Touring is great fun, especially when you are a photographer because every trip is an opportunity to capture a new journey, to practice your photography skills and to take new and breathtaking shots that will amaze all your fans on your website and social media site. But traveling is no easy task for a photographer. Taking great shots on your travels means carrying that oh so expensive camera and lenses along with you wherever you go. Not to mention all of the other photography gear like camera stands, props, lighting, reflectors and a laptop on which you can edit your shots. If you are planning a photography expedition to Middlesex in the near future then you need all the light traveling tips that you can get.
Research and plan before you go
One of the best ways to travel lighter is to do proper research and planning before you go. Consider the weather and temperature so you will pack exactly what you need and leave extras behind. You should also consider your travel plans, accommodation and transportation methods. If you sleep in a different location each and every day then pack as light as possible. If you are staying in the same hotel for the biggest part of your holiday then taking a few extras is possible since you can leave it at your hotel during your travels. Public transportation is also a nightmare if you are hauling a lot of bags around with you. Consider functionality and flexibility as you plan your trip.
Get a good quality camera backpack
You definitely don’t want that expensive camera to get stolen or to get in harm’s way as you travel. You need to invest in the best camera backpack that you can get your hands on for your travels. Good backpacks like the Tamrac Avendure 9 is perfect for travels because the backpack has secure compartments for your camera gear as well as extra space for other essentials. For something more compact but rainproof you can consider the Case Logic Kilowatt KDB-102 backpack or the Vanguard Adaptor 46 Camera Daypack so your photography gear will be as safe as possible when you are traveling and having fun.
Leave as many accessories behind as you can
The key to easy travels is leaving as much behind as you possibly can. Strip your photography gear down to the bare essentials and only take what you simply cannot get by without.
Go for a functional look
It is not just your photography gear that needs to be limited, you should also pack light when it comes to outfits and the best way to do that is to wear functional clothes that is cozy but stylish and that can easily be altered by simply switching a top or a scarf.
Leave editing for when you get home
No one likes to be stuck in a crummy hotel room when there is beautiful scenery out there to explore. Leave your editing for when you get back home and rather invest in extra memory cards so you can capture more shots and take your time to edit them later on.