After being asked what to take on a trip. I’ve decided to share this quickly. The trick is to bring gear that do not duplicate in function. The most important thing is to enjoy your time away, always bring less.
- Memory cards
- Travel adapters
The tripod is a funny piece of gear. When I don’t have one I want one, when I have one I forget to bring it. It’s just one of those tools that would elevate your photography but never thought of twice. I still always bring one with me, even if I don’t plan on using it. Carry it in your checked luggage. It’s always beneficial to do a bit of homework and plan ahead.
Bring the lenses you need. I often travel with just an ultra-wide angle zoom, and a 35 mm prime. I know some people packing every lens they own… Do you really need that macro?
Always bring a spare battery.
Memory cards, chargers and travel adapters… These are no-brainers, just bring as many memory cards as you can spare. Don’t forget to bring all the chargers for your electronics!