In My Bag – by Daniel Dreifuss

Daniel DreifussDaniel Dreifuss was born in Santa Cruz and grew up in sunny San Diego playing ice hockey and listening to punk rock music. Daniel found his love for photography after taking graphic arts course in high school. Daniel attended Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara where he majored in Commercial Advertising. During his time at Brooks Institute, he co-founded Volatile Magazine, an online music magazine. Volatile Magazine gave Dreifuss the opportunity to interview and photograph many of his favorite bands, including NOFX, Anti-Flag and Flogging Molly and in countries as far as Tel Aviv. In Tel Aviv, Daniel landed an internship with Flash 90 photo agency – one of the largest agencies in the Middle East – where he worked alongside the top photographers in Israel. Back in California, Daniel became the photo editor for the award-winning college newspaper, The Mesa Press. He also did freelance work for some of the best publications in San Diego: The La Jolla Light, San Diego Union-Tribune and The North County Times. Today, Daniel continues to grow as a person and photographer at Lee Central Coast Newspaper (Santa Maria Times, Lompoc Record, Santa Ynez Valley News and Adobe Press). Daniel’s work has been published in CNN, Corbis, European Press Agency, Homadia, Reuters, National Geographic, The Guardian and The Economist. In his time away from work he enjoys going to LA Kings games, riding his Vespa, film photography, and wine & microbrew tasting.

in my bag

Working for Lee Central Coast Newspaper has brought me so much closer to the community. Here, I a feel privileged to work in a newsroom with hardworking journalists and other talented photographers. On any given day, I may go from a fire to a feature story about someone in our community that has made a difference – and I usually end the day with a high school sporting event. I cover everything from sports to portraits, news, features, weather art to wild art. I always am looking for ways to shoot differently. To me, being creative and trying new techniques is the key to being a better photographer. My lens of choice is my nifty 50 followed by 16-35mm and 70-200mm.

Camera Gear

Canon 16-35mm f2.8
Canon 50mm f1.8
Canon 15mm f2.8
Canon 70-200mm f2.8
Canon 300mm f2.8 (only sometimes)
Canon Battery Grip BG-E6
Canon 580EX
Canon 580EX II
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 7D

Op/Tech Rain sleeve
CowboyStudio radio slaves
Olympus digital voice recorder
Canon RS-80n3 remote switch
Calumet 8′ light stand
Rubber Bands
Giottos lens brush
Lens cleaner
RPS Studio Flash mini soft box
Reporter’s notebook
Microfiber cloth
Black Sharpie
Domke F-6 bag
Calumet BP935 backpack for traveling

Memory Cards
SanDisk Ultra II 2GB
SanDisk Ultra II 4GB
Delkin Devices 2GB
SanDisk Extreme 16GB

Dell Latitude (work provided)

in my bag

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