Have you ever wondered what a travel photographer takes with?
I am a newbie travel photographer and don’t take as much equipment as photographers that have been doing this for years. I love seeing a behind the scenes peek at other’s gear. I think seeing what other’s use is a great way to learn and help figure out what you may need. I say may because all you really need is the camera but there is a lot of items to help make even better photographs.
I also think I need to update my camera bag. I need something I can carry all my equipment plus my laptop. I have pretty, purse like camera bags. They are great for going out but not for traveling. I can’t decide between a roller bag that can go in an overhead bin or a backpack, which would be great for hikes.
Anyway… here is what I packed for Maui:
- Canon 60D camera body
- Canon 18-135mm lens
- Canon 70-300mm lens (great for whale watching except the boat was rocking and my pictures are blurry)
- Canon 50mm (although I did not end up using this
- UV and polarizing filters for each lens
- Cody BrownSignature Filter Kit for my 18-35mm lens
- Joby camera strap
- Extra batteries and charger
- Manfrotto travel tripod
- Remote (which I didn’t end up using as much as I expected)
- Epiphanie camera bag
- Microfiber cloth to clean filters and lens glass
*Whew* That is a lot of stuff and my bag was full. Next time I would probably leave the 50mm at home. I love that lens and it can make great landscapes but I am limited by the lack of zoom.