Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by adamodepax, Jul 14, 2008.
You have to bring a good back-pack style gadget bag with integral tripod carrier
You have to bring a good, light (pref. carbon fibre) tripod with a ball head.
You have to bring a Circular Polarizer and a couple of Graduated Neutral Density filters
You have to bring LOTS of memory cards and spare batteries
You have to bring a rain cover for your camera
You have to bring lots of cleaning supplies, lens tissue, micro-fibre cloths, sensor brush, blower-bulb
You have to bring voltage converters/plug adaptors
You have to bring waterproof pens and paper
You have to bring spare power cords, spare USB cords, and ideally a spare battery charger
You have to bring Zip-loc style bags (several sizes) to carry all of your gear in inside your pack - tropical rainstorms are alllllll kinds of fun.
You should bring a remote-release
You should bring a GPS
You should have at least two lenses, ideally something in the 12-20 2.8 range and 24-70 2.8 range, and maybe a doubler
You should bring a good flash
You should bring a small reflector/diffuser
You should have a photographer's vest
All of that will fit nicely into a relatively small pack and weigh in at less than 40 lbs (depending on your tripod).
Not sure on your camera but if u have nikon or canon you could get the 50mm prime f/1.8. Only costs about 100-150US. Its small and very fast meaning you will be able to take photos in dim lighting that you would otherwise have missed.
Don't get too much new stuff. You want to be somewhat familiar with it before you go. Trying new things on-the-fly can be very disappointing. Keep it as light as you can so your photography doesn't become a burden.
So what do you have already???
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