I pretty much go everywhere with my Backpack. It is an important Part of my everyday Life.
And I have quite a bit of Stuff inside of my Backpack. And most of it has nothing to do with Photography.
But of Course I also have some Camera Gear with me pretty much always. I usually only bring my Camera and my 10-18mm Lens, as well as my 50mm Lens with me. That is all I need to take Fotos on a day to day basis.
I absolutely love the Wide Angle Lens. It practically lives on my Camera.
I always had a lot of Stuff hanging off all the Backpacks I ever owned. One of my most prized possessions doing so is a little Stormtrooper Figure that I rediscovered in my Desk last Christmas. Since then, it has never come off my Backpack.
Except for today off course, when I took some Fotos of it with my 50mm.
Some might be here from my Instagram. For those of you who are: This is it. This is why there was a Stormtrooper in the Harz.
I also carry a Pocket Knife with me when appropriate. Like when I am Hiking. Or when I am having Lunch in the Woods like I did today.
I usually carry my little Gerber, but I also have other Blades in my ‘Collection’.
And yes, I have a tiny Pocket Knife Collection. I really love Pocket Knives. They can look very cool and are ultra versatile Tools.
Since I really love Hiking, I always have my Hiking Kit in with me. It consists of a Map, a Compass as well as my Wanderpass for the Harzer Wandernadel and a few Pens. I usually also have a small Note Pad in it to write down my thoughts and ideas.
And lately, I have a lot of weird Ideas. Some of them are even good ones! But more about that later.
My overall favourite accessory on my Backpack is my Traveller Collective Keychain (*no affiliation) though. The Rings on it commemorate the Countries I have visited so far, where I am from and also what I stand for.
And when I bought them, I also did a little good, as TC supports all kinds of Social Projects. For example Gifting Travel, where they gift someone who never travelled anywhere an unforgettable Trip. I think that is really cool.
My current Backpack of Choice is a ‘military style’ completely customizable Daypack from a Company called Tasmanian Tiger. I believe it is called the Essential Pack Mk II. It is definitely not the largest Backpack I ever owned, but the Size is perfect for me.
And it has an Area for Velcro Patches. I am currently rocking a Canadian Flag and a Patch Ingot at Photokina back in 2018. It says Photography is all I need. And it kinda speaks