What To Pack List!

PNW Nude with Corwin Prescott

Prepare for the worst weather! We will try to avoid it but we will be shooting outside in a rainforest everyday, rain or shine. The usual temperature on the Peninsula in October is in the 50s and it is often rainy. Waterproof gear and clothes are a necessity.

  • Lens Hoods: keeps water off the front element and sun off the lens.
  • Camera: DSLR or Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera or Film Camera.  I like to have a two, so one is a back up.
  • Lenses: we recommend wide angle (like a EXAMPLE) and a telephoto zooms (like a EXAMPLE) to get the most varied points of view.  The speed at which we have to shoot (for models' comfort) and the rugged terrain can make reframing a shot difficult. 
  • Memory Cards / Film: bring more than you think you need, and then some!
  • Batteries & chargers.
  • Outlet converter if you are from outside of the USA.
  • A laptop with your preference of editing software: Lightroom, Camera Raw, Photoshop
  • Hard drives to back up your images
  • Warm clothing (think layers). A rain jacket with a hood, plus waterproof shoes, boots, and pants! The taller the boot the more varied your angles can be.
  • Lens cloths: the more the better!
  • Backpack style camera bag: either waterproof or with a waterproof cover.
  • Small umbrella: well built. It gets very windy.
  • Camera poncho: The Olympic Rainforest is wet; anticipate rain and ocean mist.
  • Tripod: for long exposures and possibly landscapes.
  • Model releases: we do not provide them so please bring your own if desired. 

I do not recommend bringing lights as the Pacific Northwest is generally a giant soft box. Plus they are slow and models are going to be nude in an uncomfortable climate and we don’t want them to suffer unduly!