What’s In My Camera Bag? A Travel Photography Gear Guide!

November 10, 2020 Hasan AKBAŞ 0 Comments

What’s In My Camera Bag? A Travel Photography Gear Guide!


What Is In My Camera Bag ? Before explaining the Travel Photography Gear Guide; I’ve been working as a nature, landscape and travel photographer for over 10 years, so I get a lot of questions about what kind of photography materials I use. Take a look inside my camera bag!

Now, when you’re reading through this list, please understand that I’m a working professional. I own a lot of gear these days. Much more than I started with.

My camera and equipment!

Sony Alpha 𝞪7rII + 24-70mm ƒ/2.8 GM
My Sony brand camera in autumn 🍂

• Sony Alpha A7R II Main Camera Body! Sony’s camera & sensor technology is often far ahead of competitors these days and I want you to know that now Nikon cameras use Sony sensors! The Sony A7R II is built for high-end landscape photography with a massive 42.4-megapixel full-frame sensor.

• Sony Alpha 𝞪7rII + 24-70mm ƒ/2.8 GM Lens is an E-mount lens designed for Sony’s full-frame cameras. It has an aperture range of ƒ/2.8 to ƒ/22 (with apertures constant throughout the zoom range), a 9-blade circular diaphragm, two aspherical and one XA elements, and is ruggedized with dust- and moisture-resistant construction. It’s one of the lenses in Sony’s G Master series of high-end lenses that work especially well on the Alpha series of cameras.

• Sony VGC3EM Vertical Grip! You know; mirrorless cameras consume a lot of battery. I extend my shooting time with this battery grip. It also provides vertical grip.

• Lexar Professional 2000x 128GB SDXC UHS-II Card; let you quickly capture and transfer high-quality photos and 1080p Full-HD, 3D, and 4K video, with a read transfer speed up to 2000x (300MB/s). The cards leverage UHS-II technology UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) for high-speed performance.

• Sony RMTDSLR2 Wireless Remote; For shooting and recording videos as well as viewing convenience, the multi-function wireless remote control allows you to control HDTV photo viewing, trip the shutter, and start video recording remotely to put yourself in the picture.

My travel equipment and Paris city route!

• LowePro Tahoe BP 150 Camera Bag; It is a very high quality brand. Body + Lens + cleaning kit + macbook + equipment etc. A bag that easily carries many products. This little camera bag attaches up front to the backpack straps on my chest, for easy access to my camera and a balanced load for hiking long distances and it provides me great convenience when traveling.

• Manfrotto MKBFR1A4R-BH Tripod; a tripod designed for travel. Weighs about 5 kilograms. Easy to carry on my travels. Sunset, sunrise, long exposure, star photography, and moving blurred waterfalls are just some of the situations where it is important to have a tripod. This tripod it allows me to get shots I just can’t achieve hand-held.

• Hoya 82mm Circular Polarizing an UV Filters; Lens filters help you achieve certain photography effects that just aren’t possible with software yet. Think of them as sunglasses for your camera.

• Altura Photo Professional Cleaning Kit; An equipment I have never missed from my camera bag during travel and adventure photography. Maintenance and cleaning is very important to me. I am a person who values my equipment very much.

Xiaomi Foldable Tripod Selfie Stick; this is awesome. because I do it with my phone in my travels; A tripod that’s great for hyperlapse and slow motion. It allows me to make great content with its Bluetooth feature.

Camera Bag with Basilique du Sacre Coeur de Montmartre in Paris, France 🇫🇷

Improving Travel Photography

Ok! That was a big post. But people kept asking about my gear, so there you go.

However please remember that gear isn’t everything. 

The best way to improve your travel photography is to practice as much as possible and learn new skills.

Even after ten years doing this, I’m still learning new techniques to get better.

Sony Alpha 𝞪7rII + 24-70mm ƒ/2.8 GM

My advice to you; Attending Photography Workshops can really help you improve your images and learn about the commercial side of photography.

Finally; Turkey’s famous tourist firms by Tourbulance Travel and Photography Workshops We organize tours. This wonderful tour starting in Istanbul and ending in Cappadocia; It will give you great experience in travel and photography.

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