In your bag No: 1014 – Rodrigo Arandanos


by Bellamy /

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In your bag 1014, Rodrigo Arandanos
It is not all that often we get a bag from Chile, but we have one today. And it is gorgeous. Check it out.

My name is Rodrigo, 27, I live in Melipilla, Chile, South America.
I work as a professional Illustrator, but photography is my hobby and my artistic mistress, haha.

Here’s my everyday setup, nothing fancy i guess:

I prefer small-ish cameras and always carry at least one of those: A 2nd hand Panasonic Lumix GX1 + 20mm 1.7 pancake lens with a 46 to 37mm step down ring for protection, this is my main shooter.

An Olympus XA2 who is in mild condition, but usually get things done. I love how fast one can be with this camera and even if the viewfinder is not the best, i like framing the picture with it, something that i miss in the GX1.

I shoot lford HP5 rolls loaded form bulk rolls from a photostore, It’s “cheaper” ($5) and almost the only option to shoot BW here (want to try Kodak BW films). I’m part of a photo workshop and we make copies in paper using a shared space, is really nice to have a small community of kind people to talk about photography in real life.

Something to clean lenses, a ballpoint pen and a really small note book.

Smartphone, I don’t like the camera so I usually don’t take photos with it.

Not pictured: A black Canon AE-1 Program with a 50mm f1,4, 28mm f2,8 and a really old 135mm f3,5. FD mount to m4/3 mount adaptor, and a CCTV 35mm 1,7 lens with a m4/3 adaptor. I use those on special ocassions, the 50mm is my “portrait” lens on the GX1, is very nice.

I’ve been taking photos since 2 years ago, I like to go out and take photos on the street and things that see in my life.

I have a blog called “better mistakes” where i upload a photo daily for a year, is a good exercise:

My flickr

Oh also my illustation portfolio if you want to share it.


Thanks for sharing your bag with us, Rodrigo. I love the look of this one, so straightforward.
Check out the links and make sure you come and comment.

Keep them coming folks, we need more submissions, so get your bag on Send me a hi resolution image of the bag (please make sure it is horizontal, 720px across is optimal) and its contents, with some details about yourself and what you shoot. Oh and don’t forget your contact details (twitter, flickr, tumbler et al). Send the bag shots here. Please understand that there is a long wait now as there is a backlog of submissions. Not all make the cut, so make sure yours is funny/interesting/quirky. And please make sure the shot is of good quality, as the ones that are not do not go up.

8 comments on “In your bag No: 1014 – Rodrigo Arandanos”

    Paul Park October 8, 2014 at 7:58 pm / Reply

    Love the images on your flickr!

      Rodrigo October 10, 2014 at 1:59 am /


    Tommy October 8, 2014 at 9:50 pm / Reply

    Very cool setup, and almost identical to mine! Lately though, I’ve been leaving my GX1 at home.. The XA2 is really all I need most of the time!

      Rodrigo October 10, 2014 at 2:06 am /

      The XA is very confortable to use, i wish i had more control of the exposure/metering, though.

    Foster October 9, 2014 at 2:54 am / Reply

    Great setup – lovely light in your shots!

      Rodrigo October 10, 2014 at 2:07 am /

      thanks a lot Foster!

    Yokosuka Mike October 9, 2014 at 6:07 am / Reply

    Rodrigo, those are some really great images on your flickr site, well done! I also have a GX1 that I have taken thousands of images with. I recommend that you get the Panasonic DMW-LVF2 External Live View Finder for your GX1. It’s a bit expensive but for me it makes a world of difference.

      Rodrigo October 10, 2014 at 2:29 am /

      The GX1 is a pretty nice digital camera who deserved more love at their time.
      I checked your blog and one of my dreams is visit Japan someday!

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