Travel Photography

Sunrise at Uluru
Sunrise at Uluru

There are many aspects to travel photography, with the main aim, being to come home with many images, which you are proud of. It is much easier to travel today than it was many years ago. You may not need al the items listed below but it may be usefull as a complete check list.

Equipment Checklist

  • Camera
  • Backup camera if required
  • Battery
  • Spare battery if required
  • Battery charger
  • Inverter can be an advantage for battery charging from a car battery
  • Plenty of memory cards
  • Sensor cleaning equipment, at least a large blower
  • Cleaning tissues
  • Camera bag for hand luggage
  • Flash unit
  • Off camera flash cord
  • Lenses, wide angle, normal, telephoto, zoom, macro, etc.
  • Extension tubes
  • Close up lens, macro
  • Laptop computer
  • Flash card reader
  • Portable hard drives
  • Drive cables
  • Neutral density filters
  • Polarizing filters
  • Tripod
  • Graduated filters
  • Tripod ball head
  • Tripod plates
  • Remote cable
  • Tiny LED torch, flashlight

Action check list to ensure all aspects are in order.

  • Rotate memory cards to use as backups, do not clear them until all files are backed up
  • Check files at end of each day
  • Make notes where images were taken
  • Post images to web

We have also included some tips on what to photograph as you travel.

  • Important landmarks
  • People
  • Street life
  • Buildings
  • Flora
  • Fauna
  • Night images with a tripod
  • Landscapes
  • Panoramas
  • Art galleries
  • Nature parks
  • City parks and gardens
  • Beaches
  • Boat cruises
  • Old ruins
  • Special events
  • Ballooning