Posted on Sep 04, 2008 | Comments 0
Are you interested in travel photography? Then you have to carry some important things related to photography along with you wherever you travel.
All the things which are mentioned here are not too expensive, so you can afford them in order to make your hobby into a profession.
The things which are needed for you in travel photography are:
- Extra batteries
- Cleaning gear
- Power Adapter
- Camera bag
- Memory cards
- Point and shoot camera
Extra batteries: Extra batteries are one of the essential things which will come in use more often in travel photography.
The power of batteries decrease in your camera depending upon the shots you have taken.
The digital cameras which are made with advanced technology don’t run out of their batteries in days shooting.
Even though the batteries don’t run out of their life quickly, you must carry the extra batteries along with you for long days and for those days in which you forget to charge the batteries in the night before.
The point and shoot cameras requires AA or different standard size batteries; instead of them better take a couple of sets of rechargeable batteries along with you. With this, your money will be saved and they run for long period of time when compared to other normal batteries.
Recharger: All of you might know that recharger is the necessary thing which must be carried along with you when you have the rechargeable batteries with you.
Cleaning gear: Along with your camera and some other things, you must also take some equipment for the purpose of cleaning like lens cloth and some solutions or lotions to clean the things of your camera. Try to regularly clean your camera, lenses and filters so that there is no dust stored on it.
Power adapter: If you are interested to travel overseas regarding photography, do a little bit of research on various sources present over there. The power source is the major thing which has to be considered when you are traveling overseas.
So, know which type of adapter plugs are needed for you in that place. Get and carry them along with your other photography things required for travel photography. These plugs will be available for you in most of the travel shops.
Flash: External flash which will be useful for your camera are very handy. They are easy to carry from one place to another place although they consist of little weight.
Some improvements can be seen with this camera flash in some situations at which light sources are not good or some built in flash is required for you.
Generally more professional photographers don’t take their camera flash out unless it is night or light sources are not good.
One more reason why camera flash is not carried by more professional photographers is weight. Due to the weight consideration, they avoid it to carry it where ever they go.
Filters: Most of the lenses which are used in your digital camera will have UV filters for protection. Other than these filters, try to carry polarizing filters for your lenses. These polarizing filters works great to attain considerable impact while photographing sky, glass or water and also very much useful to cut out the flare.
Camera bag: Select the right camera bag suitable for your camera and all other things needed for your camera depending upon your personal preference.
If you want to travel with few filters, lenses, flash and some more things, you require a bag which is reasonably sized.
Backpacks will be an option for you even though they are not that much easily accessible for the quick lens changes.
The latest camera bags which are available in these days play a dual role i.e. they can be made into bigger size as well as the smaller size.
According to your requirement level, you can change the size of your bag. Mostly try to consider the weather proof bags which will be useful for you in different weather situations.
Memory cards: Generally your digital camera will have a single memory card in order to store the images or pictures in it. The capacity and storage of images in that memory card totally depends on its size. These memory cards are available in large variety capacities ranging from small ones to the card of gigabytes.
Before going to some other place on the purpose of travel photography, know which type of memory card is present in your camera and what is the size of it. Better get another memory card for your camera to stay in safe side regarding emergency.
Don’t take only one memory card with gigabytes of memory to store more images or photos in it. What if you lose it, what if it is stolen? So, better carry 1 or more extra memory cards along with your camera when you are going for travel photography.
Tripod: Tripod is the equipment which is very much useful for photography. It will be helpful for you to attain the pictures with out shaking.
But carrying a tripod or monopod is not that much easy. Mini tripods are also available nowadays; mostly they will fit in your camera bag. Buy them; otherwise use the stationary objects as a support for your digital camera.
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