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Blue Pixel Guide to Travel Photography, The: Perfect Photos Every Time by David Schloss

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Chapter 1. Choosing the Right Gear

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Right place, right time, right gear—a sunset along Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park. (Photo by Reed Hoffmann)

For every photographic trip there is the perfect balance of camera equipment. But most people find it impossible to know what gear to bring until they realize the item they desperately need is at home.

There are, however, a certain number of must-have accessories for the on-the-go photographer. Start with the basics—the digital photography tools you can’t do without. In this chapter I’ll discuss cameras, lenses, and computers, and what to look for in each category.

Figure 1.1. It’s possible ...

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