The Equipment

Visual contact

I’d like to tell you that many people keep asking me what kind of  camera(s) I use for the pictures and some of the videos along this pan USA tour. I’m afraid no, nobody has asked me that yet. But I’m gonna tell you anyway. 😀

Many people today just use their smartphone to take pictures; it’s small, the pictures are good, you can instantly share them on whatever social media suits you and obviously, you always carry it with you. Obviously, I also use my Apple iPhone 4S every now and then to take pictures and make short videos.

Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPhone 4S “Maxibon”
Maxibon, Nestlé
Maxibon, Nestlé

Wrapped in its leather cover, it always reminds me of a “Maxibon” ice-cream. I wish I had a Maxibon right now…

Anyway, most of the pictures you can see on this blog are still taken by a digital single-lens reflex camera, my Nikon D3000. Bought in 2011 at J&R Park Row New York, it has since helpted keeping memories of countless events and travels.

Nikon D3000
Nikon D3000
Nikon D3000
Nikon D3000

I’m far from being a proficient photograph. Nevertheless, whether I hold it myself or put it on the tripod, I always set it to manual mode and ‘play’ with the three pillars of photography: ISO, aperture and shutter speed to get the most of my pictures…at least as far as I understand it. I let you be the judge of that!

Keep it movin’

What else? Oh right, there is the GoPro Hero 3+ video camera. Outstanding visual quality, as well as being shock and water proof. And then there is the virtually limitless amount of mounting devices that allow it to be mounted on anything or simply held in your hand. By now you might wonder where these glorified videos are. Be patient, it ain’t over yet. 😉

GoPro Hero 3+ with suction cup
GoPro Hero 3+ with suction cup

Write it down and load it up

Once I’m satisfied with all of the pictures and movie clips I’ve taken, I feed a thin rectagular thing with it – a computer / laptop / notebook or whatever you want to call it.

Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro
Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro

In this case it’s a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro; thin, light and versatile – just what I need. I created my blog on WordPress.com. The menus are pretty straightforward and logical. It’s my first website ever and so far it works out just fine.

Wordpress blog editing, NYC to LA and the adventures in between
WordPress blog editing, NYC to LA and the adventures in between

So, armed with my Nikon D3000, my GoPro Hero 3+ and my “Maxibon” look-alike Apple iPhone 4S, I report sights and thoughts from the US of A. 🙂

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