One of our favorite aspects of road trips is the memories and tales which come with them. Whether you’re adventuring solo or with a group of friends, there’s always something about a road trip which is different from any other kind of adventuring.
Possibly it’s the feeling of getting lost or exploring new places. Whatever the reason is, it’s important to be able to capture the moments for lasting memories. If you don’t care much for photography, then a simple cell phone or point and shoot camera will do.
However, if you’re into capturing the scene beautifully and like to take your time with the shot, then you’ll begin to take your gear more seriously. We know what it’s like though, it can be a bit of nightmare trying to remember everything.
We’ve made this photography road trip checklist to ease the pain of forgetting… your tripod. Is there anything we’ve forgotten?
- Camera bag
- Camera body
- Spare lens cap (I’ve dropped one in a lake)
- Lens cleaning equipment
- Batteries (and spares)
- Battery charger
- Power inverter (to charge in the car or RV)
- Cable release
- Memory card (and spares)
- Camera rain cover
- Camera strap (unbranded for theft deterrent)
- Underwater housing
- Laptop with camera cables (to upload and edit shots)
- Laptop charger
- Gloves (useful if cold weather)
- Appropriate clothing (for possibly standing outside for hours)
- External hard drive
- Waterproof bags (or zip lock bags)