Travel Photography Hacks and Gear Tips

Travel Photography Hacks and Gear Tips


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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Darlene Hildebrandt is an educator who teaches aspiring amateurs and hobbyists how to improve their skills through articles on her site Digital Photo Mentor, online photography classes, and travel tours to exotic places like Peru (Aug 31st - Sept 13th, 2019), Thailand, and India (Oct 28th - Nov 11th, 2019). To help you at whatever level you're at she has two email mini-courses. Sign up for her free beginner OR portrait photography email mini-course here. Or get both, no charge!