Finding the balance between documenting your vacation well and living in the moment can be tough. I’ll be the first to tell you that I love coming home with awesome photographs, but I also hate to miss out on a moment because I was too worried about getting a picture. Throughout my past few vacations, I’ve nailed down a 3 piece camera set-up that allows me to strike a pretty dang good balance of both.
So let’s get down to what I pack camera wise…
1. CANON 24-70 F2.8 L
When traveling, this is the only lens I bring. I know, I know. It seems crazy to only bring one lens, but remember, the goal is to be minimal + able to live in the moment. I have found that this focal length allows me to shoot wide enough for landscapes and tight enough for portraits. And this particular 24-70 is insanely sharp, so I don’t have to worry about sacrificing quality for versatility.
2. CANON 5D MARK III
Obviously, if I bring a lens, I’m going to need a camera body to put it on. I bring my newest mark III and that’s all. No need for 2 camera bodies here.
3. HOLDFAST MONEY MAKER CAMERA STRAP
Perhaps the most important part of my minimal camera set up is my strap. If you’ve been hanging out around here for a minute you know that I used to hate camera straps. That is, until I discovered this one. It’s the only strap I’ve found that stays out of the way, keeps your camera easily accessible, and doesn’t make you sore. Even though it’s meant for 2 cameras, while traveling I only keep one on it.
And that’s all. It’s super simple + easy to pack. So get to traveling, friends!