At this time tomorrow I will be on a flight to Bangkok, Thailand. I’ll be spending a few days in the big city before jumping on a domestic flight to Chiang Mai, where Michael Bonocore and I will be leading a workshop with The Giving Lens. It will be my second time on this trip with TGL to Chiang Mai, and I’m really excited to explore everything again with fresh eyes.

As you can see in the photo with this post (or if you read my recent article), I have decided to bring the FUJIFILM X-T1 system along. I wanted to give it a second chance, and figured that a second trip to the same spot would be a good place to do so. When doing this type of travel, a lighter system is just so much more appealing than lugging around a brick. I love my Canon gear, but for this trip I wanted to experience Thailand without feeling like I was carrying around a camera.

Here’s the camera gear I am packing for this trip (some items are not pictured):

Camera bags:

  • F-Stop Loka (main bag)
  • ThinkTank Mindshift rotation180° Trail (day bag)


  • FUJIFILM X-T1 (x2) w/ small and large grips
  • FUJIFILM Instax Wide 300 w/ film


  • Zeiss Touit 32 ƒ/1.8
  • FUJINON 18-55 ƒ/2.8-4
  • FUJINON 56 ƒ/1.2
  • FUJINON 50-140 ƒ/2.8


  • Gitzo travel tripod
  • RRS BH-40 Ballhead

Miscellaneous & Accessories:

  • Peak Design camera straps (x2)
  • FUJIFILM Batteries and chargers
  • Lens clothes and lens wipes
  • Cable release
  • SD cards & Card reader
  • Business cards

I will be posting a few updates here on the blog, but to really follow along be sure to follow me on Instagram and Facebook, where I will be sharing more of my adventures.