What I’m currently living with on the road and traveling with:
1. Ricoh GR II with ERIC KIM WRIST STRAP
RICOH GR II and ERIC KIM WRIST STRAP fits in my front pocket, shooting in P (program) mode, ISO 800, JPEG color film positive preset:
2. Lumix G9, 12mm f1.4 Leica lens, RODE video microphone
Currently my setup for both still photos and video.
Shooting program mode, jpeg (medium size), vivid color preset (with max contrast and saturation), with additional processing in Lightroom CC:
3. All black everything
- Outlier NYC Black Merino Wool T-shirt x2 (the best t-shirt for traveling I’ve ever bought).
- Outlier NYC Black Merino Wool socks (x2)
- Exofficio Boxer Briefs (black, x2)
- Uniqlo Black Oxford Button Up Shirt
- Black ripped jeans (designer, cheaply purchased in Saigon, with stretchy material)
- Nike Air Force 1 Flyknit sneakers
- iPad Pro 10.5: With Apple SD adapter, to import JPEG Ricoh and Lumix photos. Fun to process photos on iPad, and Lightroom CC
- 13” MacBook Pro Touchbar, Space Grey (2017, maxed out, bought on Apple site refurbished)
Currently these are my favorite travel street photography equipment, subject to change.
- Fit everything in one backpack (I like the Thinktank Perception Pro), to fit your devices and clothes.
- Merino wool is best travel clothing. Every night wash it with shampoo in the sink, and hang dry for next day.
- When in doubt, throw it out: You can always buy stuff when traveling or living abroad.
- If you’re a coffee addict like me, travel with a “Clever dripper” and get a cloth (reusable) filter. When you’re traveling or abroad, buy ground coffee beans and enjoy coffee in the morning at your airbnb or hotel.
- In the evenings to save money (fill your belly), eat eggs. I have usually 6-10 (whole) eggs at night after dinner (my “egg snack”); cooked in olive oil on frying pan at my airbnb apartment. Or if in hotel, boil them in an electric kettle.
More travel hacks to come!