Making pictures during travel is often challenging when you have 3 kiddo in tow. Family, Landscape, portrait of my children are important part of my photography during travel.
You want to spend time with your family and experience different things during the trip but of course, some “record” of the trip is great to refresh the memories.
So the kit should be great for me to capture the high quality images while being not too heavy to bring around.
Here is what I bring with me:
1. Sony A7 Body – very compact full frame camera
2. Sony Carl Zeiss 24-70 f4 – New lens for A7, very modern rendering with great color but lack of the “classic” feel that I love
3. Minolta 70-210 f4 – a beautiful 20+ years lens that gives me the characteristic that I love.
4. Leica 50mm f1.4 Summilux – a beautiful old lens that really gives the “classic” feel to the image that I love…
5. Voigtlander 12mm f5.6 – Beautiful wide angle prime lens which is my choice for wide angle shot.
6. All in a small Domke F-3X bag
7. Gitzo traveller series CF tripod.
8. MacBook Pro 13″ laptop
These are my working tool that I use regularly to shoot beautiful portrait for my customers too.
So, what do I take?
I usually take about 40-50 images a day and usually it is a record of what I experience during the trip. I will get someone take a couple “family” shot of us and majority of time, I just take my kiddo running around as well as some images that let me remember my travel. I am not so much of “portrait” of street people because I can’t spend time with them hence, can’t understand more of them, so I don’t take picture of people on the street.
Anyway, here is some of the images I took during this trip to Cambodia and Vietnam.
I hope this article helps you to decide what you want to bring and what you could take.