So, you are ready to go on a trip, packed your bags. And already googled some cool places for photography. But while taking your camera bag you got confused about choosing your photography equipment. If this is what happened to you then in this article I am going to share 10 Essential Equipment For Travel Photography.
Honestly, my first trip was terrible because I just took my camera and a single battery and went for photography. And the result was I didn’t get enough shot because I didn’t have the right equipment. I don’t want you to make the same mistake if this is your first trip.
My mistake was I didn’t do any research about what essential equipment should I carry. But you are reading this article that means you have already skipped that big mistake.
List of Essential Equipment For Travel Photography
- Camera Bag
- Extra battery and charger
- A Tripod
- An external flash
- Extra memory cards
- An external hard drive
- Cleaning Equipment
- Wide angle lens
- An Led light
- Mp3 player with good playlist 🙂 (this one depends on you if you like music 😉 )
1. Camera Bag
By the word camera bag, I mean a bag which is large enough and have enough sections to carry all your lenses, external flash, charger, batteries, memory cards and laptop.
Why??? Because it will be easy for you to keep all your gears in one place.
2. Extra battery and charger
Whatever camera you are going to use on the trip, keep extra batteries for that camera. Because you can’t go a whole day with a single battery.
3. A Tripod
A steady tripod is must if you want to click shot with slow shutter speed. So, carrying a tripod on your trip is a good idea if you don’t want to miss some cool long exposure shots.
4. An external Flash
There is no need to say that you’ll definitely need an external flash in some conditions.
5. Extra Memory card
It’s necessary to carry an extra memory card with you on your trip. In case if you lose or accidentally damage one memory card you still have the other one to use.
6. An external Hard Drive
Definitely, you’ll need something for back up of all your photos. And an external hard drive is a good option for that. So that you can store all your photos safely.
You’ll need a laptop to manage all your photos or for post-processing of your photos. And I don’t think you’ll post even a single photo on your social media without post-processing. So, carrying a laptop on your trip is very important.
8. Cleaning equipment
You are not going to click photos only in a room. You’ll go to different places and in different weather conditions and there will be so much dust. At the end of the day, you will find your camera in a different look 🙂 .
To avoid this, you should keep camera cleaning equipment always in your camera bag.
9. Wide Angle lens
It’s obvious that you are going to take your prime and zoom lens with you. But don’t forget to take you wide angle lens with you as you’ll need some wide angle shot while clicking landscapes. And if you don’t have wide angle lens then take your 18-55mm lens with you. Don’t forget that little guy at home.
10. An led light
Sometimes it’s hard to focus on a subject in dark places. Because if your camera can’t see the subject it can’t focus. So, the solution is that you should keep an led light. With the help of it, you can see your subject in dark and focus on it.
So, these are the essential equipment for travel photography you should carry with you on your trip. I hope you enjoyed reading this article about “10 Essential Equipment For Travel Photography”. Still, If you have any query, confusion or suggestion then feel free to touch the base with us and contact us.