The Non-Camera Carry

Andi Gordon
Photographer (age 33)
Glenrothes, Great Britain (UK)
As a motorsport photographer I spend a great deal of the summer on the road. I'm currently in a hotel in Denmark, and I've spend the last hour or so trolling through the EDC website as I do often, so I thought I'd finally post my own extended travel carry.

This post is more focused on the bits and pieces that I use either before or after shooting, travelling or relaxing in the hotel room. I prefer the posts where people go into a bit more details about the key items in their EDC, so that's what I will do here.

The most important item is definitely my Macbook Pro. This is used for everything. Processing images, email, invoicing, watching movies. I am a photoshop die hard, but I'm gradually making the move to Lightroom in an effort to make my workflow more efficient. It's a slow transition, but I'll get there.

This is the first time in a good while I've travelled with the Asus USB 3.0 monitor. I use a two monitor set up at home, and have had this sitting for ages. I'm not sure if it's something that I'll always travel with, but decided to give it a go for this trip. That also explains the addition of the keyboard and mouse. Using the trackpad across two screens is a bit of a non starter for me. I'll trail this set up out this trip and adapt over the next few trips.

The Seagate Hard drive isn't the fastest, or the best. It's suitable as a temporary back up while on the road.

I have a love/hate relationship with my iPhone. I've dabbled with android devices, but they aren't in my experience the UI is never as polished or refined as iOS. Like most people, I use my iPhone for everything. As a photographer, social media is a huge part of my job. I love Instagram, it's such a fun and instant platform. It doesn't have the bloat of Facebook and Twitter. I also manage social media feeds for a few local businesses. All this is handled through my iPhone. I also store additional images for this on my Sandisk Wireless Media Drive.

The Sandisk Wireless drive is also brilliant for travel. It's loaded with movies that I watch on my phone whilst it's mounted in the Joby MicroTight stand. Perfect for air travel.

The RavPower battery is also handy for travel. Being based out of Scotland means I rarely have the luxury of getting direct flights, so it's essential to charge both my iPhone and Media drive.

I also carry a few items not pictured that are currently in my hire car. I always carry two Car USB chargers. It's always handy to have a bit of redundancy as I use Waze on my phone to provide navigation, and that chews through battery. I also have a 3 metre lightning cable. Handy for hotel rooms when there never seems to be sockets on the "bed side" of hotel rooms.

I carry two sets of headphones. The Bluetooth ones are preferred for airline travel. No wires is such a luxury, but having a wired pair for redundancy just makes sense for longer flights.

I am looking to add a few items to my carry. An iPad mini is high on the list. Ideal for handling client's social media, and a bigger screen for watching movies on flights. I would also like to add a Leatherman. I like the Opinel, but it's a poor replacement for the Surge I handed over to airport security after I forgot to put it back in my hold luggage after an event.

Obviously, this is split between my pockets, and my ThinkTank Streetwalker HardDrive camera bag.

I think that covers it. If you would like to check out some of my non-EDC pictures, check out my website - www.ffpbrand.com or add me on Instagram - @andi_ffp

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Discussion (4 total)

Jovian ·
What are you storing the pills in?
Andi Gordon ·
They are just in the blister packs that they come in.
Benson Chen ·
that's a lot of stuff to carry hahaha
Andi Gordon ·
Tell me about it bro, think I'm going to have to move to a roller instead of a backpack haha!