planning an epic road trip // equipped
It cannot be said enough… the equipment is only as good as the photographer using it. With that said, I am a lover of gadgetry and get really excited when I have the opportunity to learn a new tool that will help me achieve better, more consistent results with my imagery.
I know the MK III is not very new anymore, but I’m excited to put it to the test in one of North America’s most extreme environments. And I am really looking forward to spending some quality time with Canon’s widest and highest rated tilt-shift lens, and the newest Speedlite technology.
But regarding other equipment, and being prepared for a trip such as this, I have had to plan accordingly, with weather as the biggest “x” factor.
From dry bags and applying scotch guard to as much as possible, to purchasing mosquito netting for my head, I have tried my best to think it all through. I will be bringing multiple rain covers no doubt.
Check out this video that explains a bit more, and see some of the gear that will (hopefully) get me through the extreme conditions…
To know what equipment to bring and what to leave behind, I think carefully through my shot list. What tools will I need to give myself the best chance to achieve each image? Only experience helps me determine that with any accuracy. And the more you shoot, the more confident you’ll be when practicing this.
It’s a very obvious, yet important part of the planning process. There’s nothing worse than arriving on location after days of driving, only to realize you so wish you had brought that second tripod, or the 2x extender.
Don’t rush through this step, or chances are, you’ll be frustrated later…
“There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.”
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