Lightening the load for landscape trips

Lightening the load for landscape trips

When I travel to some locations for the landscape shots I take, it often involves hiking in and out and camping out at or near the shoot location. With this in mind weight is a serious issue, having to carry camping gear plus my camera gear means it can soon become very hard work. So I’ve been tinkering with my summer camping load out, trying to get it to a more manageable weight.

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New (almost) Camera , gone full frame!

New (almost) Camera , gone full frame!

I’ve been shooting on a crop frame sensor camera for a good while now, this was down to the fact that most full frame cameras were out of my reach financially. That was until recently when I decided to part exchange my Nikon D7100 body and my crop sensor only lenses for a D800, a 36.3 megapixel full frame body. I’ve got some shoots planned to put the new camera through its paces.

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New ND Filters for landscape photography

New ND Filters for landscape photography

I’m steadily adding to my kit list and as anyone who’s into photography will know, that is hardly ever cheap! One thing I wanted to add pretty quickly was some gradual ND filters. I’ve got a cheap and cheerful set but they don’t come without problems, so I’m upgrading.

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Winter Photography – Wild Camping Gear & Changes

Winter Photography – Wild Camping Gear & Changes

It’s coming into the winter months now, so my load out for wild camping is changing. I’ve also made a few purchases and sold on some equipment too. The winter months usually mean I’m carrying more weight.

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New Camera Bag, Hike on Mam Tor

New Camera Bag, Hike on Mam Tor

I bought a new camera bag a couple of weeks ago, the old one I was using was falling apart and it wasn’t big enough for my load out. I spent ages trying to decide which bag to go for, I ended up getting the Lowepro ProTactic 450 AW. I’m off on a walk in the Peak District on Sunday so I’ll get to try it out.

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