When I began to discover the world of digital photography I started with a very limited Vivitar 1.3 MP camera 2X zoom, but I was not too worried because I was jumping into the digital world and I was happy. After that, I moved to a Canon PowerShot among the first of that line with a small plastic housing. I was already shooting surfing in the water with the classic 35mm camera and that was the beginning of my surf photography.
Now I own a surf magazine based in Costa Rica and I’m really into action sports photography. Things I have to carry in my bag change all the time depending on what kind of trip that I work with. In search of things that nobody has done before as a photographer, I always find myself spending a lot of money on different kinds of tools and equipment. I’m also always trying to minimize things I carry with me on my trips and try to bring as little as possible, but always in the end the extra things make a big difference.
Technology and photography companies are always creating new things and make us move from one thing to another and update ourselves all the time. Sometimes it’s good and sometimes it can be a waste of money.
Most of the time I try to find different types of natural or artificial light depending on the clients with whom I work. One of my passions is putting artificial light in places that most people think you cannot, as with my surf photography.
One of the things about being a ‘human portable photo studio’ is that when you do not have a bag on your back, you really think that you are missing something, because over the years the bag becomes part of you!
The things that I carry in my Lowepro camera bag are a Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 5d Mark III, Canon 600mm f/4, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8, Canon 50mm f/1.2, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8, Canon 15mm f/2.8 (fisheye), Aquatech waterproof housing, a Canon 600EX-RT Speedlite, Oben Monopod, SanDisk memory cards and Pocket Wizards.