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Equipment Guide

My Travel Photography & Vlogging Kit

The cumulative list of gear from travel to camera can also be found in my Amazon shop.

Cameras 2019


Canon G7X Camera

Good vlogging camera. I pack three extra Canon G7X NB-13L batteries.

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Canon 70D DSLR Camera
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 Watch my review.

I pack two Canon 70D LP-E6N batteries. Before this, I used a Canon EOS Rebel T2i for many years. Highly recommended for beginners.

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GoPro Hero5 Black

Waterproof, touch screen LD screen back, wide angle lens. This is for rugged action shots and water sports.

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Factory Unlocked iPhone 7

Waterproof + GSM/CDMA!

Canon EFS 10-22 lens.

*Best Wide lens and least expensive*

canon m50 adapter m mount

Canon EOS adapter M mount

So I can use my Canon EF/EFS lenses with my Canon M50

canon 70-300 lens

Canon 70-300 Zoom Lens

Had this for years! A bit heavy but worthwhile.


Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens

A great portrait lens.

My Past Cameras (on my gear shelf)

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Sony NEX-5T mirrorless camera 

My backup vlogging camera. You can swap lenses.  Watch my review

Camera Bags I Use

Ape case envoy

Apecase Envoy Bag

Totes my DSLR’+ one lens + point-n-shoot camera+ iphone.  My go to bag when I want to be girly.

Camera Accessories

Joby SLR Gorillapod

This alien tripod makes a great travel tripod. Mounts up to DSLR cameras.

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DigiPower Selfie Extreme Stick.  

This stick extends to 5 feet and is enough to stabilize a shot.

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Rode Video Mic Pro
   

 I bought an additional Micover Wind Screen to filter wind noise.

Sandisk Extreme MicroSD 64GB with SDcard adapter

I can never have enough memory cards.  Sandisk extreme reads speeds up to 90MB/s; write speeds up to 60MB/s

Olloclip Telephoto and Ultra Wide

If you love Instagram, you’ll love this.

peak design capture camera clip

Peak Design Capture Camera Clip

Camera holster straps to a backpack strap and secure your camera for speedy access.

popsockets, popsocket for instagram PopSocket

 PopSocket is a must for any selfie taking Instagrammer.

What’s in My Gear Backpack Now

In Studio: Electronics & Software


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Apple MacBook Air 11.6-Inch Laptop

This laptop I take with me on all my travels. Light-weight, small, thin; it’s exactly what I need to conduct things on the fly.  

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Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 for Mac

I’ve been Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 for years. I’ll be needed ot upgrade to the creative cloud pretty soon. Adobe Premiere isn’t the most intuitive video editing software out there, but it does the job needed of professionals.

seagate backup plus 2tb
Seagate Backup Plus 2TB

I always take 2 hard drives to back up my video and photos. Seagate is a highly recommended brand for stability.  The weight is around 2x an iPhone 6

insignia USB card reader

Insignia USB card reader

I always pack a USB card reader for transferring footage from my memory cards to my laptop/external hard drive.

sandisk extreme portable ssd driveSandisk Extreme Portable SSD (2TB)

By far the smallest, lightest and rugged portable external drive I’ve owned yet! It’s an SSD vs HDD so storage is safe. Waterproof, dust and shock proof. Almost the size of a credit card.  Read my review here.

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Epidemic Sound

How do I get the coolest tunes I use on my YouTube videos?

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TubeBuddy

Level up your YouTube game with TubeBuddy by gaining views. A bundle of features which help you optimize your video for search engines, thumbnails, etc..More goodness than I can list!

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Level up your YouTube game with TubeBuddy by gaining views. A bundle of features which help you optimize your video for search engines, thumbnails, etc..More goodness than I can list!

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Lets me watch or encode any video format & do quick screen grabs for thumbnail covers.

Travel Blogging

a2hosting

A2Hosting is my current hosting company; was recommended to them by a few Dev folks. Fast speeds. I host my blog and portfolio sites on them.  Use my affiliate link for an enormous discount off your first year.

hostgator, best website hosting
Hostgator is my favorite hosting company and great for bloggers starting out. They have cheap monthly prices, an easy interface and good customer service. I have a Baby Gator plan which houses multiple sites for around $71/ six months.  I recommend them.

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WordPress Every blog is born from a WordPress theme. This is a must for every blogger. WordPress is free to download and easy to start a blog on. It offers many free and paid pre-made themes to choose from and will house your blog until it grows.

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Superstar Blogging (formerly Travel Blog Success; taken over by Matt Knepes) Turn your travel blog into a business. From monetizing, working with video, pitching sponsors, and networking with blog stars, the courses  take your blog to the next level. Read my review

impreza theme logo,

This website design is designed with Impreza, a Themeforest theme for WordPress. It is sold through Envato, a marketplace of plugins and themes. Impreza feels easy to learn with some WordPress knowledge. You can try it before buying it.

patreon logo, be a creator on patreonBe a Creator on Patreon  A great way for artists and creators to get support and sustainable income for their creations.

My Work as a Blogger & YouTuber

Disclosure: There are affiliate links in this post which helps support the work I do. The companies listed, I recommend because I think they’re awesome and they’ve helped me a lot in my travels. If you support this site in some way and want to book your trip, these links will help you do that.

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