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What’s in my camera bag? Photography and Videography Gear

Take a look inside my camera bag (well, usually it's a tote bag)

I’m a great believer in getting the best footage with the gear you already have. I have a lot of gadgets but at the end of the day my iPhone is my best tool. Keep it simple.

Especially if you’re a beginner don’t feel like you need to spend your money and buy fancy tools to start filming. Choose what’s right for you.

For my complete gear list click here. 

Check out how I use my gear to take travel videos like this one:

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Drone- DJI Mavic

This gadget is an expensive one but it’s totally worth it! The shots you will get with this little toy are epic!
It used to be super expensive to get a DJI drone but now they’ve released the new Mavic Mini drone which is perfect for beginners!
I have the Mavic Air which is light and effective. It’s more than double the price of the mini.
The best one is the Mavic Pro (that costs just a little bit more than the air) and it’s super professional.

What you need to know is that eventually you risk crashing your drone quite a bit so I would always recommend taking the Mavic Mini and risking less money. 

Action Cameras

There are two great options when it comes to action cameras- GoPro or Osmo Action. Both have front screens and are waterproof. I have the Osmo Action. 

Butttt the only disadvantage is the poor sound quality. For both, you would have to connect an external mic with an adapter. You can check out the Osmo sound quality in in this review.

If you don’t need super professional sound and just a comfortable camera, resistant with wide lens and that’s good for extreme scenarios, then definitely consider buying one of these. 

Zhiyun Smooth 4

A gimbal is essentially a stabilizer that will grant you a smooth movement just like in the movies but with a much smaller (And cheaper) tool. While the Zhiyun Smooth 4 is bigger than the Osmo Pocket the size of this gimbal allows you to create an even more stabilized shot and it has many more options the Dji doesn’t include. Such options allow you to create the vertigo effect (zoom in while pulling back or the other way around), Auto-zoom in for the perfect stabilized shot, time-lapse, automatic panoramic shots, blur and many more.

Check out what you can do with this gimbal.

Affordable Tripod

I’ve had this affordable tripod for years now. I use it with my medium size canon and it hasn’t failed me. It’s super light and easy to use and only costs 20$.

Rode VideoMicro

This tiny little mic is a great external mic for vloggers. The mic is great for iPhone but I actually got it for my Dji Osmo Action. You would need to get some adapters to use it which iPhone 8+ or Dji.

iPhone

My first go to to take a picture or a video is my iPhone. Yes, an iPhone doesn’t compare to a camera but it’s available, small and nowadays the quality is pretty amazing.
I have the iPhone 8+ but my next phone would probably be Huawei especially because of it’s filming quality.

Some more things I always travel with

External Hard Drive

I got this Seagate 1TB external disk hard drive recently because I needed to edit my Brazil vlog. I was filming for over a month so I had a lot of heavy files and having to edit all of them would have been a nightmare without this drive.

Since it has to connected with a cable to the computer I kind of stuck it to the back of my lap top. You might consider buying a drive with a wireless connection if you’re gonna use it a lot. 

MacBook

My beloved lap top is the most valuable thing in my bag. I currently own MacBook Air but will upgrade to a Pro as soon as I can. 

What you need to know about MacBooks is that they lasts very long and unlike iPhones don’t break easily. 

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