Travel photography is an art, but you don’t need to be a pro to do it. Traversing the globe with camera in hand can be addictive; you often venture to places you normally wouldn’t and find beautiful spots you didn’t know existed before. And when you capture that perfect shot, it’s pretty exhilarating. Before we book our next plane ticket to the other side of the world, we thought we’d check in with the experts at CameraPro to get their tips on some essential gear for travel photography.
Canon – G1X Mark III Compact Camera
This newly launched compact camera by Canon is a great one for those who are travelling light but still want exceptional holiday snaps. The camera works well in a variety of different settings and lighting conditions, plus it has a super fast and accurate autofocus so you’ll always get the shot you want.
If your travels lean more towards adventure than they do to relaxation, the Olympus TG-5 Compact Camera is for you. This bad boy is freeze, water, dust, shock, and crushproof. All that, plus it delivers super high quality images thanks to a new image sensor and image processor. The camera also has 4k video, so you can record and re-live your adventures in the highest definition.
The list of credentials that the Sony Alpha A7R III possesses is long. Sony’s new mirrorless camera has received an overwhelming amount of positive reviews since its release, with many suggesting it’s one of the best cameras in the world at the moment. With a 42MP full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor, 399-point autofocus system, and wide ISO range (to name a few a features), you’re guaranteed to get phenomenal shots every time.
You’ll need an equally as impressive lens to accompany the Sony Alpha A7R III, and the Sony 24-70 f/2.8 GM certainly fits the bill. This is a versatile lens with that works well for a number of different situations. The bokeh it produces is beautiful, with a circular 9-blade aperture for a smoother effect. The lens features a coating that helps to eliminate flare, allowing for bright scenery shots sans any random blemishes.
The Panasonic Lumix G9 is a compact mirrorless camera that’s quick, reliable, and durable. It takes beautiful shots at 20MP, and can even go all the way up to 80MP with high-resolution mode enabled. This is great if you want to take super detailed landscape photography; just make sure you have a good tripod too!
Take your travel photography to the skies with the DJI Spark Drone. This will really set your holiday snaps apart from everyone elses! The drone can take 12MP stills and 1080p video footage. It’s super easy to control too, and doesn’t even require a remote; you can take images using just hand gestures. The accompanying app lets you quickly edit and share your footage too.
This interesting looking tripod is an essential and versatile camera accessory. It can be used in a few different ways depending on what kind of footage you want to capture; you can hold it in your hand if you’re vlogging, wrap the flexible legs around nearly any surface, or keep it standing as a regular tripod. It can hold cameras up to 3kg, with a 5kg option available too if your set-up is heavier.
This is a great tripod if you’ve got a pro set up and some heavy lenses. Gitzo have crafted it from eXact carbon material, which is super lightweight but can hold up to 10kgs. The tripod is really hardy and great for hikers and climbers. It folds down and becomes quite compact, easily carried in a backpack.
Peak Design’s sleek Everyday Backpack can hold a full frame DSLR and 3-4 lenses. If you like to travel with an expansive set up but don’t want to compromise on style, this is the backpack for you. Padded dividers keep your protected, while adjustable straps ensure you remain comfortable when carrying it.
Sure to provide endless photography inspiration, this Manfrotto 3-Way Backpack was designed in homage to the Australian landscape. As its name suggests, the bag can be carried three ways; as a backpack, shoulder bag, or top-handle bag. It allows for versatility when travelling with your camera gear, and it keeps it all safe with customisable dividers. Exclusive to CameraPro.