The Gear...

Traveling with so much photo gear, and backup gear has always been a challenge. But when traveling for so long, its important to minimize your gear and weight...

I decided to travel with three important cameras:

  • Sony A7- My trusted "go-to" main body, which I shoot all of my stories on. As a mirrorless system SLR its smaller, making it more discreet (as well as lighter!). I only use a fixed 35mm f/2.8, and a 55mm f/1.8 for those tricky low light situations.
  • Canon 5D- My back up emergency camera, though this was my first professional camera of which I used for years. Its big, bulky, and heavy in comparison, but its always been pretty indestructible, with great battery life (they last forever! in case theres nowhere to charge the A7 batteries.
  • Yashica MAT- In the last few years I started to get more and more into analogue photography, and wanted to try out 120 medium format photography. I picked this beauty up in Hong Kong, and try to use her as often as possible. I wanted to try and shoot as many portraits on this camera as possible throughout the problem- many times I forgot, as its difficult to juggle two mediums of photography, but I also managed to get some beautiful shots.