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Questions tagged [travel]

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

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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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Cheap DSLR Travel Tripod Recommendation [closed]

So unlike other SE sites I realised you can ask for equipment recommendations here so here it goes: I need a tripod for one-month backpacking in Southern Africa in summer - both mountains and ...
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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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I have just started a travel blog i want to create a similar look to the images below [closed]

Can you offer any tips on achieving this kind of look with editing, filters and apps. https://www.instagram.com/p/BFfWK0LJE9E/?taken-by=gypsea_lust&hl=en https://www.instagram.com/p/BF0uAOpJE8p/?...
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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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Diffuser for travelling?

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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Travel lens for LUMIX GH2 [closed]

I am a beginning photographer and own a LUMIX GH2 with the following lens: HD 14-140, LUMIX G Vario 1:4/7-14 (wide angle) and a pancake 20 lens. I am traveling to Europe and need to take a single lens ...
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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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Good Travel Camera/Laptop Backpack for Women [closed]

I will be traveling in Europe for a few weeks this summer and want to take the opportunity to invest in a well-made Travel/"Daytrip" backpack for may camera and other items. I've spent a few weeks ...
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Why is only Nikon not readily available in airport duty free shops? [closed]

No matter where I fly around the world I see a decent selection of Canon (always the largest), Samsung, Sony, and occasionally even Leica hardware and lens. Very rarely I'll see a Nikon body for sale, ...
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Is an 18-200mm lens sufficient for an Alaska trip? [closed]

I am an amateur photography enthusiast, mostly for vacation shots. I have a Nikon D80 body and the 18-200mm lens which I use as my "walking around" lens. I have a trip to Alaska coming up this ...
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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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How to recharge camera battery in the wild [closed]

I was wondering if there is any decent power pack option, suited for travel photography, that I could use for recharging my camera batteries, especially when I'm in a location where there's no ...
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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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What to look for in a Vacation Camera? [closed]

I'm hoping to get some guidance on what type of camera I should purchase to use only on vacations and occasional family gatherings. I've read plenty of reviews and articles on different types of ...
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Lenses for India trip on a Canon 7D [duplicate]

I plan to take my Canon 7D to India and I currently have a 12-24 Tokina and the Canon 50 1.4. Is this a good kit for India? I will be photographing anything I can really - I do not mind taking ...