In your bag No: 731 – Andrea Di Lorenzo


by Bellamy /

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In your bag 731, Andrea Di Lorenzo
A professional food photographer, a bag and a cat…Wow. Andrea shares his  professional work bag with us. Check it out.

My name is Andrea Di Lorenzo, I’m a food photographer based in Rome, Italy.

I generally work on location, high-end restaurants, vineyards, resorts and luxury hotels, and, I must admit, I’m the kind of photographer who is used to back up a lot of things in his bag! :D


In this days I work with a Canon 5D MarkIII (but I always travel with a backup camera, 5D MarkII, and a Micro 4/3 Fuji X10) and a couple of lenses: the Canon 24-105 f4 and the Canon 100 Macro f2.8. This is the basic setting but, as you can imagine, I prefer to be safe than sorry! So, let me introduce you to my other friends: Canon 16-28 f2.8, Canon 50 f1.8 and Canon 70-200 f2.8. You don’t know what you can find on your way nowadays!

Being a food photographer means that I have to work a lot with the light, both natural and artificial: I always carry with me two small flashes, the Canon 430EXII and the Nikon SB-900, a 126 LED light panel, a small light-box, a tripod, a monopod, radio syncro-flash, battery charger and a polarizer.

Then I have my agenda, pens, 2 CF cards waterproof bag, 4 Canon 5D batteries, a bunch of AA batteries, a Rode Stereo Mic and other little stuff. The cat is not included in my bag! :D

By the way: I’m actually working with a Lowepro Pro Runner 450 AW Nero. Not very satisfied with it, I think I’m going to change it with another one. Any advice?

My photography can be followed here

Best regards!

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9 comments on “In your bag No: 731 – Andrea Di Lorenzo”

    Berno December 21, 2013 at 4:50 pm / Reply

    Nice bag! I can advice the Kata 3n1 sling bag! Good quality and fits verry Well diferent needs.

      Andrea Di Lorenzo December 21, 2013 at 7:40 pm /

      Thank you Berno! I like Kata’s bag but, as you wrote, I got different needs and that’s too little for me. BTW, is a nice bag!

    ZDP-189 December 21, 2013 at 6:51 pm / Reply

    Your gear looks like the contents of my Pelican case, aside from the 100 macro, as I use it mostly for event photography when organisers demand a big, professional-looking camera. I can thank the 5D Mark II and the ‘unique’ colours/ white balance it delivers for being the main catalyst that rekindled my then dormant love of film photography.

    Otherwise, I tend to use a amaller sensor camera for macro photography, mostly for the depth of field that it offers.

    How well does the SB-900 Speedlight work with Canon E-TTL II, or does it go on the M4/3 Fuji X20? I have the standard 2/3″ sensor version, which I pair with a Fujifilm EF-42. I can’t find a wireless trigger for it though.

      Andrea Di Lorenzo December 21, 2013 at 7:34 pm /

      Hi ZDP-189!

      I’m not a heavy user of Canon TTL, I generally use both flashes on Manual mode, setting the power myself.
      Once I used the SB900 on my FujiX10… it was quite unbalanced! :D Did you try the CACTUS Triggers? I’m very happy with them and they work smoothly on both Fuji and Canon cameras.

      Andrea Di Lorenzo December 21, 2013 at 7:41 pm /

      BTW, love the Pelican case, but they’re too bulky to carry with you (unless you need them in difficult countries).

    Jason Roehner December 23, 2013 at 10:55 am / Reply

    I would suggest Gura Gear backpacks — I have a really similar kit for architecture with two bodies, 6 flashes, 6 lenses, transceivers, batteries, and all the other stuff, in a Gura Gear Kiboko 32L. I tried an Incase backpack but grew out of it, and a couple LowePro and Tamrac bags but hated having SO many straps and compartments, and they’re mostly all ugly. I think you’d be super happy with a Gura.

    Great kit, and brilliant portfolio Andrea!

      Andrea Di Lorenzo December 24, 2013 at 9:55 pm /

      Thank you Jason! I will take a look at this Gura Gear backpacks, they looks good! Thanks again and Merry Christmas!

    Ben January 28, 2014 at 1:10 am / Reply

    Just thought I’d point out that neither the Fuji X10 nor the X20 have Micro 4/3 sensors in them. They both have the same 2/3″ sensor inside of them.

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