What’s in my travel bag?
I got quite a few mails asking what equipment am I using for my Melbourne trip, so I thought I will just share with you guys. Nothing too exagerrating like a spotlight, actually I try not to bring too many things as it will be difficult to carry around.
For this trip, I was actually looking for a camera bag, that doesn’t look like a camera bag. And a bag that is big enough for me to put my camera and laptop in. I was really excited when I got to know about Aide de Camp bags. They have a range of ladies camera bag, which allows you to carry all your gear and daily essentials with ease, without compromising on style. In case you are wondering, I am not paid to write this blog post but I really love my Aide de Camp bag so I just wanna share it with you guys.
If you are a frequent traveller, you would know that it is best to have a bag that looks like it is not carrying expensive DSLR because you don’t want the unnecessary eyeballs on you. I got a Valencia camera travel tote bag which is super functional with loads of pockets. It is practically a 2-in-1 bag with a removable inner pouch that securely cradles my camera gear. The discreet design allows me to carry my camera safely without drawing attention to it. Best is, it is sooooo lightweight and has a water resistant exterior material. I have been complaining about my shoulders ache for the longest time and this lightweight camera bag is an excellent choice.
So here is what I put in the bag:
1. Canon 7D
A high-performance digital SLR with good per-pixel sharpness.
2. Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8
The Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens is supposed to my walkabout lens. It is super fat and heavy. Most of the time, I don’t bring out and usually replace with 10-22mm wide angle lens. But for my Aussie trip, I brought this along as my walkabout because of the excellent F2.8.
4. Canon 10-22mm
Wide angle lens are used to take all my landscape scenery shots such as the ones at Great Ocean Road.
5. Canon 50mm F1.8
Usually, I use Canon 60mm macro but this time, I decided to bring 50mm F1.8 instead. Why? Love the bokeh very much!
This is where I put my namecards and credit cards. Oh I also have tissue in this bag, but I forgot to take it out.
8. Card reader
I got this charger in Taiwan and it can do I think 3 or 4 full charge. Super love this!
11. Samsung Note 3
Allows me to stay connected on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, so I can post lots of photos of my trip. I use Snapseed on my phone to edit the photos
Downloaded Lightroom to edit my photos and it is pretty good. I shoot in RAW file for this trip so we can more things to play with!
13. Hair Rubber Band
Aussie is very hot in the day during my trip.
For me to take down all the notes along the trip. I am a hardworking kid ok.
That’s about all for mine. I skipped the flash because I told myself I just want natural sunlight for this trip. If anything that is too dark and I can’t shoot, then too bad! This is probably the only set of photos you see of my face for my Melbourne trip because I got a very bad cold sore. It was still in its early stage when I took these photos, so I asked my photographer, Ewen Bell, to shoot more of me before it gets worse and start peeling the following days.
HAPPY THURSDAY! Share with me what’s in your travel bag!