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If you’re a regular here you’ll know that travel photography is a huge part of my life!
I started out with the classic iPhone shots, and since upgrading to cameras I now put a fair amount of time into the photos I take. Firstly because I enjoy it, and secondly so I can share them here and on my Instagram.
One of my biggest questions for the travel content creators I follow is “what travel photography kit do you use?”.
Some are happy to share, others not, which can be frustrating if you’re hoping to learn about photography and perhaps invest in your own gear.
If you’re ever wondering what camera equipment and other little accessories I use for my travels, this post tells you all you need to know! It’ll also be updated if and when anything changes.
My travel photography kit:
Cameras & lenses
Darryl has two cameras of his own, and we share the use of a GoPro Hero 5 from time to time.
I don’t actually use a tripod but I’ve been meaning to get one for ages! I’ve got my eye on the Manfrotto Mini as it looks ideal for taking on your travels.
I use a Macbook so having a HDMI adapter that allows me to upload the contents of my memory card onto my harddrive is essential! I do this as soon as I get home from every trip.
On that note, we use a WD MyCloud Nas Drive to store our photos as we have so many. And this means we can access them via an app on our phones anywhere in the world.
And of course you always need a fully charged phone so you can a) use it! and b) access photos on the go. I always take my trusty portable phone charger.
BAGS & BAGGAGE
Then I need a bag to store all of this stuff! I got the Fjällräven Kanken Backpack in the laptop size so I can fit in as much as possible.
And if I only have hand luggage (meaning I can’t have an additional backpack) I use the amazing Travel Hack hand luggage case. The top compartment is ideal for my camera gear, but keep a close eye on it or perhaps add a padlock when you’re out and about.
Overall my travel photography kit is pretty small. I see so many people who have tons of gear, and their content is amazing because of it, but I personally like to keep it light so I can still enjoy my travels!
What’s your go to travel photography equipment? Tell me below!