Travel Photography Gear – What Equipment Do We Use?

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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?

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Photography Camera
Lens
Spare Battery
SD Card
Tripod
Camera Bag
Vlogging Camera
Macbook & Adobe Creative Cloud
iPhone & UNUM
Portable Powerbank
External Hard Drive

Travel Photography Gear Breakdown – What Equipment We Use

Photography Camera + Accessories

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 shoot on a Canon EOS 90D, and prior to that used a Nikon D3300 for two years.

The Nikon is a great, cheap beginners camera, and the Canon is absolutely incredible. So in terms of camera recommendations, then we can highly recommend these.

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.

When buying a camera make sure to grab a Camera Case, Camera Strap, Spare Battery & SD Card.

For a secure set up, you’ll need 2 x Batteries and 2 x SD Cards. It would be a shame to have something fail on you while you’re out exploring, so it’s always good to have a back up.

Canon 90D Travel Photography Gear

Tripod

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.

We use either a Zomei or a Polaroid tripod, and these things have come with us through sand, sea and every kind of terrain you can think of.

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!

Zomei Tripod Travel Photography Gear

Camera Bag

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.

We travel everywhere with a 60L Douchebag suitcase each, and a Manfrotto Manhattan Mover-50 camera 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.

Manfrotto Backpack Manfrotto Bag Travel Photography Gear Ngorongoro Crater Safari Manfrotto Backpack Manfrotto Bag Travel Photography Gear

Vlogging Camera

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!

Accessories you’ll need include: GorillaPod 325, Carry Case, Spare Battery & SD Card.

Canon G7X Mark II Vlogging Kit Travel Photography Gear

Macbook & Adobe Creative Cloud

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.

Macbook Air Adobe Lightroom Custom Presets Travel Photography Gear

iPhone & UNUM

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!

iPhone 6 Unum App Travel Photography Gear

Portable Powerbank

So if you’re carrying all of this equipment around, then a Portable Powerbank is a must.

We live and die by our Powerbank, mainly for our iPhone’s, but it also comes in handy to charge our Canon G7X batteries as well!

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.

Eloop Powerbank Travel Photography Gear

External Hard Drive

Our little piece of gold dust!

We back up EVERYTHING we do on our Seagate 1 TB External Hard Drive, just incase our Mac ever dies on us, or the iCloud magically disappears.

In fact to play it extra safe, we also keep one at home and back up EVERYTHING again when we arrive home from trips.

The average photo taken on our Canon EOS 90D comes out at around 10MB, therefore a 1 TB Hard Drive will store roughly 100,000 high quality photos.

There’s no safer way to store your media than the old fashioned way!

Seagate Hard Drive Travel Photography Gear

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

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.

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12 Comments

  1. Freeoversea
    February 7, 2018 / 12:38 pm

    The tripod is definitely a must have, our best friend 😛
    Keep the journey amazing, you are a true inspiration. Hope to meet you on the road

    Sending love and positivity,
    xx

    Patricia & Miguel

    • Wanderers & Warriors
      February 11, 2018 / 6:44 pm

      Haha good old tripod! Aww thanks so much guys. Definitely hit us up if we’re ever in the same area! 🙂

  2. March 3, 2018 / 6:19 pm

    Hey guys ! We already follow you on IG but only discover your blog right now. Love it ?
    Have a quick question for you, do you guys use a connected remote to your DSLR to trigger the shot or do you use a self timer and then you RUN as fast as you can ?
    Would love to know how you guys figure this out ?
    Keep up your good vibes guys, you’re such an inspiration.
    With love ❤️Claire and Arthur (@lesdroners)

    • Wanderers & Warriors
      March 4, 2018 / 4:08 pm

      Hey guesses. Thanks for the positive feedback! 😀 We’ve never used a remote. Always just the self timer on 9 x shots and that usually does us. Thanks again for the support and hopefully see you out in the world somewhere!

      • Sammi
        June 14, 2019 / 10:46 pm

        I think you should definitely film a BTS of how you get your shots. It’s so interesting! ??

  3. March 26, 2018 / 10:06 pm

    Love you guys! Do you think you’ll ever sell your presets? 🙂

    • March 28, 2018 / 3:24 am

      Heyyy thanks so much ? I don’t think we’re going to sell our presets! We’ve thought about it but for the time being I think we’re just going to leave it, haha!

  4. Endup
    June 7, 2018 / 3:23 am

    Hey two wonderful soul,
    I ‘ve been two of your insta fèeds fan and surprsingly saw your blog which is so inspiring and rich content.
    Love your works..
    Love

    • June 7, 2018 / 4:59 am

      Heyyy! Ahh thanks so much that means the most to us 😀 and thanks for following the journey!

  5. Emilie Kjellberg Jensen
    July 12, 2019 / 3:26 pm

    Do you share your presets? Love the way you are editing your pictures – would love a guide!

    • July 14, 2019 / 7:52 pm

      Aw thank you so much. Unfortunately we don’t sell our presets.

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