On-shoot necessity: A comfortable pair of shoes. As a photographer, you will spend the majority of your day standing in the most strenuous positions, and your feet will have to carry you as strong and steady as a tripod. Make sure you always have a great pair of sole-soothing shoes on.
Perks of the job: There is nothing like a good cup of coffee, but having a strong A-team of smiling, funny people is unbeatable. With a joke in the air and a good sense of humor, no shoot seems impossible, and the day rolls by smoothly.
Gear hauler: I travel with a Lowepro Micro Trekker 200 backpack. Lowepro backpacks are superlight, perfect to pack and well constructed.
Quirky style: My favorite pictures bring humor to situations that don’t initially seem funny—like Elliott Erwitt’s pictures. The world is full of things we don’t see, but they are there. We just have to start looking.