Or, if all of these options are just too much baggage, improvise. Try resting your camera on a stable surface—a fence, a large rock, a counter top or table, a shelf or a stack of books—to steady and support it. Use the camera’s self timer or employ a remote trigger so that you can keep your hands off of the shutter button during that all-important moment. Utilize your camera’s image stabilization system to keep your images sharp. Learn to work with your camera’s ISO setting to increase shutter speed and reduce camera shake.
And don’t forget…
- Laptop or portable hard drive (and/or a reliable connection route to connect to your preferred cloud storage)
- Extra memory cards
- Extra batteries and/or battery charger
- Travel adapter if you are traveling out of the country
- Cables and cords
- A set of ND grad filters
- Lens and camera cleaning supplies, especially if you will be shooting on windy, wet coastlines.
- Camera Manual
Okay, now that we’re all packed and ready to go, it’s time to talk about tips for getting great vacation shots. And that’s exactly what we’ll do in our next post…