Those who travel a lot and want to come home with beautiful photos know the challenge that emerges when they have to pack their bags and prepare for their journey. You feel you need to be well prepared, you know you will visit beautiful places where you cannot allow yourself to miss any important shot.
Here are some tips, based on my experience as a traveler. You may find some of them come in contradiction with others (life is not made of only black & white aspects), so it’s not really important, or possible to follow all of them at once, just extract the things that apply to your style and existing gear.
- If you travel the whole day, it’s best to travel light. Switching your DSLR with a good Mirrorless camera it’s the best thing I did. You travel, you do not do studio photography at ISO100 on the peak of a mountain, so ditch your heavy big black beast and breathe easily with a small, but powerful Sony, Olympus, Fujifilm or whatever any other camera. You will find Micro 4/3 and APS-C sensors are not so weak anymore, according to some old myths. More about this on my review for Fujifilm X100S, a great camera for travel.