Photography tour packing list

This is a packing list. Not what you should bring.    Use this list and modify it to your own needs. Make sure you adjust for local conditions such as heat, sun protection, cold or wet.

 

Wearing on the plane

  1. Walking boots / solid ankle support shoes 
  2. Dress weight jeans
  3. Dress shirt
  4. Wind stopper jacket
  5. Socks & underwear 

 

Carry on luggage

  1. Wallet
  2. Air ticket
  3. Camera bag
  4. Camera + spare camera
  5. All batteries
  6. Lenses
  7. Camera memory
  8. Lap top with Lightroom installed (photoshop & silver efx)
  9. Hard drive 1
  10. Note book & pen
  11. Phone
  12. Reading glasses 
  13. Sun glasses
  14. Medications (all likely and regularly used medications that I personally use)
  15. Reading material

 

Camera pack

  1. F stop Loka camera pack
  2. Pea less emergency whistle
  3. Ultra light head torch (Petzel Tikka)
  4. Camera
  5. Lenses
  6. Spare memory
  7. Neutral density filters
  8. Polarising filter
  9. Spare batteries
  10. Lens cleaners (tissues, cleaning fluid & micro fibre cloth)
  11. Cable release or remote control for camera
  12. Lens shades
  13. Reading glasses
  14. Camera manual (as pdf on tablet or phone)
  15. Light weight umbrella
  16. Rain jacket - Gortex or equivalent 3/4 length for wet conditions (replaced with ultra light one for dry trips) 
  17. Over pants - waterproof over pants if wet
  18. Warm jacket - polarplus or insulated thermal 
  19. Sun hat
  20. First aid kit & personal medications (asthma puffer, paracetamol, etc)
  21. Sunglasses
  22. Sunscreen
  23. Lip balm
  24. Insect repellent
  25. 1 litre water bottle 
  26. One cup thermos
  27. Ultra light weight carbon fibre walking pole
  28. Comfortable day pack 
  29. Waterproof lining - silnylon dry bags
  30. Clip lock plastic bags
  31. Map and compass

 

Luggage

  1. Duffel bag on wheels
  2. Tripod in tripod bag (quick release & plates on cameras)
  3. Spare camera
  4. Battery chargers for camera
  5. Power cord for laptop
  6. Charger for tablet
  7. Power board and local power adapter 
  8. 2nd hard drive and cables
  9. Card reader (if not included in lap top)
  10. Light weight dress or dry shoes
  11. Socks - woollen & nylon blend hiking socks (1 pair per day)
  12. Gaiters if wet or muddy
  13. Underwear 
  14. Outdoor / travel quick dry pants
  15. Woollen / thermal short sleeve and long sleeve tops (Icebreaker)
  16. Down jacket (lightweight or heavy weight depending on the location)
  17. Long sleeved sun shirts (outdoor or travel)
  18. Travel dress shirts
  19. Toiletries - toothbrush, hair brush, tooth paste, etc.
  20. Pyjamas / night clothes
  21. Back support & specific medical necessities
  22. Spare glasses
  23. Garbage bags for weather sealing clothing and equipment
  24. Back support & compression brace for back support

 

Medical Supplies

  1. Stomach cramp medication (Buscopan)
  2. Diarrhea medication (Diastop)
  3. Antacids
  4. Anti Inflammatories (Nurofen)
  5. Panadol
  6. Antihistimines
  7. Antiseptic cream
  8. Bandaids & tape
  9. Bandage & antistick dressings

 

Digital camera specifics*

  1. Olympus OMD EM-1 Mk 2
  2. 14mm f2.8 Panasonic (28mm equivalent)
  3. 25 mm f1.2 Pro Olympus (50mm equivalent)
  4. 75mm f1.8 Olympus telephoto lens (150mm equivalent)
  5. 300mm f4.0 Olympus telephoto lens (600mm equivalent)
  6. 1.4 x extender Olympus 
  7. macro extension tubes for Olympus
  8. Olympus spare batteries for OMD
  9. Lots of 32 gb Scan disk Extreme Pro memory cards
  10. Olympus battery charger for OMD
  11. Card reader and cable
  12. BW circular polariser
  13. BW 10 stop neutral density filter
  14. BW 6 stop neutral density filter
  15. BW 3 stop neutral density filter
  16. BW macro filters
  17. Fuji GFX 50s camera
  18. 63mm f4.0 Fujinon Lens  (50mm equivalent)
  19. Kodak lens tissues
  20. Lens cleaning fluid
  21. Micro fibre lens cloths
  22. 2 x Lacie external hard drives
  23. Macbook pro 13" retina display notebook
  24. Macbook pro power cable
  25. Phone charger

* this is what Len carries on most trips. This is often reduced depending on the location.

 

Tripod and camera supports

  1. Really right stuff camera plates & L plates for all cameras
  2. Gitzo carbon fibre tripod
  3. Linhof ball head Provi II & RRS quick release clamp
  4. Really Right Stuff - Monopod
  5. RRS Safari clamp, flat surface adaptors & mini ball head
  6. Really Right Stuff gimbal head

 

Note: if you're anaphylactic then we require you bring two epi-pens.