In My Bag: Vietnam Edition – by Daniella Zalcman

Daniella ZalcmanDaniella Zalcman is based in London and New York. She has worked for The Wall Street Journal, the New York Daily News, the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, and Vanity Fair. Her photographs have appeared in exhibits throughout New York City and are part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She graduated from Columbia University in 2009 with a degree in architecture. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

I’m heading to Vietnam for six weeks to work on a couple long-term photo stories (and hang out with my family on the side). This is my standard bag o’ tricks for when I’m traveling and shooting personal work — a fairly basic digital kit, and my beloved Yashica D TLR for shooting film. I’m bringing a Zoom H2 just in case any multimedia opportunities arise (I’m trying to avoid fragile gear like my RODE mic, which I’m pretty sure would get back to London in little pieces). The bulkiest part of my gear back is my massive bag of film (only about a third of it is pictured here).

gear - Vietnam

Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 24-70mm 2.8L
Canon 70-200mm 2.8L
Canon 35mm 1.4L

Lensbaby Pro Effects Kit (courtesy of The Photo Brigade!)

– Yashica D Twin Lens Reflex Camera
– 50 rolls of 120 film: Ilford HP5, Kodak Tri-X, Kodak Portra NC

MacBook Air 11
iPhone 4 (for Instagram)
– iPhone 3 (to jailbreak)
– Vietnamese Nokia cell phone

Zoom H2 Recorder
Western Digital 1TB My Passport Portable HD
Aputure Intervalometer

– 118GB in CF cards
– 24GB in SD cards
CF/SD card reader
– 4x Canon batteries
Rechargeable AA batteries
Electrical tape + gaffer tape
– Converters (UK to Vietnam, US to Vietnam, US to UK)
Moleskine
– Press passes
Cleaning wipes
Swiss army knife
16GB USB drive
Playing cards
– Book (B.H. Liddell Hart’s History of the Second World War)

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