My love of photography started a few years ago when I purchased my first good camera. Although I’ve completed several photography courses, I don’t consider myself a professional photographer. Just a hobbyist who enjoys taking trips to local botanical gardens and other picturesque locations and losing myself for a few hours capturing images. It’s a relaxing and fulfilling way to learn your camera and sharpen your skills and further your enjoyment of picture taking
“To the complaint, ‘There are no people in these photographs,’ I respond, There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.”
– Ansel Adams
What camera equipment should you carry when you go on a photo shoot? My first bit of advice is to only carry what you need. After all, who wants to walk around all day with an extra 20 pounds on their back? Planning carefully and creating a shot list before you travel can be invaluable, you don’t want to be caught without something left behind.
On the right is a peek into my photography bag. But here are some other essential items:
Tripod – A tripod is essential if you are planning any shots which require long shutter speeds and especially when shooting night photography. I even bring it along for macro photography.
Filters – I also carry a range of Cokin Neutral Desity filters and Graduated Neutral Density filters which are extremely useful for landscape photography.
Miscellaneous – Memory cards, hard drives, laptop, lens and camera cleaning kit, spare batteries and chargers.