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How I travel with my photography / lighting gear


Adobe Creative Cloud Photoshop CC + Lightroom Atomos Shogun 4K HDMI/12G-SDI Recorder and 7″ Monitor Avenger Steel 40-Inch Detachable Base C-Stand with Grip Kit (Chrome) Avenger D600 Mini Boom (Chrome)  


Benro 3-Way Geared Head (GD3WH)


Canon EOS R5 Canon BG-R10 Canon Cinema EOS C70 Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens Canon RF 28-70mm f/2.0 Canon RF70-200mm F4 L IS USM Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RTt  


DJI RS 2 Combo – 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer


Elinchrom Rotalux Deep Octabox (100cm / 39″) Elinchrom Rotalux 135cm Octabox Elinchrom 59″ Deep Inverse Octa Elinchrom Rotalux Stripbox 35x90cm

Elinchrom Litemotiv 120cm Parabolic Softbox

Elinchrom Skyport Transmitter Pro – Canon Version Elinchrom Translucent Diffuser for Deep Umbrella (49″) Elinchrom Zoom Action Strobe Head Elinchrom Zoom Pro Strobe Head  


Gripngaff stand bag GripnGaff Jumbo R12  


Kessler Crane K-Pod Tripod Kessler Philip Bloom Signature Series Pocket Dolly Kessler Crane Pocket Jib Kessler Crane Second Shooter Bundle (3-Axis) Kupo 40-Inch Hex Grip Arm with Handle (Silver) Kupo Baby Kit Stand with Square Legs (Black) Kupo offset arm  


Manfrotto 144-Inch Air Cushioned Aluminum Light Stand Matthews 24″ x 36″ RoadRags II Kit Matthews Junior Double Riser Rolling Steel Stand Matthews Junior Boom Mola Demi 22″ Beauty Dish Mola Setti 28″ Softlight Mola Rayo Mole-Richardson 407 1000 Watt Baby Fresnel Mole-Richardson 2000 Watt Fresnel Mole-Richardson Molefay 650W Tungsten or Daylight Par  


Cala 32 Pcs Makeup Wedges BLK/OPL TRUE COLOR® Soft Velvet Finishing Powder Dark BLK/OPL TRUE COLOR® Soft Velvet Finishing Powder Deep Revlon PhotoReady Powder 001 Revlon PhotoReady Powder 010 Revlon PhotoReady Powder 020 Revlon PhotoReady Powder 030  


NanLite Compac 200B Nanlite FS-300 AC LED Monolight Nanlite FS-150 AC LED Monolight Nanlite para 90 Quick-Open Softbox with Bowens Mount (35in) Nanlite Fabric Grid for Para 90 Softbox (35in) Nanlite Asymmetrical Stripbank Softbox with Bowens Mount (18x43in) Nanlite Fabric Grid for Asymmetrical Stripbank Softbox (18x43in) NiceFoto SN-29 Flash Concentrator Conical Snoot Kit


Parabolix 35D (89cm)

Pelican Storm Case iM2700 Pelican Storm Case IM2720 Pelican Storm Case IM2950 Pelican Storm Case IM2975 Plume Wafer 75 Softbox  


RocknRoller Multi-Cart R12STEALTH    


Sachtler aktiv8 Sideload Fluid Head with SpeedLevel and Flowtech 75 Tripod SKB 14 X 26 Marching Bass Drum Case with Padded Interior for Mola Setti SKB 14 X 14 Floor Tom Case with Padded Interior for Mola Rayo SKB ATA Large Stand Case (48 x 16-1/4 x 13) with Wheels & Straps, TSA Latches, Over-molded Handle 1SKB-H4816W SKB ATA Standard Golf Travel Case

Sekonic LiteMaster Pro L-478DR-U-EL Series Light Meter for Elinchrom EL Skyport System

Studio Camera Stand Portable Side Kick 3-section STA-06-093 Full Option Kit Studio Titan America STA-06-200 Crank light stand


Tenba Transport Air Case Attache, 3220W (634-226),Black Tenba Cineluxe Shoulder Bag 24 – Black (provided to me by Tenba) Tether Tools TetherPro USB 3.0 to Micro-B Cable, 15′ (4,6m) Think Tank Photo Airport Commuter Think Tank Photo Retrospective 30 V2.0  


V-FLAT WORLD Foldable V-Flat, Set of 2, Black/White


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