Giddy up and spread your travel vibes as summer comes along. Wanderlusts are the only people who do not believe the fact that they have enough time; hence all they do is pack and leave. So, as you start your journey be sure to check out these 10 very useful and vital items that should be there on your list of essentials. Bon Voyage!
1. EXTRA MEMORY CARDS & BATTERY
You can never know how far you will go to capture the essence of the place you are visiting. You also have no complete idea of how much time you will get to unbuckle each and every time to transfer all the raw data to your computer and also the ample time to recharge your battery. It is hence always better to carry some extra little things that go a long long way!
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2. TOWEL & BRUSH TO CLEAN YOUR CAMERA
Whether it is sand dunes or high plateaus that you are hopping on, it costs nothing to keep a small soft cotton towel and brushes that can be used to clean difficult niches of the camera body. They also help to protect sensitive and expensive lenses and gear which tend to get affected when overused in harsh environments.
3. PLASTIC SANDWICH WRAP TO PROTECT YOUR CAMERA
Yes, there you go that is a life hack that is highly inexpensive and does not need any effort!
Beach parties, pool parties, Holi shots and monsoons, no liquid element can ever scare you away again. The plastic material is airtight and easy to apply on and remove. It covers difficult corners and you can leave out spots for the priority buttons.
YOU DEFINITELY DO NOT WANT THAT!
4. FLEXIBLE TRIPOD
The new Octopus tripods or gorilla pods are absolute musts for an on-the-go photographer. Their legs bend in the most absurd angles to cling on or to tree branches and slippery rocks that aid you to get that perfect picture without you having to make a bulky investment on monopods. These guys are available online at very low prices. Go grab one!
5. UNDERWATER CAMERA
Planning to go subaqueous? I am guaranteeing you the fact that you will regret catching the beauty of undersea flora and fauna if you don’t own one of these. Some corals, silence of the unknown and you, imagine not getting an opportunity to keep all of that for remembrance in the future!
6. LENS PEN
These little things have saved photographers a lot of trouble. If you are always on the move this simple gadget can save your gear a lot of wear and tear (rhymes)! The pen has a small tipped brush and sponge to clear all blemishes, watermarks, dust and fingerprints (Yes that is right!). It is compact, user-friendly and it needs to be in your pouch immediately!
7. EXTERNAL FLASH
I know you want to travel light and the baggage is a curse already! But do not trust solely on your built in flash for extraordinary pictures of festivals and low light late night treks! They add an essential hue to brighten up your pictures and I am sure if you already own one you know the difference.
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8. TABLET/ PALMTOP
Small, light, efficient and mandatory, this thing will be your best friend throughout the trip. Who wants to be late in uploading the magical time one is having away from all the chaos? The chaos needs to know you have traversed the tropical jungles and sky jumped from 5000 feet! So, a palmtop or a tab with good storage is a necessity.
9. STURDY CAMERA BAG
The friendliest investment for a shutterbug is a high quality strong and durable camera bag with as many pouches and pockets that the manufacturer can include. Be it trekking or biking,
10. CARRY YOUR PORTABLE WIFI ROUTER
What if your hotel does not have the internet? What if you need to access something immediately and have to upload and send something urgently? Portable routers are small and handy and at your service whenever and wherever you need it.
After you have ensured you have all of the stuff you need lastly do not forget to carry your travel spirit along and HAPPY CLICKING!
WRITTEN BY SHRADDHA GHOSH for WorldPhotographersClub.com