If you’re looking for travel photoraphy gear recommendations, here’s a list of all the equipment we use to capture and edit our photos on the move.
Travel Photography Gear – What Equipment Do We Use?
What To Pack? We’ve put together our Ultimate Travel Packing List for every type of trip.
One of our most commonly asked questions, is how we take all of the couple photos seen on our Instagram. And of course, our camera gear plays a big part in that.
We use the Canon 90D for all of our photography. It’s light, easy to use and the perfect camera to explore the world with. In terms of lenses, we tend to rely on a 18-55mm lens for most of our photos.
The next thing on the list, if you’re looking to take couple shots, or even just professional photos of yourself without relying on strangers, is a Tripod.
The Zomei in particular is light weight, will fit in your checked luggage, and is cheap enough to replace! We’ve been using this model since we started our photography journey and always recommend it!
With all this professional camera gear, your average day bag just isn’t going to cut it. You’ll need some kind of protective Camera Bag.
All photographers will have different preferences, however we swear by the Manfrotto Manhattan Mover-50. This bag is secure, compact, and makes all of your equipment easy accessible.
Plus it has a removable pouch, so if you don’t need to take your photographic gear with you, it can be used as an ordinary day bag.
A large case is always ideal to leave at the accommodation when exploring, or easy to chuck in the back of a vehicle for the day.
Then our Camera Bag we keep with us at all times, carrying our tech gear/accessories, plus any valuables we need for the day ahead.
We’re always aiming to capture priceless footage in every destination that we visit. From this footage we can go on to create captivating videos of our raw and real experiences.
The Canon Powershot G7 X Mark II is recommended as one of the best vlogging cameras on the market, and we can certainly vouch for it!
With great low-light performance, a tilting touchscreen and plenty of manual control options, this Vlogging Set Up is an ideal beginners starting point. Plus it’s relatively cheap!
Nearly every explorer nowadays wants more than just a photo to take home with them. Which is why vlogs and video content is becoming more and more popular!
Not only do we use our our Macbook Air 13″ for all of our photography editing, but it’s pretty much the root of everything we own.
Since this lifestyle has become our full time job we actually have 2 x Macbook Airs (one each) and if you’re serious about working online, or working whilst travelling, you’re going to need to carry your office with you.
We’ve met too many people on the road that regret not taking their Mac with them!
As for editing our photos, we pay for Adobe Creative Cloud’s ‘Photography Plan’ which includes Lightroom, Photoshop and 20GB of cloud storage.
All of our photos are then edited using our custom presets in Lightroom.
Now where would be without our trusty iPhone’s.
These thing have allowed us to literally live on the move, all thanks to their apps and software!
From answering emails, to blogging, to uploading photos on Instagram, this piece of metal, along with our Canon, is our most needed item of equipment on the road.
We’re currently still operating on iPhone 6’s, however the Apple iPhone 11 has just been released!
Another great tip for those that want to up their Instagram game is to download an app called UNUM.
It allows you to schedule your posts, and shows you exactly how your feed will look in advance. It also allows you to add captions ahead of time, if you’re that organised!
So if you’re carrying all of this equipment around, then a Portable Powerbank is a must.
Even if you think your electronics are fully charged, at some point on your trip, they’re going to die when you least want them to. So don’t risk missing the perfect photo because you’ve got a flat battery!
There are plenty of brands out there, Anker being the main one, although we do just fine with our Eloop!
This back up power source has saved our asses on many occasions, and helped us plan and navigate our way around the globe.
Our little piece of gold dust!
In fact to play it extra safe, we also keep one at home and back up EVERYTHING again when we arrive home from trips.
There’s no safer way to store your media than the old fashioned way!
The words ‘travel insurance’ can be used to describe many different types of cover, but basically it’s there to protect you if/when things go wrong.
We use WorldNomads.com. We’ve used them since the beginning of our travels, and will continue to use them as long as we’re on the move.
You can buy and claim online, even after you’ve left home, and travel insurance from WorldNomads.com is available to people from 140 countries.
It’s designed for adventurous travellers, with cover available for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.
And the best part is not only do they allow global cover, their online claim form means that it takes just 10 minutes filing a claim, rather than being on the phone for hours abroad trying to get through to customer service.