What’s in My Bag with Clay Cook

Posted by: on Dec 12, 2023

What’s in My Bag with Clay Cook

The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than to take a peek inside the camera bag of the incredibly talented photographer, Clay Cook? Clay is renowned for his exceptional photography and storytelling skills and has built an arsenal of gear that elevates his craft to new heights. Let’s dive in!

Clay’s Tethering Essentials

TetherPro Cables

Clay trusts TetherPro Cables and Active Extensions to keep his tethered connection secure and stable while shooting. The TetherPro Active Extension Cables ensure flexibility and reliable data transfer over longer distances when needed both on location and in the studio. The ability to add additional length when needed allows Clay to focus on capturing the perfect shot. The robust construction and high-quality materials of the cables guarantee durability and longevity, making them essential components of his tethering setup.

Cable Management

To enhance the stability and safety of his tethered connection, Clay relies on the TetherGuard Extension Lock and TetherBlock to keep his cables and camera’s sensitive data port free from unnecessary damage. These tools safeguard against accidental disconnections, ensuring uninterrupted workflow during critical moments.

Grips & Mounts

Clay’s bag wouldn’t be complete without the Rock Solid Master Articulating Arm and Rock Solid Master Clamp. These tools provide versatile mounting options, giving Clay the flexibility to set up his iPad or tablet, camera, lights, modifiers and other gear, exactly how he needs it both in the studio and on location.


Finally, for Clay’s tethered photography workstation, he utilizes the Pro Tethering Kit. It combines the essential elements needed for a stable, durable, and portable workstation for tethered shooting.

Additional Gear Clay Recommends:


  • Canon 5D Mark IV
  • Canon 5D Mark III
  • Phase One IQ3 80MP XF Medium Format Camera


  • Profoto Lighting
    • Pro-10, D2, B10, B2, B1
  • Profoto Modifiers
  • Elinchrom Modifiers


  • CaptureOne

Workstations & Power

  • Avenger Grip
  • Matthews Grip
  • Inovativ Cart System (Voyager 36)
  • ViewSonic Monitors

As we delve into Clay Cook’s camera bag, it’s evident that every piece of gear is carefully chosen to enhance his creative process. This holiday season, take inspiration from Clay’s setup to elevate your own photography game.

Ready to learn more about Clay Cook’s photography journey? Check out his exclusive Behind the Lens article here. Happy holidays and happy shooting!

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