Question by 2+2 = duh.: Anybody have experience as a travel filmmaker/photographer?
I will be going off on a long Southeast Asia backpacking trip. I am into filmmaking and photography, but am curious as to what I should bring. The balance between quality and portability weighs on my mind. What am I getting into and should I be worried carrying around all the equipment? What kind of etiquette should I take when filming and photographing people and places? Any insight into this would be great. Thank you.
Answer by fhotoace
I spent nine and a half weeks sailing in the Caribbean last summer. I hiked nine islands and did a lot of seascape and landscape photography as well as “travel” photography of the highlights of the trip.
I used a Nikon D100 with the MB-D100 battery pack and three lenses … a 12-24mm for the landscapes and shots of the sailing vessel under sail, a 24-85mm f/2.8 macro for the rest of the photography and a 70-300mm I used maybe two or three times. I took four 1GB, eight 2GB and two 4GB CF cards. I also took my notebook computer and transferred the images at every opportunity.
I carried all the equipment in a generic backpack that did not say, “Steal me, I have camera gear inside”.
When I had time, I backed up all the files on DVD disks.
I shot most everything as Large resolution and Fine quality. Files were about 3MB each. When shooting for a specific assignment, I shot using RAW + JPEG Basic.
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