The photographer’s kit
Hello, my name is Pau Storch and I’m a photographer.
I hold sessions in various scenarios, both outside and in studio, and even in the most unlikely places, accidents may happen.
The small models, the lack of mobility or fatigue, the assistants or other elements of the team, or myself, however experienced we are, sometimes there might be a degree of carelessness. These accidents can occur in places difficult to reach or away from health centers or pharmacies, and it is important to have a kit at hand.
Whether you are photographing campaigns, catalogs, portraits or families, we must start pre-production prevention, where the team and models are aware of the hazards of the place, wear appropriate clothing and follow safety standards.
Another important issue prior to the sessions for campaigns or catalogs is the willingness and preparation for the hard work, both physically and mentally.
Based on these premises, I present my kit, which is not extensive, but allows both prevention and action in the vast majority of cases.
The kit should first contain a painkiller, acetaminophen, allowing to relieve headaches, fever, muscle aches or flu that may come from the previous day and that can be the basis of success or not of the work to be performed.
Outdoor sessions, especially in the spring/summer, which oblige many hours in the sun, and being a target for insects, a sunscreen and gel for insect bites are indispensable in the composition of my kit.
Taking into account that the most common accidents during photographic sessions are falls, cuts and burns, the kit should also contain an anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, compresses, bandages and band aids.
Lastly, and given that sight is our base of work, never forget a good eye drop to treat eye discomfort, dry eye or allergy to dust.
Take good pictures!
Photography Sara Falcão