What it is my camera bag?

A little look inside my camera bag / bag pack. Displayed are the items that I will usually take with me when I am going out to shoot my landscape photography. Besides the cameras and lenses, my most important items to bring with is my iPhone and my headphones. Sometimes I can sit and wait for 5-6 hours, waiting for the weather to change, the sun to go down or the tide to rise... and with a little music in the ears, the time just go much quicker. Besides hosting my music, my iPhone becomes handy if I want to have an idea of how the image will turn out. I simply take a photo with my phone of the desired motif, edit it in Snapseed on my phone, and decide whether or not the angle, etc, has potential... if it does I carry on with setting up my gear for the big shot. 

What else in my camera bag? Scroll down below the image, to see full description! 

  • I bring two tripods: 1) a big Gitzo Carbon – lightweight with Manfrotto ball head, that is very heavy. 2) a small Sirui lightweight with a small ball head.
  • I bring my Nikon D810 with five lenses: 1) Sigma 50mm 1.4, Art 2) Zeiss 18mm 3.5, 3) Nikon 70-200mm 4.0, 4) Nikon 24-70mm 4.0 and 5) Nikon 14-24mm 4.0.
  • I also bring my Leica MP with four lenses: 1) Voigtländer 15mm 4.5 iii, 2) Voigtländer 35 1.2 nokton ii, 3) Zeiss Biogon 21mm 2.8 and 4) Leica Summilux 50mm 1.4.
  • Then I bring a digital shutter release and a manual shutter release. 
  • I use LEE Filters: 1) Big Stopper and 2) ND Grads. And bring a filterholder.
  • I bring a Western Digital - My Passport Pro Raid 2TB.
  • Always brings lots of batteries and SD cards with cardholder.Notesbog
  • Dust pump and many lens cloths.
  • Duck tape. You can always, always use duck tape!
  • MacBook (cobber).
  • iPhone
  • B&O Headphones
  • External battery for the phone

Now - I also have to bring a few other essentials with me when photographing landscapes... 

Gore-tex boots will not sustain standing in a river for numerous hours... but my Le Chameau rubber boots do. A rain poncho and umbrella are also a definite must since I mostly usually shoot in the rain. However, sometimes, the sun does show itself and so having sunscreen in my bag is just as important. Of course I also always make sure to bring carabiner hooks and straps with me - they especially come in handy when I need to stabilise my tripod, for example. Also, by hanging stones from the tripod, I add weight to it which further makes it steady, which is pivotal for a long exposure shot.

Here is the full list of items:

  • MindShift travel/gear bag
  • Le Chameaur rubber boots
  • First Aid Kit
  • Cap
  • Sunscreen
  • Flash light
  • CLIF müsli bars
  • Umbrella
  • Strap
  • Rain Cover - Contact sheet
  • Rain Poncho
  • Gloves
  • TheTermokande: Stanley Thermos
  • Carabiner hooks
  • Elastics
  • Headlight
  • Sandbag

Want to see how I use all this gear in action? Tune in next Wednesday where I will post behind the scenes images. 

Happy Wednesday all,