1. One question I get asked all the time is what I consider my most useful pieces of gear and software (besides my cameras and lenses).

Peak Design Everyday bagMy companion for all outdoor projects, the 20l peak design everyday bag

Since the founding year of this San Francisco based company, I am a huge fan of all bags, clips, and straps made by Peak Design. Designed and produced by Photographers for Photographers - A maximum of functionality paired with an elegant design. What else could you ask for?

I am using on a regular basis the

and can highly recommend them. Feel free to check out their website or get in touch for any questions you might have.

If you want to try it out yourself don't forget to visit the website using this link PEAKDESIGN. I have a special Checkout code that gives you a 10% reduction on your order - Feel free to ask me during our next workshop, excursion or coaching.

2. When it comes to data handling there is no way to ignore PhotoMechanics by Camerabits. This software allows you to easily take care of your images the moment they are leaving the camera. Import, backup, keywording, sending to editing programs and finally exporting - all these steps of your workflow are taken care of. It is part of my daily work and presented to my fellow Photography students in every single workshop or class.

If you want to try it out yourself you have a 30 day trial period and don't forget to use the PROMO CODE "PFWKSPXRL" at checkout if you want to buy the software.

3. When it comes to .RAF file processing and Colorgrading / Image Manipulation, there's a new player in town. Alienskin's Exposure X4 supports all relevant cameras (including the medium format FUJIFILM GFX). Image quality, processing speed and a great selection of various 'film sets' allow for an efficient workflow. Give it a 30 day trial right here: ALIENSKIN EXPOSURE X4 (Mac or Win).