What’s in my bag

By 30 OctoberGear, Shoots
Gavin Jowitt's location kit

As you can imagine, I have fine tuned my location kit over a number of years. This comprises of three bags and is the minimum I take on location for a corporate photography shoot. They key is to be able move all bags single handedly if need be. The only time this changes is when I’m flying, as the ThinkTank Airport Security is too big for carry-on. When flying, I’m more selective with lenses and split them and the bodies between a ThinkTank shoulder bag and back pack. I also aways carry a smaller bag in case I need to walk some distance or climb. Obviously, if I’m off to do a corporate portrait then I’m far more selective with what I take.

Gavin Jowitt's camera bag

ThinkTank Airport Security v2.0

  • Nikon D4
  • Nikon D3s or Nikon D800
  • AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED
  • AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G
  • AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G
  • AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G
  • AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
  • PC-E NIKKOR 24mm f/3.5D ED
  • AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
  • AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
  • AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
  • AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
  • Remote Cord, GPS Unit, spare batteries, memory cards, ND filters, gaffer tape, dust blower, Leatherman, LED torch, X-Rite ColorChecker Passport, suncream, Cliff Bars

Gitzo Tripod bag

  • Gitzo Carbon Fibre Tripod
  • Really Right Stuff ball head
  • 2 x Manfrotto 1052BAC light stands
Gavin Jowitt's lighting kit

 ThinkTank Logistics Manager

  • 4 x Nikon Speedlights SB-900
  • Nikon Speedlight Commander SU-800
  • Nikon TTL Remote Cord SC-28/SC-29
  • Nikon High Performance Battery Packs SD-9
  • Westcott Rapid Box – 26″ Octa Softbox
  • Profoto Softbox 1’x3’ with grid
  • 3 x Photoflex Convertible Umbrellas
  • 2 x Rogue 3-in-1 Honeycomb Grids
  • 64 x MAHA Powerex AA Rechargeable Batteries
  • 4 x Pocket Wizards
  • Manfrotto Magic Arm Kit
  • 2 x Manfrotto Justin Spring Clamps
  • Rosco Matt Black Cinefoil
  • 4 x Impact Umbrella Brackets
  • 4 x Frio Universal Locking Cold Shoes
  • 3 x Manfrotto Alu Mini Stands

Join the discussion 2 Comments

  • Doug says:

    Have you had a problem with the Airport Security v2.0 on domestic flights? I just purchased one based on pictures sent by ThinkTank of one in a United bag sizer. If there is a problem I sure don’t want to get to the plane door and be told my 500mm F4 and Canon Mk III, etc. will need to be gate checked. I’d cancel my trip in a heart beat.Can you imagine what would be left of my gear at destination?

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