In your bag No: 1411 – Greg Large

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In your bag No: 1411, Greg Large
We have a proper travel bag for you all today. Greg has put this bag together for a 3 month journey to Japan, and he is packing a monster of a camera for the journey. Check it out.

I am a Hungarian born nature and landscape photographer. I am 27 and have been in the “business” for more than 12 years. My photography has been through some big changes in the recent years, with one of the biggest being a return to film photography. I have written a post about this on my blog: www.greglargephotography.com/blog/personal-evolution-in-photography

These days, my portfolio only consists of black and white digital and analog pictures.

Since I finished high school, my life has revolved around photography and finding freedom. I have traveled in many countries, mostly by hitchhiking. It has become a saying for me that, I am either travelling, or saving money for travelling. I’ve had many different jobs in the past, from being a tour guide, to a kitchen hand.

I love making connections with people and I love to find amazing landscapes and places. However, I am not good at photographing people, and never have been. My main profile has always been centered around nature.

On my first six months of traveling (from Hungary to Australia), I was geared up with Nikon cameras and lenses. My bag was more than 30 kilograms. It was unbearable, especially when it came to hitchhiking. I promised myself: never again! Right after I returned home, I sold all my gear and I changed to a Fuji system. However, I wasn’t totally satisfied. It was then that I decided to buy a medium format camera. I knew that the 35mm’s quality wouldn’t be enough for me, but I also knew I couldn’t handle a 4×5 camera, only because the style of my traveling. 

Initially, I had a Fuji GW690III, but for my photography a range finder system was unusable. There were too many possibilities for error with framing because of parallax and uncheckable depth of field.

Now I have a Mamiya RZ that I am more than satisfied with.

The Mamiya RZ is for my personal work, like the “See the forest” (www.greglargephotography.com/see-the-forest/).  With only two lenses. The 65mm when I need a little more of a wider angle, and the 110mm for tree portraits. I always use a tripod – mirror lockup – cable release combination for landscapes. My favorite film is Ilford fp4.

I use the Fuji X-E2 with the 18-55 for my “Sky and Land” (www.greglargephotography.com/sky-and-land/) project that consist of random nature pictures; most of the time handheld. Moreover, I use my iPad Mini to post pictures onto different social media sites.

I realized soon enough that none of the camera bag manufacturers are capable of satisfying the needs of a nomadic traveller with camera gear. I always bring my tent, mattresses, and sleeping bags with me, so I needed enough space for everything. I could only manage it with a proper hiking bag. 65-75l is usually enough, and I put my Lowepro Stealth Reporter in it. Like this, I can remove my gear any time I have to shove my big bag into a belly of a bus or airplane.

Lowepro Stealth Reporter D300 AW

Osprey Aether 85

Mamiya RZ67 Pro

Mamiya 110mm f/2.8

Mamiya 65mm f/4

Minolta Spotmeter F

Fuji X-E2 with 18-55mm f/2.8-4  

Cable release(s)

Induro CT213 Carbon Fiber tripod with Induro BHD1 ballhead

Ilford FP4

Spare batteries

Ipad Mini

If anyone needs any advice of long term traveling and photography, together feel free to write:) I am more than happy to help.

www.greglargephotography.com

www.greglargephotography.com/blog/

www.facebook.com/greglargephoto

www.instagram.com/greglargephoto

Thanks for sharing your bag with us, Greg. Those spot meters are so hot right now.
Check out the links and please come and comment.
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Cheers
Japancamerahunter

3 comments on “In your bag No: 1411 – Greg Large”

    Alex Jackson-Smith August 6, 2016 at 4:14 am / Reply

    Looked at your website, bookmarked it. The landscapes are super. Love virtually everyone. I bet they are amazing in full-res, but they would without doubt be stolen.

    I wait with baited breath for the Bamboo…

    Greg l. August 9, 2016 at 9:03 pm / Reply

    Thanks! :)
    I really appreciate it:)

    I hope the new pics will be up by the end of august.

    D. Michael August 18, 2016 at 5:22 pm / Reply

    Greg, I really enjoy your more abstract and moody images chronicled in your “evolution” blog post, 2004-2005. The feelings are poetic. Keep up the good work, and thanks for sharing.

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