In your bag No: 1250 – Jason Paul Roberts


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In your bag No: 1250, Jason Paul Roberts
Todays ‘In your bag’ doesn’t actually have a bag. But this time there is a valid reason. Jason doesn’t take one with him when shooting. That must be an extremely liberating experience. Check it out.

My name is Jason Paul Roberts. I’m a photographer based in the USA, although I travel extensively. I thought I would share with you my street photography setup.

The first thing you’ll notice is that I don’t carry a camera bag when I’m shooting on the street. I used to carry a bag with an extra body and several lenses, but I found it was too distracting. Also, when I would review my images at the end of the day I would often wish I shot “wider.” So now I almost always hit the streets with one lens, my 28mm Elmarit. The simple kit lets me focus on the people I meet, instead of my gear.

So here’s my setup:
· Leica Monochrom
· Leica 28mm Elmarit (with green filter)
· Leica SF 24D flash
· Yongnu wireless flash trigger & receiver
· Two extra Leica batteries (in belt pouch)
· Two extra memory cards
· Two extra flash batteries
· Business Cards

When I shoot street portraits I set my lens to the minimum focus distance (.7m). I like to interact with the subject, so this allows me to get up close and have a conversation while photographing them. I usually shoot with my flash off camera, although if I’m spending a lot of time with someone I might mount the lens on top of the camera.

Thanks for taking time to look at my “bag.”

Jason Paul Roberts

Thanks for sharing your setup with us, Jason. I wish I could do this, but Japan is so damned hot in the summer you need wipes, a towel and iced water at all times, before you have even thought about a camera.

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3 comments on “In your bag No: 1250 – Jason Paul Roberts”

    Joaquim August 24, 2015 at 3:36 am / Reply

    Pictures beautiful. Congratulations for what I have seen of his work!

    alex August 27, 2015 at 5:01 pm / Reply

    for once a leica user that has images justifying the price of the camera.
    well done

    kev September 2, 2015 at 4:14 pm / Reply

    Alex – who is to say what images justify the camera? If someone can afford a Leica and only takes pictures of his/her dog or candid images of friends, who is to say whether they should only be spending xxx amount on the equipment? Price of the camera should have no correlation to the photographer’s ability because it is no-one else’s business.

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