My Photo and Hiking Gear

Since I am asked quite a lot about what I use and what I take with me on my hikes, I thought I would make a page where I would write down all the tools I take with me. Of course, I don’t bring all the equipment for every trip or hike, only as needed. Much depends on whether the hike is with an overnight stay or not. When I spend the night, I generally prefer to sleep in the car, which is why I don’t take my tent with me very often.

I always have a lot of things in the car, so I don’t take all the things on this page with me on the hike.

This is not a sponsored text. I have selected all the products myself and paid for them myself.

Photo bag (36 liters, Mindshift Backlight 36l)
Photo bag (LowePro ProTactic 450 AW III)
Photob bag (LowePro DroneGuard BP 250)
Clip for attaching the camera (2 pcs, Peak Design Capture Clip v3)


Camera (3 pcs, Canon 800D)
Normal zoom lens (Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM)
Macro lens (Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro)
Telephoto lens (Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM)
Teleconverter (Kenko AF 1.5x DG)
Extension tubes (Kenko Extension Tubes)
Flash (Meike MK-320)
Flash (2 pcs, Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT)
Flash trigger (2 pcs, I use it with a Meike MK-320 flash JJC)
Flash Trigger (Yongnuo YN-E3-RT)
RGB lights (2 pcs, Aputure MC RGBWW)
RGB lights (Litra Torch 2.0)
Flash diffuser (Falcon Eyes MR-0912T Speedlite)
Flash diffuser (MagMod MagSphere 2 and MagMod MagGrip 2)
Tripod (Vanguard Alt Pro 2+)
Tripod (Sirui T-1004XL)
Mini tripod (Manfrotto PIXI EVO 2)
Mini tripods (2 pcs, Ulanzi MT-08)
Drone (drone, remote control, additional batteries)
Drone landing pad I usually let the drone fly off my hand, in the same way I let the drone land on my hand. I use the landing pad for keeping drone-related equipment on it, to avoid putting them on wet grass or the like. Sometimes I use the photo bag for the purpose, sometimes the landing pad, according to need.
Backgrounds (photo paper and laminated)
Syringes and nozzles (for close-ups)
Spare batteries (for cameras, drone, headlamp, flash)
Filters for camera lenses (ND, infrared, polarization)
Infrared filter (Hoya R72)
Drone filters (ND)
UV filters (in front of all lenses)
Cleaning brushes, microfiber cloths, pump (all for cleaning lenses and filters)
Scissors (for close-ups when a leaf or twig needs to be cut off from the view)
Clamp (I use it during close-ups when it is necessary to keep a plant still. Wimberley Plamp)
Wireless trigger (Canon RC-1)
Filter remover (Sometimes filters tend to stick so hard in front of the camera that they cannot be removed by hand. With the filter remover, the filters can be unscrewed.)
LCD magnifying glass (for viewing the camera screen in sunny weather)
L-Bracket (I have an Arca Swiss-mounted L-Bracket attached to the camera)
Small illuminated magnifying glass (to check if there are any marks on the lens or filters (especially on the drone))
Memory cards (I always have a total of 12 memory cards with me (3 for each device: 3 cameras and a drone). I use Sandisk Extreme Pro and Lexar memory cards.)
Memory card wallet (Think Tank SD Pixel Pocket Rocket)
Camera strap (Peak Design Leash)
Hand strap (Peak Design Clutch CL-3)
Intervalometer (2 pcs, JJC RS-80N3)
Tool of photo equipment (SmallRig 2213-SR)
Lens heater (I use it when taking astrophotos, Laida Heater)

Sunglasses (with photochromic lens, i.e. the brighter the light, the darker the glasses, Julbo Aero Cat. 0…3)
Small camping chair (I use it especially for close-ups. Walkstool Basic 50)
Larger hiking chair (for longer rest, with backrest)
Warm bags (2 pcs, so that you can put them into the sleeping bag to warm up in cold weather.)
Headlamp (Petzl Actik Core 450 lm)
Lantern (A small accessory to put a headlamp into so that it can function as a lantern, Petzl NOCTILIGHT)
Tent (Coleman Darwin 3+)
Sleeping bag
Inflatable sleeping mat (Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Topo Large)
Pillow (Therm-a-Rest)
Pillow (Inflatable, Ferrino)

Gas can (usually a gas can of approximately 100 grams)
Gas can base
Travel cooker (MSR RocketPocket 2)
Windshield for camping stove
Lighter and piezo lighter (I mainly use a piezo lighter, the lighter comes with a spare, MSR Handheld Piezo Igniter)
Hiking utensils (GSI Outdoors Halulite Minimalist)
Spoon, fork, knife (stainless steel, GSI Outdoors)
Thermos (2 pcs, Thermos 470 ml)
Water bottle (2 pcs,, Klean Kanteen 532 ml)
Food thermos (2 pcs, Thermos 470 ml)
3-8 liters of water in a tap can (quantity as needed, for drinking, eating and washing)
Food (usually packaged dry food that can be quickly prepared by adding water)
Drink (usually tea in winter, water or juice in summer)
Snack (muesli bars, chocolate, etc.)

Hiking pants (Tru Spec 24-7 XPedition Ranger)
Thin waterproof jacket (Weather Report Delton)
Thin gloves (Cheap work gloves bought at a construction goods store. They don’t last very long, maybe a few months, but then you don’t have to spend a lot of money to buy new ones. I paid about 1.50 €.)
Hiking boots (Keen Oakridge MID WP)
Hiking socks (2 pairs, 1 pair always as a spare in a photo bag in case your feet get wet, Lorpen T3 Light Hiker)
Rubber boots (Viking Elk Hunter Light)
Thin tube scarf (Icebug IceTube)
Hat (beanie)
Umbrella (Eberhard Göbel Dainty Automatic)

Hiking pants (Tru Spec 24-7 XPedition Ranger)
Warm underwear (Aclima Lightwool and Aclima Warmwool)
Hat (Fjällräven Keb Fleece Hat)
Photo gloves (warm, Vallerret Markhof Pro 2.0)
Hiking boots (Keen Oakridge MID WP)
Rubber boots (Viking Elk Hunter Light)
Hiking socks (2 pairs, 1 pair always as a spare in a photo bag in case your feet get wet, Lorpen T3 Light Hiker)
Jacket (waterproof, with hood)
Tube scarf (thick, fleece, GWinner Combo II)
Gaiters (Ferrino Stelvio)
Ice grippers
Ice crampons (Climbing Technology Ice Traction Plus)
Hand warmers (JahtiJakt)
Umbrella (Eberhard Göbel Dainty Automatic)

Gauze bandages
Wound dressings
Band-aids (different sizes)
Blister band-aids (Compeed)
Antiseptic cleaning wipespuhastuslapid
Ibuprofen (for pain)
Carbon pills
Tick hooks (larger and smaller O'Tom)
Tick and mosquito repellent (to protect against ticks Diffusil Repelent, against mosquitoes Lavender Oil)
Thermal film

Toilet paper
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Microfiber towel
Wet wipes (Savett Superclean)
Hand sanitizer
Hand cleaner (If water is not available, but your hands need to be cleaned. Care Plus PRO HYGIEN)
Protective lipstick (Required in cold weather)

Headphones (wireless GCY QS2)
Smart phone
Tablet (if I stay the night)
Wrist watch
Bank card pocket
Garbage bags (Small and large. If necessary, I can use large garbage bags (60 litres) as a base for a photo bag on a dirty surface.)
Waterproof sheet (necessary on a wet surface to keep all gear dry. I also lie down on it if I want to take pictures close to the ground.)
Seating mat
Power bank (20 000 mAh, USAMS 20 000 mAh, Mosaic)
Camera USB Battery Chargers (Although I always have several camera backup batteries with me, I may need to charge them. Then I can use the power bank to fully charge the camera batteries. Green Cell LC-E17)
Necessary cables
Monocle or binoculars (the monocle is always with me in the photo bag, I take the binoculars with me as needed. Binoculars: Nikon Aculon A211)
Some carabiner clips (for hanging something, either on a belt or a photo bag)
Empty plastic bags (Ordinary store plastic bags so you can pack something if needed.)
Shower caps (I use it to quickly pull on the camera in case of rain, so that the photo equipment does not get unnecessarily wet. Simple, cheap and quick tool.)
Valid permits to fly a drone
Saw (Mainly in the car. I’ve used it when there was a fallen tree on the road. It has been needed a few times. Fiskars SW73)
Elastic cable ties (Think Tank Red Whipes)
Multitool (Ganzo G202)


Camera (2 pcs, Canon 800D)
Normal zoom lens (Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM)
Macro lens (Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro)
Flash (2 pcs, Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT)
Flash wireless trigger (Yongnuo YN-E3-RT)
Color filters for flash (2 pcs, Selens Gel Flash Filters)
RGB lights (2 pcs, Aputure MC RGBWW)
Tripod (Vanguard Alt Pro 2+)
Tripod (Sirui T-1004XL)
Mini tripod (2 pcs, Ulanzi MT-08)
Mini tripod (Manfrotto PIXI EVO 2)
Mini tripods (8 pcs. For holding up backgrounds or plants. Small tripods for holding a smartphone purchased from Aliexpress, to which I added some accessories on my own.)
Syringes and nozzles (for close-ups)
Water drop system (Miops Spash Water Drop Kit)
Food colors, glycerin, xanthan gum, cooking oil, etc. (for photographing dripping water)
Various dishes (for photographing dripping water)
Photo tent (for product photography)
HDMI – HDMI Mini cable (for watching live view of the camera directly from the monitor screen)
Flash diffuser (MagMod MagSphere 2 and MagMod MagGrip 2)
Softbox (2 pcs, Godox SBUSW6060)
Softbox (2 pcs, Godox SA-30)
Barndoor Kit (2 pcs, Godox BD-04)
Flash Bracket (2 pcs, Godox S2)
Video LED Light (2 pcs, Godox SL60W)
Light Stand (2 pcs, Godox 304)
Light Stand (Godox LB03)
Background Stand (Puluz 200x200cm)
Tripod table (PureMounts Projector Stand)
Tripod table (RockJam RJLP3)
Clamps (big)
Clamps (small)
Backgrounds for product photography:
- Backgrounds (photo paper and laminated)
- Paper backgrounds
- Fabrics
- Plexiglas (black and transparent)
- Glass plates of different sizes
- Foamboards (white and black)
Accessories for taking product photos:
- Props
- Dried plants
- Artificial plants
- Glass stones
- Figurines
- Stones
- Artificial ice cubes
- Colored ribbons
- Fan-shaped ornaments
- Cones
- Tree bark