CaravanTimes Top Tips for Holiday Photography

Want to get the best snaps from your caravan holiday, read some top tips from our crew
Want to get the best snaps from your caravan holiday, read some top tips from our crew

Monday, 29, Jan 2018 12:26

By James Lee-Warner

We all know one of the best parts of returning home from a trip away is looking back over your adventure, so here are the top accessories to ensure you're capturing best of your camping & caravanning holidays.

1. Filters!

The unsung hero of landscape photography, these will be your answer to a milky-smooth waterfall, punchy blues skies (Polaroids) and ensuring you grab that clear shot of a busy tourist destination (ND Filters).

Also a must have for you drone shooters out there are drone specific NDs to ensure you keep that shutter speed down!

2. Travel Tripod or Gorilla Pod

One of the most understated pieces of equipment, the tripod is also the most useful. Helping you capture long exposure star-scapes and crisp landscapes, having a solid, light travel tripod is a must-have. We suggest the Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB 100 or the Manfrotto BeFree which come in at around 3 pounds making them nice and mobile. Carbon fiber models are also available but can pricey!

3. PLENTY OF EXTRA BATTERIES AND SD CARDS!

We've all been there, shooting out in the cold and your batteries die unexpectedly. Keeping a couple on your inner pockets will keep them warm but ensuring you have spares will save you from missing out on that great shot.

Cards are important too, we usually use 32gb - 64gb cards which have plenty of storage for lots of images without being overwhelming. If you're doing a lot of wildlife photography make sure you get a high speed card.

4. STORAGE

It's not just digital storage that will come in handy on those long weekends away. Thinktank have a great selection of DSLR battery holders, cable pockets and SD card pockets. These will keep all of your small bits of gear in check. All available here - https://www.thinktankphoto.com/

5. CLEANING GEAR

Another essential on any outdoor shoot. Getting a dusty sensor or lens can ruin a good shot and takes time in post cleaning up those photos. Packing away a standard cleaning kit may not be the most exciting edition to your camera bag but it can really save you when you're out in the sticks.

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