Ditch Auto Photography Challenge Week 8 Gear Bag

Week #8 – Our Gear Bag – Photo Challenge

In Photography by Jerad HillLeave a Comment

This week’s challenge is going to be a bit different. The challenge to get out and take photos is still here this week, but for this week’s challenge, I would like you to photograph your gear bag or something that you carry with you often. This is not to see who has the most or the best gear, this is to help start discussions around what gear we use and why we carry it with us.

My gear bag can look completely different depending on what I plan to shoot. I have a smaller bag that I use when I just want to have a camera around and I have large bags that I use to travel for commercial photography jobs. Besides photography gear, I also have a few things I carry on myself that I enjoy. I try to stay minimal, but I also like to be functional and be prepared.

Check out this week’s video on the topic of Our Gear and Every Day Carry.

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Upload your Week #8 challenge photos to the new Album in the Ditch Auto Group: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1442451435778720&type=1

If you post your photos to your social media accounts, use the hashtag #ditchautochallenge

Here are a few example photos of Gear and Every Day Carry items I have taken.

Jerad's Video Gear Bag Mindshift Gear

Sony a6300 + Zeiss Loxia 35mm – 1/160, f/2, ISO 500

Nixon Android Smart Watch

Google Pixel XL – 1/1502, f/2, ISO 50

Sony a7rII + Zeiss Loxia Lens

Google Pixel XL – 1/200, f/2, ISO 230

Spyderco Paramilitary 2 Knife

Sony a6500 + Sony FE 55mm – 1/1000, f/1.8, ISO 200

ZT Knife + Carbon Holster

Sony a7rII + Sony FE 24-70mm GM – 1/200, f/2.8, ISO 800

Please challenge yourself to take new photos this week. I am sure you have some fantastic photos that fit the challenge but the goal of this challenge is to get out and take new photos.

Feel free to take all week to work on this challenge. There is no hurry. The reason I am launching new challenges on Monday is so that you have all week to think about the challenge and how you want to execute it in the form of a photo.

If you have not already, please watch the Ditch Auto Weekly Photo Challenge kick-off video and the rules video to better understand what this challenge is about. See those videos here: https://gearandlight.com/ditchauto/announcing-ditch-auto-weekly-photo-challenge/

When you have created the image you want to submit for the challenge, return to the Facebook group and upload it as a comment under the post for this challenge. This challenge will be pinned to the group all week, so it should be the top most post in the group.

If you post your photo or other photos from the challenge to your social media profiles such as Instagram, make sure to use the hashtag #DitchAutoChallenge in your post.

Good luck! If you have any questions, please ask them in the comments below this post or on Facebook in the group under the post for this week’s challenge. I am super excited to see what you all come up with. I will be out doing this challenge with all of you this week. See you in the Facebook Group.

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