Travel and photography go hand in hand these days, and with the accessibility of advanced technology, even amateur photographers and beginners can take incredible shots.
Though the success of your travel photography will depend on the camera gear you travel with. So whether you’re an advanced photographer or just starting out, make sure you have the following with you on every trip.
Get A Photographer’s Bag
If photography is a priority and you plan to travel with a lot of gear, you should invest in a photographers bag. It’s impossible to carry a lot of camera gear in your hands, and best to separate this from your other luggage so you don’t lose expensive equipment in between clothes and other items.
A dedicated camera bag means you can carry everything conveniently and comfortably, from your cameras, to each lens, and smaller items like spare SD card, battery chargers, and lens cloths. There are many excellent bags on the market; the Kata Rucksack and the Crumpler Million Dollar Shoulder Bag are among the best gears to use while taking photographs.
Regardless of where you’re going, or the type of photography you’re into, you should expect that your camera and lens will get dirty at some point along the way.
If you want to snap the most stunning LED ring lights photography, you’ll need to keep your camera as clean as possible. So you’ll want to pack cleaning supplies to take along with you.
Stick a lens cloth or two in your bag, so you can quickly remove dust, dirt and sand from your camera lenses. Also, a puffer is a necessity. This item will allow you to keep your sensor and mirrors clean.
Your camera might have room for a few photographs. However, as a professional photographer, your camera’s onboard memory isn’t enough.
You’ll need to utilize memory cards. And depending on the length of your trip, and how often you snap, it’s likely you’ll go through a few.
SD cards are usually very small, and can therefore be very easy to lose. With this in mind, you should invest in a good card case. A protective case will allow you to keep your cards in a secure location, while decreasing the possibility that you’ll leave them behind.
Zip Lock Bags
You might not think to pack ziplock bags, but these are a fabulous idea to have handy in your camera bag. Zip locks are great for emergency situations where you need to keep your gear safe and dry. Ie during freak rain.
They are similarly brilliant when you’re finished shooting in the desert or on the beach, to keep sand out of your lenses and supplies. Toss everything into the bag and seal it shut. This will help to prevent your expensive equipment from getting damaged if you’re weathering a harsh environment.
When it comes down to it, all photographers need a good travel tripod. Whether you’re traveling to an urban setting or intend to take beautiful pictures of beach, you’ll want to make sure that you are able to keep your camera as steady as possible.
It’s essential to choose a tripod that is compact and lightweight. You’ll also be wise to choose one that will conveniently fit into your photographer’s bag!
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