What’s in My Camera Bag

Heading off on a 2 week hiking, snorkelling, biking and nature-seeking adventure calls for some pretty serious photography baggage. This month, I show you what I will be bringing in my camera bag to ensure I don’t miss any epic photo opportunities.

The Camera Bag

My camera bag is this black Lowerpro that I have no had for about four years. They are durable, neat and have all the compartments you could need as a basic, hobby photographer. I recommend a camera bag that has at least three dividers inside, as you can separate your camera from the cords, adding additional protection and also organisation.

 

GoPro Hero 4

Ahhh GoPro’s, what would the travel industry do without you. I rarely put it on wide angle, so many people don’t realise I use this for my underwater photography as it doesn’t have the typical fish-eye effect, but yes, I love my GoPro!
I have added onto my ultimate go-pro-tech-kit a tripod mount (you will see why in a moment), flotation kit and two extra batteries. Also a little tip for warmer destinations or extreme temperature drops – cut up a female sanitary pad and place inside your GoPro, not touching the buttons or lens, this will reduce any fog or water droplets forming inside the case.

Samsung NX2000

My weapon of choice. I am so, so, so happy I came across this camera before I left Australia, as it is one of the best around. It is very affordable (around $500 AUD/$400 USD) and the pre-made settings are perfect for a novice photgrapher. The waterfall setting is my favourite, just set it up on a steady surface (no movement) and click the button – beautiful images are created with no ISO-aperture knowledge required. It is also smaller than most large cameras, has a long battery life and the image quality is amazing.

Grip Tripod

My favourite add-on for every travellers camera kit, tise bendy, multi angle tripod can form itself to sit stable on anything, from the ocean floor to a lightpole. It makes selfies (on timer) so easy, and you can get angles you never thought of- such as hanging upside down from a room awning!

Portable Chargers

I cannot tell you how many times these have saved the day. Mid-flight, on a long day tour or bus journey and your phone or camera dies… then BAM you have a fully loaded charger to plug and go! I carry three, fully charges at all times.

The Extras

Of course, you need several spare cords, usb power plugs, adapters and micro-fiber cleaning cloths. Extra SD cards are a must, I usually have three 30GB ones on me at all times. If you love photography, you can read more of my tips here.

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