Going on holiday means one thing: you must pack your stuff and decide what to bring and what to leave behind. And the same goes for your photography gear.
Whether you go on a short city trip or a long road trip, you probably want to capture the moments you have there in photos. For yourself as memories, to share online, or to print and give to your travel buddies.
But what to bring?
Most essential photography gear
Obviously, the camera is the most essential piece of gear to bring with you.
Next are the lenses. Or lens. Depending on what you have. You can make do with just a 50mm. But in general, I’d like to have the 24mm to 200mm covered in one or two zoom lenses or several primes.
Small, yet essential, are the memory cards and batteries. The more, the better. But be reasonable with what to bring. A 3-day city trip probably doesn’t require five batteries and two terabytes of storage.
A battery charger and card reader for your laptop can help you get the number you need to bring even further down.
Nice to have photography gear
Some gear isn’t essential to bring. Though they can help improve your photos in some situations. It also depends on how light you want to be packed.
- Cleaning set
- Cable release
- Card reader
- Rain protection
- Extra body and lenses
- External hard drive
Don’t bring anything you already know you won’t need. It’s only weight you have to carry for nothing. So think about everything, when and how you’ll use it.
What gear is essential to you? Let me know in the comments below!
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