Inside My Digital camera Bag | Adam Wells

Hey! I’m Adam Wells, a Seattle-based photographer, and filmmaker all for humanity’s relationship to the pure world. I really like working with journey, design, and life-style purchasers who share a mutual set of values which might be rooted in environmental stewardship and group.

After I studied structure on the College of Michigan, pictures was nonetheless only a pastime. Like plenty of children within the digital age, I discovered the right way to shoot by forcing myself to work with the previous Nikon FM I discovered in my dad’s closet. It got here on each journey by school and into my first job at Topo Designs, an out of doors backpack and attire model based mostly in Denver, Colorado.

That’s the place my pictures started to seek out focus and objective.

In 2015, I formally started working as an impartial photographer full-time and as a younger twenty-something, pictures was my car for touring and experiencing the world. I labored with manufacturers like CLIF Bar and REI in new and much away locations, from Africa to Europe and Nicaragua to Japan.

When taking pictures, I hunt down unscripted moments the place symmetry and vitality line as much as create nostalgic magnificence. Though I shoot most of my industrial work on Canon’s EF and RF techniques (5D Mark IV, R5, C70) it’s closely influenced by my private work taking pictures on 35mm movie.

At present I’m sharing my light-weight, analog journey package – all of which inserts neatly right into a Peak Design 6L Sling.


Contax G2 – me and my beautiful digital rangefinder are each kids of the ’90s. I like it for its compact measurement and wickedly quick autofocus. This makes it extraordinarily versatile and ultimate for candid moments on the transfer.

Kyocera T Proof 35mm f/3.5 – this weather-sealed level and shoot provides a singular focal size to my package and simply matches in my pocket. Its on-camera flash packs a punch, which I really like utilizing as a fill-in with harsh daylight.


So as of free choice I hold the next lenses in Contax’s G system in my package:

Zeiss Biogon 28mm f/2.8
Zeiss Biogon 45mm f/2
Zeiss Biogon 90mm f/2.8


Contax TLA 200 Flash with an extension wire – I get pleasure from utilizing this flash each on and off-body.


Peak Design 6L On a regular basis Sling – tiny however mighty I discover this bag to have an ideal kind issue, helpful pockets, and padded dividers to maintain my gear protected and simply accessible.

Peak Design Cuff Wrist Strap – I usually ditch this and simply stuff the T-Proof in my pocket however on events the place some scrambling or dicey maneuvers are concerned I really like Peak Design’s snap system that enables me to pop this on and off with ease if I would like further gear safety.

Gordy’s Leather-based Neck Strap – as a lot as I’m a Peak Design fanboy the simplicity of those straps is undeniably attractive and truly takes up much less house than every other strap I’ve used, making an actual distinction in a light-weight package.

{Hardware} & Software program

Photograph Mechanic – I exploit this for culling giant numbers of digital information, basically deciding what I import into Lightroom utilizing the tag function and a few preliminary star rankings. This helps hold my Lightroom Catalogs from getting slowed down with extra information.

Lightroom Basic – past correcting the horizon line and a few primary cropping I don’t edit my movie photographs very a lot in any respect. I discover it very helpful for organizing my archives and seeing all the things in a single place. I additionally love doing side-by-side comparisons of digital with analog photos and toying with the colour changes to seek out correct movie emulation for my digital work.

Publicity 7 – I exploit this to push my digital work even nearer to movie emulation utilizing a few of their customized gentle leaks, lens flares, and washes.


Kodak Portra 400 – though there are events after I use different movie shares, Kodak’s Portra 400 is my go-to. It gives heat, low distinction colours and nice pores and skin tone in quite a lot of lighting situations.

Heliopan 8 star Filter – each infrequently I like manipulating solar flares with this man.

To maintain issues recent I normally have Orbit Cool Mints and a few Tea Tree Toothpicks tucked in my bag plus a GoMacro bar to beat again any starvation whereas out and about.

Remaining Phrases

Pictures has turn out to be a lifelong observe of thoughtfully noticing and taking the chance to decelerate and respect the ever-unfolding magnificence that’s throughout. I think about anybody studying this has shared comparable experiences?

What a blessing and pleasure it’s and continues to be in my life.

If you happen to’re ever in Seattle don’t hesitate to drop me a line, I’m at all times up for espresso and cameras! | @ajwells

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