Keeping My Files Safe On The Go
I love to travel around with my camera. I’ve made different beautiful trips where I captured models from all over the world. If I could choose, I would do this even more than I’m doing right now, but I’m sure I will work on this!
I would like to share with you how I prepare myself for a trip where I’m shooting portraits of models. I’m that type of photographer who knows exactly whats she needs, and I prefer to travel light. When I do bigger commercial shoots I want to be sure that I bring as much equipment as possible, but during a small portrait session in another country, I only bring what I need. Because I’m doing this kind of shoots for many years now, I know what I can expect and I know what gear I would use the most. We will also talk about an even more important item, the super compact Sandisk Portable SSD! With this item I know that I keep my files safe while traveling light.
Depending on the kind of shoot and location, I decide if I want to shoot with my Canon EOS 5D Mark IV or Canon EOS 6D (full frame sensor) or with my Fujifilm X-T3 (APS-C sensor) camera. When I have to work for clients, I always want to be sure I have my full frame camera with me because the client might need to print the images in a high resolution and I need to capture all the details. With an APS-C sensor camera I don’t have that same image quality, but this camera is good for images that I only want to publish at my website, blog and social media. During my past travels to Marrakech and Ibiza I captured everything with my Fujifilm camera and I loved the results. I just look at the circumstances and where I need the images for. Then I know for myself what is the best camera to use.
The lenses are maybe even more important. If I decided to use my full frame camera, I already know that my gear will be heavy. I can decide to only use my zoom lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II or I can use different prime lenses like the Sigma ART 35mm, 50mm and 85mm f/1.4. But my favorite small travel lens is the Canon EF 40mm f/2.8, it’s called a ‘pancake’ lens because he is super small and the focal length of 40mm is easy to use because it works in all kind of situations. For my Fujifilm camera I only own two lenses at the moment and they are both very small, so I always bring both of them: the Fujifilm XF 23mm and 50mm f/2.0. I look at the situation to decide what kind of lens I need: if I have to shoot in a desert, I won’t use prime lenses because I want to avoid switching lenses with all that dust and sand around..
When I’m traveling I always shoot a lot of images, I do my portrait/fashion shoots, but I also create Instagram content and I capture some holiday snapshots. That means that I have to bring a laptop (Macbook Pro or Macbook Air) and a SSD that I can trust. My current favorite SSD is called the: Sandisk Extreme Portable SSD and I got it recently from Coolblue.
“The rugged SanDisk® Extreme Portable SSD delivers high-speed transfers with up to 550MB/s read speeds. This makes it perfect for saving and editing hi-res photos and videos. With an IP55 rating, it also stands up to rain, splashes, spills and dust.”
I feel much more comfortable now I know that my images are safe and that I don’t I don’t have to travel with a big hard drive anymore. Compared to a hard drive, this SSD is much smaller, light weight, quiet and super fast while transferring my big RAW files. This Sandisk Portable SSD is also prepared to survive my trips where it can rain a bit or at dusty places like the beach or a desert where I always like to shoot. Thanks to this small item, I feel more secure during trips and I always like to save time when it comes to transfer my big files :)
This Sandisk Extreme Portable SSD is available in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB. The weight is just 79 gram including the small USB cable and the size is: 8.8 x 49.5 x 96.2 mm.
At the moment we are organizing a work trip to Sweden, and this SSD will be the first item that I will pack for this adventure!
This post was created in collaboration with Coolblue x Sandisk. I only promote gear that I really trust and enjoy to work with.
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Hello! Awesome article. I’m an amateur model, I want to invest in a camera that’s easy to work with, quite portable, somewhat budget friendly, and perfect for portraits / fashion/ street photography. I have some questions — what kind of camera was used to capture the pictures in this article and do you have any camera suggestions that I could look into?
File safety is first .I was looking for ensuring the best security of our customer’s images on our server and found your post. It teaches me a lot to increase the file safety.
Hi there. Some great reading and advice on your site for an up and coming photographer, with some fabulous pictures showing what can be achieved. We read that you use a variety of equipment, including a 5D IV, a 6D, as well as a few other non Canon cameras. We have the Canon, Fuji and Olympus camera’s listed at RateMyCamera.com and would highly appreciate your input on them on the site. Feedback from a professional like yourself would be unbelievably helpful to others.