In your bag 754, Matt Bosco
Young Matt has been kind enough to share two of his bag/setups with us (though they look like the same one to me). Come and have a look.
My name is Matt Bosco, I am 16 years old and am residing in a town about an hour away from Toronto, Ontario. I have been messing around with cameras since I was about 12. Anyway here are two of my bags, or odds and ends. i also have a bag oriented to shoot bmx/skateboarding or anything that I get payed for. Before I start, I would like to give shout outs to Kodak for making Portra and the Skate Perception RPD homies! I mostly shoot photos of my friends and of interesting places or things. I am starting to work with more girls tpo shoot portraits and portraits which I’m super stoked on doing currently. I also shoot a lot of bmx/skateboarding stuff, for pay I shoot photos at a local indoor soccer league and assist the occasional wedding. I also have a part time job outside of photography.
Canon AE-1, Canon 50mm F/1.8, Neck Strap // This was my first camera, I have been shooting with it ever since I got it. Really enjoy slinging it around my back and going out for a cruise on my bike with one camera. I usually shoot whatever I have in it but I do prefer to use a 400 speesd version of Portra, Superia or HP5 PLUS.
Olympus Stylus Epic, Lanyard, Leather Case // This is my favorite camera I own, it is always in my backpack when I go to school or out anywhere. Small in size and light, superb lens, no lens cap for me to loose. My everyday camera. Again, I use whatever I have film wise in it but I have been shooting a lot of HP5 400 lately or any other B/W i can get my hands on.
Yashica D, Leather Case // I recently acquired this camera for $25 at a thrift store. Its alright but I wish I had kept my Mat 124G which I sold for something else. I do enjoy TLR’s though, pretty light and easy to use with huge results. I bought a bunch of expired Portra from a buddy, I love Portra for 120.
Fujifilm X100 // Best digital camera I have ever owned, hands down. I use it for pretty much everything now, paired with VSCO Film it produces great stuff. I’ve got an old strap on it right now but would like to get a Gordys Strap. It also have the lenshood and adapter plus a new lens cap on it.
SD Cards, (3) Extra Batteries // I always put the batteries in backwards, haha. They power the camera and store stuff so I can put it on my computer. Got the think tank case at some camera show, those guys are cool too.
Sekonic L-358, 120 and 35mm Film, Lenspen // Essentials. Lenspens keep stuff frosty. I obviously need 35mm and 120 film to use these cameras, here Ive got a couple rolls of expired Portra 160 and 400vc. The only camera that needs the lightmeter is the Yashica D, so thats what I use that for. I also use it with my x100, shooting portraits and such.
Wescott 5-in-1 Reflector, Sekonic L-358, Lenspen // I actually just ought this because it was on sale and its to cold to shoot portraits right now so it wont get on use until the spring. I use the lightmeter with this camera quite a bit especially for portraits, metering the face to get the perfect constant exposure and the of course Lenspen again.
Leather Fanny Pack // I found it at my grandparents place, it fits everything kind of well but it will have to do for now. Just incase anyone is wondering, I don’t actually wear it like a fanny pack. I would like to get a ONA Bowery insert though.
Poler Stuff Day Pack // Super great bag for any situation, I use it every day for school and also to hold my fanny pack and a couple other cameras/accessories.
So yeah, thanks for reading this! Check out my work and follow me on social networks.
Thanks for sharing your gear with us Matt. Heh heh, you said fanny. Ahhh, North American English is funny.
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