Laura Barisonzi

Laura Barisonzi

Barisonzi captures BMX competitor Geoff Slatterly.

What’s in your camera bag?
Nikon D800 bodies, SB900 speedlights, Pocket Wizard PlusX Transceivers, Pocket Wizard Flex TT5 Transceivers

, Sanyo Eneloop AA batteries, Nikon 20mm f/2.8 AF, Nikon 50mm f/1.4 D, Nikon 85mm 1.4 G, Nikon 300mm f/2.8 VR II, Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8, Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8, Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR II, various Lexar, SanDisk CF, and SD cards, Sekonic L-558R lightmeter, gaff tape, various size A-clamps, rocket blower, spray bottle, Manfrotto Magic Arm, Rode Shotgun Mic w/ XLR cable, Sennheiser EW100 Wireless Lavalier Microphone, Think Tank Pro Speed belt with modular components, Avenger F1000 suction mount, Vanguard GH300T Pistol Grip Ballhead, Gitzo 6X carbon fiber tripod legs.

What’s in your bag that’s specific to the type of work you shoot? My Think Tank belt. It allows me to carry extra lenses, flashes, batteries, and any other equipment I might need as I run around following my active subjects.

What’s the most unusual item in your camera bag? My suction cup mount. It allows me to mount my camera on unusual surfaces like cars, boats, windows, etc. to get shots and angles I otherwise would not be able to capture.

What can’t you live without? My rocket blower. I’m always shooting on location and I need to make sure my glass stays clean.

What is your workhorse item? My Nikon 24-70mm lens. Its zoom range and wide aperture allow me to shoot in all sorts of situations, including small low-light spaces.

What’s the one thing you would advise a photographer to carry with them at all times? A roll of gaff tape can save you in just about any situation.

Any makeshift, homemade items you’ve crafted over the years? I have a special recipe for authentic looking sweat that I mix up in my spray bottle.