solution

Monster High Performance USB to USB Mini-B Cable, 7 ft.

SanDisk Extreme IV Compact Flash Card I & II Reader

LaCie Rugged All-Terrain, 320 GB Pocket Hard Drive

LaCie Rugged All-Terrain, 500 GB Pocket Hard Drive

LaCie Rugged XL 1 TB External Hard Drive