In your bag No: 1510 – Tobias Gottschaldt

Tobias packs some serious and versatile gear, ready for any shutter opportunities that may unfold.

My name is Tobi (19), and I’m a student and photographer from Ulm, Germany.

At this moment, I’m packing my bags for a two-week trip to Serbia, so I decided it would be a good moment for one of these What’s in My Bag-shots.

In Serbia, I will stay at my Dads house, so I’m able to take everything with me I could probably need. The dream for a traveling photographer!

Since I got “The Beast”, my medium-format Mamiya RB67 ProS, I mainly shoot landscapes and nature. I just love wandering through the woods all by myself, with some atmospheric black metal melodies stuck in my head, and in constant search for the best place to set up my tripod.
It’s a nearly meditative ritual doing all the steps necessary to get a picture.
This film camera generates an atmosphere and a mood DSLRs were never able to give me.
Maybe some time in the future The Beast will be accompanied by a large-format camera.

Beside that I shoot street and travel photography with “My Precious”, my Leica M6, and recently I started with action sports photography, mainly downhill mountain biking, where I sadly must work digital.

My bags:

  • Evoc CP35L (Landscape, Action sport)
  • NoName shoulder bag (Street, Travel)
  • Lowepro Lens Case no4 (Canon 70-200mm f4L USM, attached to my belt)

In my bags:


  • Leica M6 Classic
  • Voigtländer Nokton 35mm f1.4
  • 43mm Yellow Filter
  • Gorillapod
  • Kodak TriX in JCH Case


  • Mamiya RB67 ProS
  • Mamiya Sekor C 65mm f4.5
  • 2x Mamiya 6×7 Film Magazine
  • Mamiya Strap
  • Ilford FP4+ 125 in JCH Film Case
  • Kodak Portra 160/400 in JCH Film Case
  • Gossen Digiflash Light Meter
  • ND3, Blue, UV, Polariser, Orange Filters
  • Manfrotto 190B Tripod
  • Shutter Release Cable
  • Book for notes
  • Lenspen

Action sports:

  • Canon EOS 60D
  • SunSniper Camera Strap
  • Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II
  • Canon EF 17-40mm f4L USM
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f4L USM

I can proudly say that photography changed my whole life. It’s a beautiful reason to get out and explore the world. And if I’m sometimes not in the mood to socialize with other human beings, I’m still able to wander through nature all by myself, which can be a wonderful experience.
Most of my time and all my money goes into this hobby, but there is not a single thing I would change about that. It’s an important part about me and who I am.

Photography is the reason I get up in the morning, and photography is the thing I enjoy most about my life.

Tobias Gottschaldt


Thanks for sharing your bag with us, Tobias.  It takes some young shoulders to haul that sweet equipment around!

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