Photography tour packing list

This is what Len suggests you bring on your photography tour.  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 + spare camera
  4. Lenses
  5. Lap top with Lightroom installed (photoshop & silver efx)
  6. Hard drive 1
  7. Tablet computer (ipad)
  8. Note book & pen
  9. Phone (Samsung Note II)
  10. Reading glasses (Ray Ban)
  11. Sun glasses (Oakley)
  12. Medications (all likely and regularly used medications that I personally use)
  13. Film
  14. Reading material

 

Camera pack

  1. F stop Loka camera pack
  2. Pea less emergency whistle (Len will supply)
  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) (Macpac)
  17. Over pants - waterproof over pants if wet
  18. Warm jacket - polarplus or insulated thermal (Outdoor research)
  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 (Summit Gear)
  29. Waterproof lining - silnylon dry bags
  30. 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. 2nd hard drive and cables
  8. Card reader (if not included in lap top)
  9. Light weight dress or dry shoes
  10. Socks - woollen & nylon blend hiking socks (1 pair per day)
  11. Gaiters if wet or muddy
  12. Underwear 
  13. Outdoor / travel quick dry pants
  14. Woollen / thermal short sleeve and long sleeve tops (Icebreaker)
  15. Long sleeved sun shirts (outdoor or travel)
  16. Travel dress shirts
  17. Toiletries - toothbrush, hair brush, tooth paste, etc.
  18. Pyjamas / night clothes
  19. Back support & specific medical necessities

Digital camera specifics*

  1. Olympus OMD EM-1
  2. 7.5mm f3.5 Samyung lens (15mm equivalent)
  3. 14mm f2.5 Panasonic lens (28mm equivalent)
  4. 25 mm f0.95 Voitlander lens (50mm equivalent
  5. 45mm f1.8 Olympus lens (90mm equivalent)
  6. 60mm f2.8 Olympus macro lens (120mm equivalent)
  7. 75mm f1.8 Olympus telephoto lens (150mm equivalent)
  8. 75mm - 300mm f4.8 - 6.7 Olympus telephotos zoom lens (150mm - 600mm equivalent)
  9. Olympus spare batteries for OMD
  10. 32 & 16 gb Scan disk Extreme Pro memory cards
  11. Olympus OM-D EM-5 body as spare camera
  12. Olympus battery charger for OMD
  13. BW circular polariser
  14. BW 10 stop neutral density filter
  15. BW 6 stop neutral density filter
  16. BW 3 stop neutral density filter
  17. Kodak lens tissues
  18. Lens cleaning fluid
  19. Micro fibre lens cloths
  20. 2 x Lacie rugged external hard drives
  21. Macbook pro 13" retina display notebook
  22. Macbook pro power cable
  23. Ipad mini
  24. Ipad power cable

* 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 series 3
  3. Linhof ball head Provi II
  4. Gitzo carbon fibre tripod series 1
  5. Linhof ball head I

 

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