The Gear Behind the Shots

Photography Gear for Travel and Everyday Use

Cameras

Nikon Z6- Full Frame Mirrorless

When I was ready to upgrade to a full frame camera the Nikon Z6 was a no brainer for me. Its significantly smaller size and weight compared to other full frame DSLRs is an advantage for travel and the FTZ lens converter allows me to use many different kinds of lenses. It performs similar to the Nikon Z7 but with a smaller price tag

  • 24 Megapixels
  • Sensor Size 35.9 mm  x  23.9 mm
  • Top Continuous Shooting Speed 12 fps
  • ISO 100-51,200 expandable to 204,800
  • 4K Video
  • 5.3″x 4″ Body Size
  • 20.7 oz Body Weight

Nikon D3400- Crop Sensor DSLR

I Started out learning on this gem and it’s been a dream. It’s small size and light weight along with all of its original great qualities make it a perfect choice for travel or around town!

  • 24 Megapixels
  • Sensor Size 23.5 mm x 15.6 mm
  • Top Continuous Shooting Speed 5 fps
  • ISO 100-25,600
  • 4.9″x 3.9″ Body Size
  • 14 oz Body Weight

Check the Nikon D3400 here! or get the newer Nikon D3500 version here.

Lenses

Drone

DJI Spark

We get our aerial photography on with the DJI Spark ! It’s small, light and ready to fly! DJI also makes some other great drones like the DJI Mavic Mini , DJI Mavic Air, DJI Mavik 2 & DJI Mavic Pro

Camera Bag

Bensfoto Rolltop Camera Backpack

I have been nothing but pleased with this camera backpack! The quality is excellent with room for my camera, lenses and all of my accessories. Even full of my equipment, it feels light and manageable day to day and on longer hikes. It’s the perfect travel camera bag as it has a separate protected pocket for a laptop, and a removable camera insert. It’s also a fraction of the price of some similar camera backpacks. Check it out here

I love the:

  • Side access to the camera
  • Rear Zipper for top compartment access so you don’t always have to open the roll top
  • Travel Tripod pocket on the side
  • Padded Straps
  • Included Rain Cover
  • Great quality and Style

Accessories

Tripods

I got the RetiCam Tabletop Tripod for Christmas and it’s been perfect for my travel needs. It’s strong enough to hold DSLR and mirrorless cameras, but small enough to still fit in or on the outside of your bag! It’s easy to pop up and break down and the price point is perfect! There are nicer fancier tripods out there but I love that it works great and I don’t have to worry much about it during travel.

  • Min Height: 10-3/4″; Max height: 19″
  • Weight: 1.5 lb
  • Max Load: 6.0 lb
  • 3-Way pan/tilt head, quick release mounting plate, bubble level, extendable center column, quick snap leg locks, non-slip rubber feet
  • Aluminum construction, 20mm legs and geared center post,

Straps, Clips & Covers

Peak Design Capture Clip

This is a great way to keep your hands free and your camera always ready! Attach the Peak Design Capture Clip to carry your camera on almost any backpack, strap or belt. It feels super sturdy and secure. If I were to get another one I’d purchase the black version just to blend into my gear a bit better… but that’s just personal taste.

Peak Design Camera Shell

Protect your camera from water, snow, dust and abrasion, whether it’s in your hands, on the tripod, on your backpack or in your bag. Shell’s unique form-fitting design uses stretchy fabric with a waterproof membrane to keep your camera safe without adding bulk or impeding your workflow. Get it here

Filters

Remote Shutter and Intervolameters

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