Travel Photography Hacks and Gear Tips

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In these two videos travel photographers Brendan van Son shares some of his hacks for travel photography gear – how to go lighter and spend less money.

In this first one he offers eight photography hacks to help you while you’re out on the road:

  1. Welding glass as a neutral density filter
  2. Macro extension tubes instead of a macro lens
  3. 2x teleconverter to extend the range of your lenses
  4. Tripod/monopod combination (he mentions he uses one of the 3-Legged Thing models)
  5. Trigger Trap remote release
  6. Camera cap case
  7. WiFi EyeFi memory cards
  8. The Crop Sensor advantage

Watch the whole video to see how you can use those tips to your advantage when travelling.

In this second video he talks about different camera strap options and which is the best for travel photography.

The strap he mentions is the Indigo Marble designer sling.

Some other options are:

Do you have any other tips for hacking your travel photography bag? Please share with us in the comments below. What goodies have you found?

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  • Rick Piper Photography

    Brendan –

  • Rick Piper Photography

    Brendan – interesting strap design, thanks for sharing. Have you tried using two of them together, one across each shoulder? Does the strap you put on first get it’s movement limited by the second strap, if you know what I mean?
    I’ve got an OpTech dual harness, but it’s fiddly to use when you want to swap camera bodies or use a different strap on a body. Also, it doesn’t balance very well when you use a long and a short lens on the two bodies.

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  • Kerry Fluhr

    Hi Brendan,
    Thanks for the tips! I have a 10 stop neutral density filter, but it only fits one of my lenses so I’m keen to try the welding glass. How do you attach it to your lens?
    Cheers,
    Kerry

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