I get this question all the time: what gear do you use and what do you bring when traveling? I wanted to help other travelers with my information that took me years to learn. Here is what I pack with me on my photo trips:
1. What do I film with?
I do all my professional photography with my Nikon D7100 with 18-140mm lens. This camera is able to accomplish just about everything I want it to do without being too bulky for travel. Occasionally I will swap out lenses if I want to get telescopic photos or macro photos, but that's it. Before embarking on a trip, make sure to bring plenty of memory cards. I always have two in my camera and at least one or two spares in my bag.
Here is the link to my exact camera on Amazon, where you can purchase the camera body and lens together:
2. What camera bag do you use?
I use a cross-body bag that disguises my camera because it doesn't look like a camera bag at all, does it? It has more padding than a traditional bag in order to protect my equipment. Best of all, it is a cross body bag which means it is easy for me to access my camera, but harder for those sticky-fingered folks to grab my camera.
3. Backup device:
Backing up your photos while traveling is essential. I cannot tell you how many incidents I have had where I was unable to backup because I didn't have WiFi and I ended up loosing my photos. Don't let that happen to you. Here's a handy UBS Flash Drive gadget that solves this problem:
4. What do you bring on long haul flights?
There are 5 essential items that I always bring on long haul flights to make the journey more comfortable:
There you have it! Those are my travel gear essentials. I hope these tips help you on your photo journeys abroad.
What are your must-haves for traveling?
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