A good photographer has to plan their day carefully, taking a camera with you is usually not enough. Through experience I have accumulated a collection of things that can come handy, and keep in mind that every location has its own set of requirements. I will walk you through the basics and tell you what I personally carry.


Cameras come in different sizes and each one has unique characteristics. You need fast autofocus if you are into sports or wildlife photography. While night time photography generally goes better the larger the sensor is. I have three different cameras, each one with its own purpose.

  • Canon EOS 70D
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ90


A good camera needs to be paired with an equally good lens to show its true potential. No lens can do everything, which is why you should have multiple ones. A lens with long focal length is needed in wildlife photography, because you can often times not get close enough to the animals before they run away. For landscapes you want a shorter focal length to fit more into the frame. These are the lenses I have at my disposal.

  • Tokina SD 11-16mm F2,8 (IF) DX II with filter Ø77 UV-Haze 1x
  • Canon Zoom EF 70-300mm 1:4-5,6 IS USM with filter Ø58 UV-Haze 1x
  • Canon EF-S 17-85mm 1:4-5,6 IS USM with filter Ø67 UV-Haze 1x
  • Canon EF 70-200mm 1:2,8L IS II USM with filter Ø67 UV-Haze 1x
  • Canon Zoom EF 70-300mm 1:4-5,6 IS USM with filter Ø58 UV-Haze 1x
  • Sigma DG 150-500mm 1:5-6,3 APO HSM with filter Ø86 UV-Haze 1x
  • Canon Extender EF 2x III


There are many things that can make your trip both easier and more successful. The exact arsenal of tools is individual and you can not carry everything at all times. Read about the location before you go there to learn about the weather conditions and potential dangers. These are some of the more commonly used accessories that I have.

  • Manfrotto MonoPod + Manfrotto TriPod 190
  • Nikon binoculars 7x35
  • SanDisk Extreme (Plus) SDHC Class 10 UHS-I
  • Laptop and external hard drives
  • Weather sealed bag
  • Water and fruit
  • Cap, sunglasses, sunscreen lotion and mosquito repellent
  • Leatherman tool