My Photography Gear

Full disclosure, pretty much everything I purchase comes straight from Amazon. Literally, from 25lb bags of rice, coffee & filters, to scuba diving gear, dresses, etc I think you get the point. Anyways, the links below are all affiliate links. That means if you think the gear I use in real life would work well for yourself and you buy it using my link, I earn a little bit of change. Which, I’ll no doubt turn around and spend on more scuba diving. Please support the cause.

If you're just starting out, the price of this camera body is very off putting. Keep in mind, you get what you pay for. My first camera was a Canon Rebel T6 bundle package from Amazon. As most of you know, the majority of my photos are all ocean and travel based. After a year or so I was using my iPhone X on portrait mode more than my camera because it didn't require me to to use Snapseed to liven my photos. Classic case of "should've listened to your dad"; My dad swore by Fuji, he would say, "they just have the best color, no one can beat it". It's true and worth the investment. Note: There is a Facebook group, Fuji X USA Buy/Swap/Sell where you can find all sorts of items for sale a much lower cost.

My most used lens! After reaching out to a few photographer friends, I was assured this would be the best all around lens with superb image quality for my needs. A cheaper lens would be the 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS not as good but acceptable. Fuji XF 16mm f/1.4 is the best lens, hands down. Fuji XF 50-140mm f/2.8 is the best zoom lens but, huge and really heavy. For ultra wide, Fuji XF 10-24mm is a good option but it's also a f/4 lens. For manual focus, Samyang/Rokinon 12mm f/2 is great and reasonably priced.  This comprehensive list was provided by my amazing friend and photographer, Luis! Follow him on Instagram for amazing content!! 

Never leave home without it! Portrait mode is the bomb dot com.

GoPro Hero 7 Black! What an amazing and fun way to capture dive footage without spending fifteen thousand dollars. Make sure you're always using the recommended memory cards or you will have issues with the GoPro such as freezing underwater at 100 feet. Check here to make sure you're using the proper cards: SD Cards that work with GoPro Cameras

In my experience, it's common to experience GoPro issues while underwater. Just in case I have issues my left wrist/hand holds a GoPro 5. 

This tripod & Selfie Stick 6-in-1 Kit w/ Bluetooth Remote is very handy for solo travelers. Quality is okay - always looking for something better. 

GoPro Waterproof case with EXTRA battery!! Yes, this is technically more of a dive gear item but honestly I use this to charge up my GoPro’s on land more than I do diving.

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