What photography gear do I use when traveling?

Although gear is not the most important part of a photo, it can be insightful to see what a photographer uses. It’s not about the camera or lens, but often a small and silly piece of kit helps your photo a long way. These are the pieces of kit I use regularly.

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Camera and lenses

Macro photography with Nikon D850 and 60mm lens
Macro photography with Nikon D850 and 60mm lens

 

  • Nikon d850: A full frame camera body that gives me enough flexibility in resolution and ISO for all situations.
  • Nikon 50mm 1.8: The cheapest of my kit, but also the most used one. Perfect for portraits.
  • Sigma 10-20mm 5.6: One I rarely use, but it’s great in smaller rooms.
  • Nikon 16-35: Perfect for those wide-angles.
  • Nikon 28 – 300mm 3.5 (replaced): The most versatile one.
  • Nikon 60mm macro: If I post a photo of a bug or plant, it’s usually made with this one.
  • Tamron 70-200mm 1.8: A brilliant and light-sensitive telephoto lens.

Smartphone gear

Smartphone photography with STIB-MIVB in Brussels
Smartphone photography with STIB-MIVB in Brussels
  • Huawei P20 Pro: I always have this one with me. It has such a powerful sensor!
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro: A new smartphone that I am super excited about!
  • MPOW 3 in 1 lenses: I only use the macro lens of this set, but it’s a brilliant one!
  • Zhiyun Smooth Q: As soon as I find the time I’ll pick up vlogging. And this piece of kit is essential for it.

Read the Huawei P20 pro review or download a couple of my RAW samples.

Camera-accessories

Long Exposure landscape near Mont Saint Michel with ND-filters
Long Exposure landscape near Mont Saint Michel with ND-filters
  • Sony XQD: Faster than SD-cards, which I need for my professional photography.
    • 2 times 64 GB
    • 4 times 32 GB
  • Kalahari card wallet: Cause I like organizing even the smallest pieces of gear.
  • Caruba SD-card holder: Same as the Kalahari wallet, but for my SD-cards.
  • Hoya Circular polarisation filter: A polarisation filter helps for reflections and on bright sunny days.
  • Haida Variable ND filter: ND-filters are for those long exposure shots.
  • Matin convertor rings: This allows me to screw the filters on all my lenses.
  • Manfrotto travel tripod: I don’t often use a tripod, but this light one helps me when I need to.

Lighting gear

Portrait of Hamza with a Nikon D850 and SB-700 Speedlight
Portrait of Hamza with a Nikon D850 and SB-700 Speedlight
  • FalconEyes mini reflector: I don’t use this actually. I don’t know why I got it.
  • FalconEyes reflector: Now this one is useful. It helps you light portraits indoor and outdoor.
  • Nikon SB-700 Speedlight: Sometimes you need to flash, in which case you better use a proper flash.
  • Mennon Gray Cards: Sometimes you need some help setting your white balance.

Video-gear

Editing

  • Adobe Lightroom: For my main editing
  • VSCOcam: for those quick smartphone photos

What gear do you like to use? Let me know in the comments below!