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My Filming Gear

Updated: Sep 19

Let me start off by saying that you don't need any specific or fancy gear to create quality content. I film plenty on my iPhone and don't use the most expensive gear.

If you're interested to see what I am using, check out this list.

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GoPro HERO9 Black

This is the camera I use most consistently when I travel. While I love this camera most of the time, it does have some drawbacks that I'll outline below.


  • Shoots in 5K Ultra HD

  • Super compact and lightweight

  • Waterproof up to 33 feet

  • Timelapse capability

  • Easily adjustable video settings

  • 20MP photo shooting

  • Front and rear screens to easily film yourself

  • Live streaming capability

  • Great stabilization and horizon leveling

  • Awesome customer service

  • Removable battery

  • Cheap for being able to shoot such high quality

  • Can be mounted in tons of ways for unique shots


  • Need to buy an external battery charger to be able to use the camera and charge spare batteries at the same time. Otherwise the camera itself needs to be plugged in to charge the battery inside.

  • I've had issues with this camera not wanting to turn on at colder temperatures, ie. below ~50F.

  • Screen cracks easily. I've replaced mine already and the new one cracked pretty quickly. The touchscreen still works and it is still waterproof though, even with the crack.

  • Stabilization has been buggy on slow panning shots for me.

  • Microphone isn't the best. Need attachments to add mic or other accessories.

  • Doesn't work well in low light situations

Canon Powershot G7X Mark II

This was my first vlogging camera and I got a great amount of use from it. I loved the flip display and found the picture and audio quality more than good enough to start out.


  • Great starter camera, especially for vlogging

  • Flip up display to easily film yourself

  • Large screen for previewing images and videos

  • Compact and easy to fit in bag or pocket for travel


  • Battery life isn't super long, so you'll want to bring a spare

  • Only shoots up to 720p

  • In my opinion this camera is better for photos than for video


Ulanzi VL49 RGB LED Video Lights

This light is an amazing way to up your content creation game without breaking the bank.


  • Very affordable

  • Adjustable colors to change the mood of your shoot

  • Rechargeable battery that lasts up to 10 hours on lowest setting

  • Universal mount for tripod or mounting to your camera

  • Compact and easy to travel with


  • Since this light is pretty small, you won't necessarily get studio quality lighting over larger subjects.

  • Battery takes 2 hours to fully charge, so you need to plan ahead if taking it out for a shoot.


Kaiess 62" Tripod, Selfie Stick, & Phone Tripod Stand with Remote

UBeesize Magnetic Phone Tripod Mount Adapter


Movo VXR10 Universal Video Microphone with Shock Mount

Dual Interview Lavalier Lapel Microphone Kit (2 Pack)

Other Gear

SanDisk 2TB Extreme Portable SSD

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