What to bring for a photography trip?

posted on 28th of october, 2010

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One of the things that photography enthusiasts have in mind is what to bring for their photography trip. We tend to think that we need certain lenses or equipment and keep adding on to the list such that we often end up bringing almost everything and putting ourselves in misery under the weight of all our equipment.

At times, we may even end up not using some that we bring along! If we leave out certain equipment, we think that there is a possibility that it maybe needed somewhere during the trip.

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Comments (10)

Posted by Gnohz on November 01, 2010
Hi Fablic,
Thanks for your compliment. Yes, I agree that focusing on the image is much more important, since the equipment is just a tool to help the photographer achieve his/her aim, and that is to capture the best images :)
Posted by FabioConcetta on November 01, 2010
Congratulations on your portfolio ... it is very nice, I agree with what I said during my trip would only provide a perspective, my 24 70 very practical and that allows me to concentrate only on the image! Helloooo!
Posted by Gnohz on October 31, 2010
Thanks for all your comments! Appreciate them :)

You're right. Bringing only one lens will force me to try to get the most from that lens. Even so when that lens is a prime. Sometimes I get frustrated though :p

But same as you, I bring quite a lot of stuff, especially when that trip is a once in a lifetime trip. For normal hikes or walkabout, I normally bring a 16-85 mid range zoom, and a prime.
Posted by Joe1971 on October 31, 2010
Thanks for you sharing!!!
Posted by Bradcalkins on October 29, 2010
When I travel for work, I like to keep it very minimal - currently I carry a Panasonic GF1, 20mm pancake prime lens, and a short telephoto or telephoto zoom.

Medium length hikes are the one time I bring a lot of stuff in a backpack. Otherwise I usually try to pick the best lens for the situation and just bring the camera with that, plus a flash if it is indoors.

I very rarely find that I wish I had brought something else to get a perfect shot - expect maybe a macro lens - but what I do find is that forcing myself to take one lens means I spend the day trying to get the most from that one lens.
Posted by Laurasinelle on October 29, 2010
Nice blog! I really travel very ligth, i always carry my camera, 2 lences, a flash, a 1 tripoid, and a extra charger, and thats all! (well , mi boyfriend carry the laptop)
Posted by Mariaam on October 29, 2010
Thanks for sharing this ;)
Posted by Gnohz on October 29, 2010
Thanks for your comments :)
Posted by BCritchley on October 29, 2010
Thanks for sharing :-)
Posted by smartview27 on October 29, 2010
Thanks for your information.

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