Lighten Your Load

December 14, 2018  •  1 Comment

Photographers have a tendency to think more is better.  When we follow through on that, we gather too much equipment.  So what happens when we travel?
Do we take all our equipment with us? .



And if we do it means we have added weight to our already overloaded packing. All that extra weight can cause us physical stress, physical pain, Everyone has this challenge.  When it comes time to travel, whether just down the street or across the state or across the country what do you take?  These are two separate inquiries.  If you are are traveling across the country, it MIGHT behoove you to take much of what you have if you are staying for an extended period of time.  That way you'll have what you need when take short trips to work. 



The question of what to take to lighten your load should be questioned more extensively if you are just traveling down the street or even across the state. I’ve experienced having too much with me.  Carrying my bag with three lenses, my camera and my tripod can weigh me down.  If I know I will be out BEFORE dusk and sunset, then I should consider leaving my
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II.  That lens is my heaviest.  I use that lens specifically during low light times, because it is an f2.8 lens.  The other two lenses I own is the
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens

And the
Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens (Click the preceding link for my review of said lens.)  Seeing that I’m a landscape photographer, (With the exception of the 10-18mm lens not working well in low light,) that lens is my favorite of my three lenses I own.  What I have to consider is leaving my 24-70 lens behind when I’m out before sunset.  That will go a long way to lightening my own load.  

What can you leave behind when you’re traveling?


In the meantime:
Focus on what's ahead of you.







Roy A Ackerman,PhD, EA(non-registered)
I have a friend who was a professional photographer- but gave it up because she developed carpal tunnel and other degenerative conditions from carrying all that weight.
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