As we prepare for our adventure of traveling full-time as a family, I wanted to share with you the gear we have and the gear that we are saving up to hopefully get soon. Taking good photographs is not only important for having amazing memories, but it is also something that is vital as we create art and travel content full-time here on my blog, YouTube channel, and Instagram account. So, if you’re interested in what we are taking with us to photograph and film our adventures, this list is for you! You can simply click on the image to see more information about it.
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Gear we are taking
Canon 60D DSLR Camera with 18-135mm lens
I got this camera several years ago for portrait photography. You can now purchase it at a steep discount, but it is an older model. If you are interested in the updated model, you can get that here.
Canon 50mm Lens
Canon 85mm Lens
We love this webcam not only for video chatting with family but we also use it as another video recording device for other angles. It does need to be connecting to a computer, but that isn’t a huge issue for most recording.
Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash
Extra Canon Battery and Charger
I highly recommend having an extra camera battery. It makes a huge difference when you are on location shooting. Definitely buy a batter that is on-brand. Off-brand batteries don’t work as well or last as long.
256GB Memory Card and Memory Card Reader
I love having a massive memory card because I don’t have to change it throughout the day or even every few days. I also have a few smaller ones that I keep in a little bag just in case. You could definitely get away with a smaller card, though, if you are on a budget. This card reader isn’t the same as mine, but it is similar.
Selfie Stick Phone Tripod
I love this because it doubles as a phone tripod and a selfie stick as needed. Plus, it comes with a Bluetooth remote trigger, which is also nice! This isn’t the exact one I have but it is the closest I could find online.
Passport 1TB External Harddrive
While most of our content is stored on the cloud, we also have an external hard drive whenever we need it.
Lenovo Yoga 910 Laptop
If I am being honest, I am not super happy with this laptop. I love that it is lightweight, but I have had numerous issues with it. However, if you are interested in checking it out or looking at something similar, here you go. We currently use this to edit images and videos as well as everyday work.
Websites and Software
Our digital software is just as important as the gear we use. Because without it, we would be able to do anything with the content we create.
Adobe Creative Cloud
I have been using adobe products for more than 10 years! This is absolutely a non-negotiable cost for me. I regularly use Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Illustrator, and Audition. I also have access to all the programs if I needed others.
What we are saving for
There are several products that we are hoping to save up for over the next few months, but I wanted to go ahead and share those with you.
Go Pro & Accessories
DJI Mavic Air Drone
As for now, this is all the gear we have and are hoping to get. I will keep this list updated as we go if we update any of our gear! What is some of the gear that you absolutely have to have?