Photography and Videography

DSLR Cameras

Our current camera of choice is the Nikon D750.

Nikon Lenses

Often referred to as the “Nikon Trifecta” or “The Holy Trinity,” these lenses are Nikon’s most popular lenses for good reason. They are all great quality and with this combination there’s almost nothing you can’t shoot.

In addition to the Trifecta, I have two other favorite lenses in my collection, a 50mm and a 80-400mm.

The 50mm fixed lens is probably the cheapest lens I have, yet its quality is suburb. Amazing in low light and for portraits. With its small size, I often use it when I’m trying to be inconspicuous and not show off a flashy camera with a big lens.   

Nikon’s 80 – 400mm quickly became one of my favorite lenses on a trip to the Galapagos. The quality is not quite on par with the Trifecta’s 70 – 200mm BUT the extra focal length gets you even closer to the action in a lighter lens. For travel photography, you can’t always switch lenses and weight matters. If I had to pick between this and the 200mm, I would buy the 80-400mm.

Camera Accessories

Though a quality camera brings you 80% of the way, you’re never going to get that photo you’ve been dreaming about without a few essential accessories. From a good SD card that won’t lose your photos, to a tripod to get those steady shots.

Videography

If we’re heading into locations with beautiful landscapes a drone is always something we reach for. It’s a great way to get a different perspective.

Though GoPro still leads the market in action cameras, AKASO makes a very good quality camera with a tons of accessories for around $50.  This little camera helped us get amazing underwater footage in the Galapagos.

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