Easily the question I get most often as a full-time traveler and photographer is what gear I use and what I’d recommend most. So, today I wanted to share an inside look at my stand-by travel photography gear!
Truth be told, I’m a pretty minimal, no-frills photographer. I believe in investing in quality gear that does the job over have every gadget under the sun. So, the items you’ll see in this list are those that choose to carry with me – they’re sturdy and absolutely reliable.
Canon EOS R Mirrorless Digital Camera
The Canon EOS R Mirrorless Digital Camera is so lightweight and great for travel, while still maintaining the image quality and vibrant colors of its heavier counterparts in the Canon family!
I use two lenses for shooting with this camera. One being the Canon RF 24-105mm F4 L IS Lens, which comes with the camera itself. I love it because it doesn’t require an adapter and has an excellent wide range.
The second lens I carry with me is my trusty 16-35mm Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens. I love shooting wide to capture the effect you see on @dametraveler (small woman subject in juxtaposition with a grand, epic landscape). This one is a must for me! It’s also great for interior shots and hotel rooms. That being said, this one does require an adapter, so be sure to get that if you’re looking for a similar set up!
If you’re perusing any sort of gear, I love shopping at the Adorama store in New York City as well as their awesome website. as my one-stop shop for all things photography.
For Beginners: Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Camera
This is my favorite camera ever. It was my very first camera when I started travel blogging and I still use it from time to time. It’s discreet and super light weight but takes incredibly sharp and beautiful photos. Small but mighty! I highly recommend this as a beginner camera as it’s also easy to use and you can change out the lenses.
Sony a7R III Mirrorless Camera
I’m also a big fan of the Sony a7R III Mirrorless Camera which is a bit on the pricey end but a great investment if your skills are a bit more advanced and you’re using it professionally. It eventually pays for itself!
Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS E-Mount Lens
I’ve been using this zoom lens a ton lately because I got tired of carrying so many lenses and having to constantly change them out. The zoom is super crisp and is great for street photography and landscapes.
DJI Mavic Mini CP
This mini-drone by DJI is everything! It’s a tiny wonder that weighs the same as an iPhone, but packs a serious punch in terms of flight control, and simplified flying experience. Given the precious space my backpack is, I’m super grateful for its small and compact size! With 30 minute maximum flight time that can be synched up with my iPhone to view the perspectives I’m aiming for easily, there’s nothing better if you ask me! I purchased this gem at Adorama (one of my absolute favorite camera gear stores in the world!), and I could not be blown away.
Fujifilm instax Mini Instant Camera
Such a fun and easy way to create nostalgic and vintage looking photos in an instant! I love the Fujifilm instax Mini Instant Camera as it comes in many colors, the price point is reasonable and it’s lightweight.
This portable battery is a game changer simply because I love how reliable it is in all circumstances! It charges over twenty hours for my iPhone and is specially made to coordinate with Apple products. s. Its two USB ports on the side allow me to charge other stuff all at once. Plus, it’s slim and easy slides right into my bag! Another little fun feature this guy has is that it will prioritizing charging your tech when plugged into the wall, then charge itself afterward. Genius!
Zagg InvisibleSHIELD iPhone Screen Protector
Speaking of protection, having a great tempered glass screen protector for your phone is a must. Knowing that if you accidentally drop your phone won’t result in a serious headache feelings amazing. I love this one by Zagg for iPhone because its slim but sturdy, 100% clear and bubble free.
Incase Neoprene Classic Sleeve For MacBook 13″
I love this simple laptop sleeve for its reliability and its plush details. Inside it has the coolest faux-fur lining that helps prevent scratches on your laptop and, yet, it’s still lightweight and slim.
Adjustable Cell Phone Stand
I love this hands free cell phone stand that’s easy to store and travel with and most importantly, gives your hands and fingers a break!
DJI OM 4 Handheld Gimbal
I love using the new DJI OM 4 Hnadheld Gimbal to capture super smooth videos while I’m out and about. The gimbal gives your videos a high quality, cinematic effect and it’s super lightweight, easy to carry. Just snap it onto the magnetic attachment to your phone and you’re good to go!