Travel Photography Gear: what’s in my camera bag!

I’m often asked what camera gear I take with me in our backpacks (yes our backpacks 😃 I have to give some credit to Timmie as she kindly agrees to share the weight). My equipment accompanies the vast majority of our trips.

It’s not always easy to combine versatility, weight and durability, so here are my essentials.

Haize Project, Backpack
Backpack, Haize Project

1. The backpack

Gear is precious, it costs an arm and a leg, let’s be honest, so there’s no question of putting it in just any backpack! We’re lucky enough to work with Haize project, a modular, durable bags with a lifetime guarantee. We take them everywhere and they’re always in perfect condition!

2. The camera

– The Sony A7III, a rather high-end camera with a full-frame image sensor, ideal for photos and videos.


– Recently, we’ve been bringing along a small disposable Kodak, so it’s always fun to get those photos developed. 

I always make sure to bring 2 extra batteries on our long trips. I bet you know how it is to run on a low battery 😭.


3. My lenses

– Sony Zeiss 50mm f1.4: in my opinion, the best for portraits.

– Sigma 28-70 f2.8 DG DN: a standard lens that can be used like a hyper-versatile Swiss Army knife.

– Tamron 70-180 f2.8: an ideal lens for getting up close to subjects and taking portraits when traveling.

– Sigma 150-600 f5 DG DN: a highly versatile lens for wildlife and sports photography.

Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN ART: a wide angle perfect for architecture and landscapes.

My precious 😂

4. The drone for aerial shots

There’s nothing like getting up high to enhance your photos and videos! I chose the DJI Mini 3 pro, which is both compact and top-quality, and won’t take up much room in your backpack!

5. Tripods

I’ll admit that they’re not necessarily indispensable, and add a little extra weight, but the K&F concept tripod is one of my must-haves (especially if you want cute couples pictures without asking anyone). It is useful for night photography and taking moving pictures or long exposure as well.

The camera is not the photographer

6. Gloves

If you’re completely driven to capture photos in chilly weather, it’s important to have complete control over your camera and its settings. Thats why, we chose The Heat Company because their gloves are specifically designed for the most freezing locations on the planet and are also tailored for photographers.

Important note: Learning to use light, changing the angle of view to give a vision, developing a photographer’s eye, whatever the camera, the important thing is to enjoy yourself and keep an open mind to keep learning.

I hope you enjoyed this article and learned couple of stuff. Feel free to check my portfolio to see what this amazing lenses can do 😉

And if you’d like more details about my experience with some of my equipment, please feel free to leave a comment or DM on Insta 😉