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Travel photography

junij 22nd, 2006


Well, i think i need to write something about the travel photography. I love to travel and to take nice photos. So, i often get a question. What kind of equipment is the best for travelling, what camera, …

Basically, there is no clear answer. Equipment depends on several factors. Whether somebody wants to travel light, whether focus is on taking photos, location, time, and not the least money. Analog/digital? Compact/SLR??

My travel equipment depends on location and how i will travel. If i’m backpacking, i will surely pack less equipment than when staying with someone or travelling with a group.

My basic digital gear consists from:
– Canon 20D
– Canon 28-135IS
– a few CF memory cards
– Image tank 40gb
– an extra battery with charger
– small tripod (very light)

Almost always I will add something wide. If I want to travel really light, my kit lens, but since I have 17-40, thats my companion. When going to safari, tele zoom lens is indispensible… For low light photos 50/1.8. I only rarely take with me my Sigma flash. But at the end of the day, most of my photos are taken with 28-135IS… Surely, I have a really good backpack for photo equipment, Lowepro Compu trekker. But, as i usually travel quite light, i don’t take this backpack when going out of Europe.

So, here are a few links…
http://www.danheller.com/tech-travel.html (Dan Heller is one of my favourite travel photographers)
http://www.fodors.com/focus/
http://www.photo.net/travel/traveltips
http://www.photographers.co.uk/html/travel-camera-gear.cfm
http://www.photosecrets.com/p00.html

And by the way, if you are still travelling with analog equipment and using films, read this warning!

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