What’s In My Camera Bag?
We’re a full-time traveling family. It’s me, my wife and our two little kids, Dorothy and Manilla. We’ve been traveling full-time since August 2015 and we’ve visited 38 countries and been on over 80 plane rides. I am a true believer in journal keeping and we document our memories on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.
I’m the family photographer/videographer. Recently, I upgraded my camera bag with some of the best gear!
Here’s a look inside: https://youtu.be/GpuSYnV2g94
A) Canon 5D Mark IV : I recently upgraded from the Canon 7D which served me very well for years. But I already love this new 5D Mark IV. I especially love the video capabilities, long lasting batteries, and image grab from 4K video.
B) Canon 24–70mm 2.8L : I use this lens for just about everything. Its incredibly versatile taking good portraits and also landscape shots.
C) Canon 16–35mm 2.8L III : My wide angle lens is mostly used when I shoot underwater with my camera inside of my AquaTech housing.
D) GoPro Hero5 Black : My go-to adventure camera and for everything we do! Love the touch screen on the back! Usually film in 4k 30fps.
F) Goal Zero Venture 70 Recharger : These chargers are super handy for long days out when you need to recharge phones or GoPros.
G) Cocoon Electronics Organizer : I’ve got a TON of cords. This just helps keep things a little more organized.
H) Thule Backpack : I searched long and hard for the perfect backpack for my life on the road as a full-time travel photo journalist. This one was the perfect pack for me. I fit everything (except my underwater housing) in this one backpack! It’s great.
I) DJI Mavic Drone : This drone is fantastic. It’s very lightweight and portable.
I also recommend the GoPro Karma. I just recently used the Karma for my first time and it was incredible. Especially love how quickly and easily it transitions from drone in the air to Grip/stable cam on the ground!
J) My Passport Portable External Hard Drive : I could only save one thing from my burning house.. this is it. My life. Nothing is ever stored on my computer, everything is on a portable hard drive.. and I have multiple back ups!
N) AquaTech Underwater Housing : I love getting quality shots under water. This housing comes with me when I free dive with the whales in Tonga or Dominica. I put this in my carry-on bag wrapped clothes to keep it safe.
O) AquaTech Underwater Housing Port : Makes for the awesome over/under water shots.
Also, here is a video I made explaining “What’s In My Camera Bag?”
Happy to answer any specific questions on why I went with any specific gear. This is what works great for me and our family travels.