Packing For Travel Photography

Updated: Nov 29, 2018

Crystal Bridges Art Museum, Bentonville, Arkansas

Packing for travel photography can seem difficult but you don’t need to include everything in your pack. I only carry what I am sure that I will use depending on the trip. For example, some trips I might shoot waterfalls and need an ND filter. Other trips I might be shooting mostly portraits and then need to include a portrait lens. If you’re unsure of what you might need I would include an all-in-one lens such as an 18-300mm and then throw in an ultra-wide lens.  Generally, in my pack I have 2 Nikon DX bodies and three lenses: 18-300mm, 10-24mm (ultra-wide) and a Rokinon 8mm (fisheye).  I also carry a Nikon SB-5000 strobe, a circular polarizer and a couple of ND filters to fit the lenses.  I always carry extra memory cards and 3 camera batteries per body.  Keeping lenses clean is also important, so I carry a cleaning kit as well.  Optionally, I include my Manfrotto befree Advanced tripod and KeyMission camera.  Hopefully, this will inspire thought into your travel gear. 

Happy shooting!

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