My Gear & Equipment

The Gear we use // What's in my Camera Bag?
A list of my photography equipment

Have a look at some of the gear that I use for my creative photography

I’ve been working as a wedding & portrait photographer for more than 15 years, so I get a lot of questions about what kind of photography gear and tools I use. So let's take a peek inside my camera trolleys.

     #Favorites // Photography Gear

There is no creative photographer without gear and modifiers. Here is a short list of my favorite brands:

⚡️ Profoto - High-quality Speedlights & Light-shaping

⚡️ MagMod - Fast, easy & strongest Flash Modifiers

⚡️ Canon - Cameras & Lenses

⚡️ FotoPro - Tripods and Light stands

⚡️ DedoLight - Bi-Color LED lights

⚡️ ThinkTank - Camera backpacks & Trolleys

⚡️ Apple - Editing systems and communication gear

Camera - Light - Modifier

Step-by-Step Gear Talk

Let me first state that it doesn't matter how much equipment you have or what brand you work with. If you feel like something is missing, it's wise to consider if you need anything else. What matters is that you can do what you want to do with the equipment and modifiers you have. In this video, I'll take you step-by-step through my collection of equipment and explain why we use that gear.


My Gear List

What gear do you need to #BeCreative? As a photographer and educator, I get a lot of questions about our favorite gear we use. Keep in mind that I don’t pack everything on this gear list in my camera trolley all the time, instead, I pack according to each wedding or portrait shoot. If you’re simply interested in learning how to #BeCreative in any situation or environment make sure to check my workshops.

MagMod // Magnetic Modifiers

Fast, Easy, and Awesome Off-Camera Flash Modifiers

MagMod is a revolutionary universal magnetic flash modifier system that makes Flash Photography fast, easy, & awesome! MagMod II modifiers are optimized for round-head flashes, up to 40% lighter, and stronger magnetic attachment, and the completely redesigned MagMod Pro Gels are faster than ever!

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👉 MagMod: MagSphere
Omni-directional diffuser for soft light

👉 MagMod: MagGrip
Flexible silicone holder with universal fit

👉 MagMod: MagGrid
Grid for total light and color control


👉 MagMod Pro Correction Gels
Balancing the flash's color temperature

👉 MagMod Pro Creative Gels
Add dramatic pop of creative color  

👉 MagMod Pro Artistic Gels
Balance challenging light situations


👉 MagBox Pro 24 Octa Softbox
Soft Light, the magnetic MagMod way

👉 MagBox Pro 36 Strip Softbox
The most awesome strip softbox

👉 MagBox Pro 42 Strip Softbox
If you love soft light, you’ll love this


👉 MagMod MagRing II
Magnetic speedring for larger modifiers

👉 MagMod MagSnoot II
Control the light with 4 beam patterns 

👉 MagBox MagShoe II
The best universal cold shoe bracket


👉 MagMod Artistic XL Dome Gels
Color leveling Artistic color XL Dome gels

👉 MagMod Professional Strobe Kit XL
Collapsible, magnetic, gellable XL modifier

👉 MagMod Creative XL Dome Gels
Fast, easy color control with XL Dome gels



Profoto // Lighting & Modifiers

The world of lightshaping

👉 Profoto Speedlights - Studiostrobes - Lightshaping Modifiers

Profoto is the World-leading Brand in Photography Lighting and Photo Equipment. Starting light shaping is simple:

Choose a remote, and connect with a speedlight or studio strobe to trigger the light from your camera. Choose the light shaping modifier, and you are now ready to practice with light shaping and create awesome images.

👉 Air Remote TTL
AirTTL / HSS remote

👉 OCF Clic Softbox
Fast & Soft light

👉 Profoto B10X
Portable studiostrobe

👉 OCF Beauty Dish
Indirect soft light

👉 Silver Umbrella
Fast & Easy umbrella


👉 Profoto Clic Color Correction Kit
Full-1/2-1/4 CTO, CTB, and Half Plus Greens

👉 Profoto Clic Grid Kit
Grid 20° light and Grid 10° light spreads

👉 Clic Color Effects Gel Kit
Creative color gels to add color at your scene


Camera // Lenses 

Which cameras do we use?

We have been working with Canon EOS/EOS-R professional cameras for years and we love it! High-quality built, and a perfect dynamic range, but as a well-known saying: The camera does not take a good photo, but the photographer!

👉 Canon R6 & R6 Mark II
The R6 Serie is a full-frame system camera

👉 Canon RF L 24-70mm F/2.8 IS
A zoom lens of superb quality

👉 Canon RF L 50mm F/1.2L
The F/1.2 is an extremely sharp lens


Lightroom AI Presets

From Scratch (RAW) to an awesome edited final image!

Looking to add a touch of #BeCreative style to your wedding or portrait photography? Look no further! The BeCreative AI preset pack is designed with hybrid AI, this powerful preset delivers balanced, rich + vibrant colors and luminous skin tones that will take your images to the next level.

⚡️ One-Click presets - Step-by-Step instruction - AI intelligent - Edit your images in Lightspeed ⚡️


With just one click, this special Hybrid AI preset technique can help you achieve the colorful and unique #BeCreative look. And with over 10 included One-Click Enhancers and Brushes, you can easily fine-tune your images to create a tailor-made creative editing experience that delivers consistent results in a variety of lighting situations.


Budget speedlights & pocket studiostrobes 

After my transition as an ambassador for Profoto, I was supported by Godox for years. It's the budget brand for speedlights and is used by both semi-pro and pro photographers. Of course, there is a quality difference between Profoto and Godox and the reload time of a Profoto A10 is much better, but not everyone has the budget for this and Godox is a good solution for this.

👉 Godox/Flashpoint V850III
Manual Speedlight for every brand

👉 Godox/Flashpoint AD200
Pocket StudioStrobe for every brand

👉 Godox/Flashpoint X2T Trigger
Trigger fot Godox speedlights


Dedolight LED & V-Flat

Bring Hollywood to your photoshoot

Dedolights are focusable and give a "clean beam of light" and are ideal for creative photography. Dedolight also supplies various color filters, effect filters and lenses that make the creative possibilities almost endless. Dedolights are of the highest quality and do not fade in color or light output and are widely used in Hollywood productions.

The V-Flat can be folded into a handy size of approximately 100 cm x 100 cm and weighs only 3 kg. V-Flats are used as fill light, block and absorb light, bounce light, and possibly as a background during photography and video shoots.

👉 DedoLight Ledzilla
Portable & focusable LED light

👉 V-Flat
Black & White flat, and foldable boards

👉 DedoLight DLED2 LED spotlight
Portable, focusable, BI-Color LED light


Lightstands

Lightweight tripods & grips

We use lightweight travel tripods with 3 leg segments because this gives more stability. Because we often work at destination weddings/shoots, and on uneven surfaces, we work with the Carbon Fotopro tripods with a special extension system. For photo shoots in difficult places such as a shower room, we use a Clip Clamp to attach our strobes.

👉 Fotopro TR-01 Carbon Stands 
5-section carbon fiber light tripod

👉 MagBox MagShoe II
The best universal cold shoe bracket

👉 Large OCF Flash Clip Clamp
Clip Clamp with ball head shoe Mount


Camera Bags & Accessories

The Think Tank photo bags that travel with us

Think Tank offers an extensive range of bags. We have enjoyed using Think Tank products for years because Think Tank bags are designed to meet the needs of photographers. A Think Tank camera bag makes it easier to efficiently organize your cameras and equipment and therefore work more productively and travel easier.

👉 XXL Think Tank Trolley
Our big wedding photo trolley

👉 Think Tank carry-on trolley
The inflight carry-on trolley fits always

👉 Medium photo bag (under seat)
Ideal for fast and on-the-go travel


Accessories

Super handy photography accessories

👉 DJI Mavic Mini 3 Pro Drone
Lightweight and Foldable Camera Drone

👉 CameraBag Light
Light up your camera bag in the dark

👉 OP/Tech USA camera straps
The best universal camera straps


FilterPixel AI Editing

Edit your images in one Click. No Subscription for #BeCreative users, Life-Time deal!

FilterPixel Edits is a Lightroom plugin that seamlessly integrates with your post-production workflow. Let FilterPixel assist you in effortlessly editing your photos in the style of your choice, taking your creativity to new heights. FilterPixel meticulously analyzes and assimilates your unique artistic style, generating a personalized profile that captures your individuality.


Hybride Back-ups

Our fast and secure hybrid backup system ☁️

You just did a beautiful and valuable wedding or photoshoot, but how can you safely back it up in a hybrid way? (accessible anytime and with any system) We have a 3-step system for this: The first step is to put all photos on two memory cards by using the duo-slots on our cameras, one of these memory cards goes into the safe.

The second step is to back up all RAWs to an external SSD HD that also goes into the safe. Our lightroom catalog is also stored on a second external SSD so that we can always disconnect it from the system. The third step is our cloud storage, so that all RAWs, edits, exports, and lightroom catalogs are safely in the cloud!

👉 Seagate Mobile SSD 2T
External SSD Portable/Mobile drives

👉 BackBlaze Cloud Storage
The best unlimited storage in the cloud

Important note:

Although I am supported by various brands, as a creative artist, I have the freedom to work independently with other brands, and equipment. It doesn't matter which camera brand you shoot with or which brand of speedlights you use. There are always more options and brands to make beautiful images. It's all about how you use your equipment as a photographer and the creative process to achieve awesome images.

I enjoy working with it. That's what it's about!

"By sharing our passion and knowledge, we make the creative world and ourselves better"