Inside the camera bag of Karolina Wojtasik

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Karolina Wojtasik works in New York, Los Angeles and across the globe. Most recently she shot her signature portrait series in Siberia, Africa, and India.

She specializes in Portraits, Entertainment, Advertising and commissioned photography. Her work has been featured in key art campaigns for leading television networks and magazines. She has photographed countless celebrities and her portraits are featured in high-end personal collections.

In 2012, she was selected to show her “India” series at the world renowned Art Basel in Miami and was featured in a solo show with Gallery I/D. Her work is part of a permanent collection at the prominent Martin Z. Marguilies Collection in the Wynwood Art District in Miami.

Karolina graduated from the International Center of Photography. Born in Warsaw, Poland, she resides in Brooklyn, NY. [Official Website]

What’s in your camera bag?

1.Canon Mark IV
2.Canon Mark III (backup)
3.Sony Alpha 7r ii
4.Metabones T smart adaptor (for sony)
5.Canon L-series 50mm prime
6.Canon L-series 70-200mm (2.8/f)
7.Canon L-series 24-70mm
8.ND filters to accomodate all lenses
9.Contex TLA 200 flash
10.Pocket Wizard Plus III & Profoto Air Remote TTL-C

11.3 Profoto B1 500 watt moonlights with backup batteries
12.Small LED with custom soft overlay
13.Elinchrom 39″ Rotalux deep
14.Umbrella
15.2 monfroto kickers
16.CTO
17.Backup batteries
18.Mac Book Pro
19.3 Lacie 1TB drives

What’s the most surprising thing you carry?

I’m always shocked at how often I need and use a piece of CTO.

What is the one thing you couldn’t live without?

Obviously one of my camera’s but outside of that I would say the ND filters, they almost always come in handy and allow to really bring the f-stop down on bright days.

What are some of the details that you find essential for your style of bags?

I’m actually shopping around for a new bag now, with the amount of travel I do they really don’t have a long life. I would say a essential feature is be able to hold my computer comfortably and something that sits well on my back for long days.

What are the important things for protecting your camera gear?

I used to use a pelican case but it it’s just me it becomes a lot of bag that doesn’t hold enough gear so I moved over to the rolling tenba. Water resistance is key if you are in the field a lot.

Can you give me the essential carry kit when traveling the globe (bags, accessories etc.)?

I think it tends to a very personal item depending on what you carry and how you shoot, if you don’t travel with lights your setup would be much more minimal. I think it’s key to have waterproof gear and back ups of essential pieces i.e. lenses, camera and drives. You never know what will go down when you are 2,000 miles from home.

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