Gear, Favorite Places, and Other Stuff

For Photography:

Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera

The EOS 5D Mark IV camera builds on the powerful legacy of the 5D series, offering amazing refinements in image quality, performance and versatility with the all-new 30.4 Megapixel full-frame sensor. With the new sensor and dynamic range I will have you more than covered for most realistic printing and web applications.

Canon 5Ds R DSLR Camera

The Canon 5Ds R lets me cover all high-end and large print jobs with its 50.6 MP sensor all print and web applications are covered.

Canon 5D Mark III DSLR Camera

The Canon 5D Mark III is still one of my favourite camera’s but with the release of the 5D IV and 5Ds R this one is mostly being used as a secondary/third camera, and with its 22 MP still has you more than covered for most realistic printing and web applications.

Canon 5D Mark II DSLR Camera

The Canon 5D Mark II is my third back-up, a perfect back-up to the 5D III, and with its 21 MP still has enough detail to have you covered.

Manfrotto tripods

As an architectural photographer one of your best friends is your tripod. You have to look for one that is sturdy, strong, lightweight and precise. I use the Manfrotto MT055CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber tripod and head for architectural and interior shoots.

For travel I wanted a lightweight one and for that I choose the Manfrotto MKBFRA4D-BH.

Apple MacBook Pro Retina

I’ve just gotten so fast with mac’s seamless integration between devices. It never freezes. No doesn’t crash all the time and I love being able to work hours at a time while editing photos without any BS. You could say that I’m an apple fan.

Adobe Lightroom & Adobe Photoshop

A must have as a photographer. The creative options that it photoshop offers are still the best around. If you have no Photoshop experience, I would start out with just Lightroom, which packs a lot of possibilities in a user-friendly app.

Other stuff:

Pelican Air

To safely travel with my gear I travel with the Pelican Air 1535 and because the air is about 3 pounds lighter then my pelican 1510 I can safely and easily keep it with me as a carry-on as well.

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones

These keep me sane during those seemingly endless amounts of traveling I can do sometimes. On both long and short flights, you arrive feeling refreshed and without fatigue.

Apple iPad Mini 3

The ability to bring a book, a magazine, a movie or a tutorial I could possibly want to read or watch while traveling is just amazing.

Apple iPhone 6s

When on the go there is no better tool to stay in touch and keep an eye on your e-mails then the iPhone. I pretty much never leave my house without it.

External Hard Drives

There’s always work to be done, whether it’s in an airport, in a hotel room, or at home. These ensure that I can quickly and easily backup my photos and my work anywhere.

Basketball 

I grew up playing basketball, at one-point even playing on a national level. I don’t get to play nearly as much anymore as I want to but playing still clears my head.

Belgian food

As I grew up in Belgium and we are known for our chocolate, waffles, beer and belgian fries, this needs no further explanation.

Places

In no particular order these are some of my favorite places that I have been so far:

New York

The Big Apple, the feeling of a city that never sleeps, where there is always something to do is very intriguing and keeps drawing me in. Read my New York Wrap-Up for some of my favorite places.

Paris 

The city of light, walking along the Seine or through the rues in Paris during the day or night is amazing. Read my Paris Wrap-Up for more …

Bangkok

Bangkok was my very first city in Asia and I can honestly say that I fell in love with the culture, the history and the kindness that Bangkok and people had to offer. Read my Bangkok Wrap-Up for some of my favorite places.

Rome

The history off the city which is all-around you is just mesmerising. My favourite spot might be cliche but it is the Colosseo or Colosseum, just because of the history that you find in that building and the fact that their design is still being used to date in all stadium.

Some of the other places I have been able to go to: