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Advice for journeys, including what equipment to use and how to take photographs of landmarks and other vistas.

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Traveling/airport security with 35mm film [duplicate]

I am planning to travel with a few rolls of 35 mm film (unused on the way there and exposed but undeveloped on the way home), however, I have heard about how airport security scanners can completely ...
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Do I need a flash for trekking/travelling with my D500?

I currently have a dilemma. I use a Nikon D500, which has no built in flash, and was wondering whether it is worth buying a lightweight one to bring with me trekking this coming summer. The reason I ...
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Visualizing Instagram Travel photo locations on a Map

I uploaded many of my pictures on Instagram and tagged their location. Unfortunately Instagram got rid of their photo map. I loved this feature. There are many third party developer trying offering ...
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What are my photography options if I cannot travel or I'm forced to stay at home?

I used to travel a lot and take photographs at those places. Now borders are closed due to COVID-19 precautions and we'll be probably ordered to stay at home except some special cases. What are my ...
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Good health practices for photographers

As many other professions. photographers tend to suffer of particular health issues, related to the way we use the first and most important piece of our equipment: our bodies. Manufacturers are ...
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Is the Nikon D7200 a significant upgrade to a Canon Rebel T3?

Is the Nikon D7200 a significant upgrade to a Canon Rebel T3? I've read and compared all the specs so no need to rehash those. I am just wondering will I notice an improvement in the quality of my ...
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Is Canon 50mm f/1.2 with Canon EOS 80D suitable for portraits, landscapes, travel/nightlife photography?

I'm purchasing my first DSLR camera (Canon 80D) in a few weeks. I want to use it mostly for portraits, landscapes, travel/nightlife shots. I've come across the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L, and wanted to know ...
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What should I look for in a film to take photos in India?

I have recently started taking photos on 35mm film (I Love it :D ) Later this year I am planning on a trip to India (4 weeks during the monsoon season!) What should I be considering when selecting ...
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Loading DSLR batteries while travelling without regular 220V power supply

I will go on an three-week camping trip around iceland. My primary power sources will be the 12V socket of the mini camper (while the engine is running) and a 62Wh power bank (loaded via the 12V ...
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Travel tripod for rough weather conditions

I travel a lot, and I have used both regular tripods and travel tripods. Travel tripods would be my go to travel, as I need to carry my gear all day long. The Manfrotto BeFree is great, except that ...
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How can a tripod be unstable?

This sounds like a fairly stupid question, but it is one that has arisen whilst I was looking for cheap (<£50) and lightweight (<1kg) DSLR tripods. I understand there's a price difference ...
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Should I borrow a wider or more narrow zoom lens for a trip to Antarctica?

I am heading to Antarctica soon and have no idea what type of lens would work best. I have a Nikon D3100 and have two options for lenses. I am borrowing a lens from a friend so can only pick one. I am ...
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Caribbean Island Disaster Recovery & Camera Safety

I'm considering a disaster recovery trip to a Caribbean island recently ravaged by hurricanes. Is it foolish to bring my camera? My camera's a lightweight mirrorless camera, and I'm considering ...
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Visiting Iceland, photographic equipment review what do I need to replace?

I'm visiting Iceland on a photography tour in September. I'm reviewing my camera gear and wondering if I need any additional equipment, or replace some of my existing gear. I'm shooting with the ...
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Compact tripod on airplane (Europe) [duplicate]

I'll be traveling to east Europe and for that reason I had to switch to a small compact tripod so that I could carry it easily. The new tripod, when closed, will not exceed 43 cm and it weighs below 1....
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How to fly with gear that weighs more than the maximum allowed for carry-on luggage?

Airlines usually weigh your cabin luggage at the check-in/baggage drop-off and do not allow more than 7-8 kilos per person. How to successfully board a flight if the total weight of the gear you are ...
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Do I need shallow DoF and a large sensor for travel photography? [closed]

I am really conflicted in my camera needs. Currently I am sporting a tiny RX100 and even that is rarely used as smartphones have become our main cameras. We're going travelling for 3 months, the ...
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What is the best semi-stationary storage method for camera equipment?

I have 12 Canon camera bodies (e.g. film bodies like the AE-1, A1, T90, EOS 1N, and digital bodies like the 20D, 5D, and 7D), about 4 'irregular' camera bodies like a Rolleiflex and a Brownie box ...
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What is difference between Street Photography and Travel Photography?

Can anyone explain what the difference is between Street Photography and Travel Photography?
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How to I check if my camera is working properly? [duplicate]

I have a sony rx100II. I have recently sent it by parcel delivery together with some other items. When I got the parcel some of the items had physical damages. The camera was inside a box, padded, ...
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Bare Bulb diffuser for travel?

I found the thread for diffuser for speedlights here but wanted to check out options available for bare-bulb flashes, specifically the Godox AD360ii. I'll be traveling to Vietnam for 3 weeks in ...
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Is CCD vs CMOS sensor the deciding factor between two budget compact cameras? [duplicate]

I'm buying a compact digital camera for travel usage by a person not very good with computers. The purpose is to shoot pictures better than with a phone and nothing else, meaning that it should be ...
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Does the Canon Connect Station work for image backup while traveling?

I'm looking for a good way to backup SD cards while traveling without a computer. I know there are a number of options based on hard drives, but the one that seems most attractive right now is the ...
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Can I DIY a regular backpack to protect my camera gear?

This summer I'm going to a hiking trip in the mountains. I will also take my camera gear with me. I have already ordered a camera backpack, but due to some delivery delays, I will receive it after my ...
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Can I work with ONLY a single fixed focal length lens?

I am on the edge of investing in the Sony a6000. The reason I keep straying away is the fact that people seem to hate the kit lens. I can't afford much more than either the kit lens or the body and a ...
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Would an EF 24-105L or a 70-200 f/4L be a better travel choice?

I currently have a Canon 7D Mark II. I have a budget where I am looking at getting the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM or the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM. I am undecided on which one to get. I can see ...
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Travel arrangements with Sigma Lenses? [duplicate]

I know there are a lot of threads on travel photography, I read some, but found that most are out of date, however, manufacturers kept innovating, and that starts to confuse a lot of newbies like me. ...
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Is a superzoom bridge camera good for landscape and travel photography? [closed]

Does somebody know if the Canon Powershot SX60HS, a superzoom bridge camera, is a good camera (for travel)? Needs: We like making landscape pictures (stars, moon, river, mountains...) so the colors ...
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What camera for panoramic shot? [closed]

I'm interested in capturing panoramic shots. Any advice what camera to use?
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How to improve wide-angle composition in travel photography to make it more dynamic?

I love taking wide-angle photos of people with my ultra-wide angle zoom lens on my travels (11-16mm Tokina) as I get to closely interact with my subjects. I try to shoot photos where there is some ...
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Which of these are essential for vacation: tripod, flash, extra batteries and memory cards, prime lens? [closed]

I have the Nikon D3200 with the kit lens (18mm - 55mm). I'm going on a road trip soon and I'd like to take pictures of Christmas lights, Christmas trees, architecture, detail shots and photos inside ...
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Lens for Olympus OM-D 10 [duplicate]

What single fixed lens for street photography and portraits (and travel photography) would you recommend? I currently use the stock lens that came with the Olympus OM-D 10, and would like to use a ...
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Should I get a teleconverter or 150-500mm lens?

I am planning a wildlife trip. I want to be able to take photos of far away objects and still have all the detail. I currently have a Canon 650D and my longest lens is 70-300mm. I am busy saving for ...
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Photo backups via USB Hub + card reader + tablet + external HDD

Yes, it's another question about photo backups during traveling. But it's not a duplicate of this and this because I'm asking about specific way of backuping and will it work or no. I have D750 and ...
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Can I take an aerial photography drone on a plane as carry-on? [closed]

I live in US and thinking to travel to Europe next spring. I'm thinking to get a drone with couple extra batteries and take it with me as a carry on to get some aerial shots. Anybody had any ...
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General purpose lens with good macro capabilities searched (Canon mount)

Does anyone can give a recommendation for a general purpose lens with good macro capabilities / short minimum distance to the object for Canon mount? 3rd party manufacturers are welcome too. ...
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Which of my lenses should I carry with me to Mauritius?

I am traveling to Mauritius next month. I am an amateur photographer. I have a kit lens - 18-55mm and a zoom lens 55-300mm. I have found the zoom lens extremely useful, especially when shooting ...
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what trick do you use to have minimum stress on the lens while hiking?

My camera bag has two positions lens facing upward or downward. Most camera bags will have this position when mounted on your shoulder. I am attaching a picture of mine: So like most camera bags, ...
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How can I compose city / cityscape shots to avoid distracting elements?

Too many of my travel photos look like this. The subject of the photo is obviously the church, but the random people and cars around it are quite annoying. The traffic light in front of the mosaic is ...
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Canon 600D - Next lense for travel, landscape, architecture [closed]

I have the Canon 600D with the 10-18mm f4.5-5.6, 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 and 50mm f1.8. Now I am looking for my next lens which I do not want to spend more then 1000$. I was thinking of 70-200 f/4, but I ...
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Is a professional camera cleaning needed after a dirty, dusty photography adventure trip?

I recently returned from a photography adventure in Nepal. It's a very dirty, dusty country. I have a Canon 5D mk3 and a 35mm f1.4L lens. I have been inspecting my camera for damage induced by Nepal ...
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Options for flash diffuser for travel?

I am going to travel abroad in a couple of months and I am considering, since I will take my photo-backpack with me (Tamrac evolution 8), to buy a diffuser for a Yongnuo 560 Mk III flash. Most of the ...
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Nude model in Thailand

I am going to travel to Thailand at the beginning of October. I will get to see this beautiful country and hopefully take some nice shots of it. I do have some hours of spare time, which I'd like to ...
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Best way to backup/edit RAW photos while travelling abroad with bad Internet access? [duplicate]

This question is a duplicate. In particular a duplicate of these questions: How can I backup my RAW photos while travelling without Internet access? How can I backup my photos while travelling? Both ...
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I'm a beginner photographer and I want to buy a new camera, can anyone give me some suggestions on what to look for? [duplicate]

I have a Nikon Coolpix L810 (which I know is a very basic camera, but hey, I was just starting out and didn't want anything too complicated.) Now I feel like this camera just isn't doing it for me. I ...
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How can I compare 'super-zoom' lenses to make up my mind which one I should buy?

So I am currently looking to buy a 'super zoom' lens to be used along my 35mm for travelling. I have already compiled a number of different suitable lenses within my budget range and focal length. I ...
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How can I best take a tripod on a plane trip?

I'm traveling by air on Ryanair to UK, then off to Spain. I don't feel safe putting my tripod in the checked luggage, and I've had problems carrying it in hand luggage. How do I make sure that my ...
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Going to Italy - My 7d needs a wide angle lens [duplicate]

I'm headed to Italy on my honeymoon. My current kit (or at least what I'm considering bringing) is as follows: 100L Macro 2.0 18-135 Kit lens Possibly the 50mm 1.8 Now - I was originally going to ...
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Lens recommendation for upcoming NYC trip? [duplicate]

I'm just a photo enthusiast knowing just the basics so far. My dad used to work with a film SLR and taught me a few things. I currently own a Canon 60D with the 18-135mm kit lens. I originally wanted ...
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Travel Lens to UK [duplicate]

My family and I are planning to visit UK in October. My agenda is; 1. Visit old architecture of Bath 2. Strafford upon Avon 3. Lake District 4. Pitlochry 5. London I will travel with Nikon D7100 and ...
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