There’s nothing like travelling to a dream destination to inspire your photography or reignite your passion for the art. The bright blues of Chefchaouen, warm yellows of India’s Golden City, the icy whites of Iceland’s jaw-dropping landscapes is enough to turn even the most casual happy-snapper into a wannabe pro. When it comes to capturing your dream trip in a series of great photos, you want to be prepared.
Travel-enthusiast, freelance writer and blogger, Natalie Roos, says her essential travel setup consists of a mirror less camera with an 18mm-35mm kit lens and a 35mm fixed lens.
“It’s light and easy enough to carry around everywhere, from a food market to a mountain trail,” she said. Roos also carries a hard drive to store her images.
Here are some of her tips:
Tripod is everything: When Roos travels alone, she takes along a lightweight tripod. She says its fairly simple.
“I take time to set up my shot before stepping in and using my phone to shoot. If you’re too shy to do this, I recommend looking around for a couple of travellers who are taking pictures of each other, offering to get a shot of them together, then asking them to just press the shutter release 10 times while you’re moving around in front of the camera. It takes several shots to eventually get to one great picture,” she advises.