The World According To My Camera

"Where do we go next?"

A life story

Who am I?

Hi there! My name is Catalina and this is the world according to my camera(s) – sometimes colorful, sometimes in black and white, and most of the time far away from from home.

I love to travel, I do so as often as I can, and I definitely start to get antsy when I’ve been home for too long. I’m currently at 51 countries visited, and counting. Being a low maintenance traveler, there’s usually nothing more than the bare essentials in my favorite small backpack that’s seen the world along with me. Most of those bare essentials are photo and video gear.

My usual means of travel are… eclectic. I’ve been on planes, trains and automobiles, rural buses, tuk-tuks, marshrutkas, ferries, rowboats, mopeds, bicycles, but my very favorite of the bunch will always be riding along on a motorcycle, with my partner in crime.


My current workhorse is a shiny new Sony A7 III, with a Sony 55mm f/1.8,  Voigtlander 12mm f/5.6, Samyang 35mm f/2.8, Sony 85mm f/1.8 and Lensbaby Sweet 35 and Edge 50, to which I’ve recently upgraded from Nikon D5200 and Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-4.

Among other gear I own and you’re likely to see used here: Nikon D3100, Canon EOS 350D, Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4, Nikkor 40mm f/2.8, and my trusty old Olympus SP560 UZ, my first ever camera, and first big thing I ever bought for myself, at age 17.


So far, I’ve been to Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina,  Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark,  Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary,  Ireland,  Israel, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta,  Mexico,  Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal (continental and Madeira), Romania, Russia, San Marino,  Serbia,  Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (continental and The Canary Islands), Sweden,  Switzerland, Turkey, UK (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Gibraltar), Ukraine, and USA (Alabama, Arizona, Colorado,  Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Texas, Utah).