Best Electronic Gear for Travel!
So, you want to take amazing pictures, right? Especially when you’re out having adventures on your next vacation. You can scour Instagram & find out what equipment all of your favorite photographers are using….or you can simply read this post! In this “Best Electronic Gear for Travel” section, I’m including all of the equipment I personally use while traveling (most of my best shots ironically come from my IPhone) ~ but I’ve also taken the pulse of some of my favorite Instagram bloggers & photographers to find out what equipment they’re using to get such great shots.
And everything I’ve found is below…
Best Phone Gear for Travel
Don’t underestimate what your phone can accomplish with regard to getting some killer vacation photography. Ninety percent of the shots on my Instagram account were taken with my Iphone 6, then edited using Iphone’s edit feature (I typically do NOT use filters as they tend to make images too grainy). Although many of the best photographers on Instagram are using expensive gear, occasionally they post shots that have been taken with their phones that are outstanding. So for beginner photographers: this is where you start!
Included below in this “Best Electronic Gear for Travel” section are phones & accessories that will keep you plugged in & charged up anywhere your travels take you.
I never travel without this ~ charge your phone anywhere, lightning fast
External Hard Drive
Back up all your work & pictures to this device
Charge your devices in any country w/this dual USB adapter
Best Underwater + Action Cameras!
If you’ve got a trip to Hawaii or Mexico booked ~ or even the Galapagos Islands ~ any place where water is the main event: great underwater camera gear is a must. The underwater housing for my Go Pro broke while I was in Cozumel (the diving capital of Mexico), & there were so many great underwater photo ops that I missed out on ~ including the discovery of an underwater Chichen Itza!
I love the types of angles & birds-eye effect you can get with a Go Pro that just isn’t possible with most other cameras, such as the shot below taken in Mexico. If you’re a solo traveler & don’t mind using a selfie stick, check out the Instagram account of My Life is a Travel Movie, run by Alyssa Ramos. She has basically mastered using her Go Pro + selfie stick attachment ~ & nearly all of her insane photos are taken solely with her Go Pro, which is why she’s also sponsored by them. Point is: there’s a lot you can do with a Go Pro ~ on dry land & underwater.
Go Pro 3-Way Mount
Travis Burke is one of the top Instagram photographers ~ & this is what he uses
Selfie Stick for Go Pro
Alyssa Ramos uses this for nearly all of her stunning shots
Advanced Photo Gear
If you’re looking to take your photography skills to the next level, it makes sense to model yourself after people who are already doing what you want to do. Two of the top travel photography accounts on Instagram are The Blonde Abroad & Travis Burke Photography. Together, they have over 1.2 million followers, & they’re personally two of my favorite accounts for getting travel inspiration. And both of them actually make money from their photography skills.
What I wanted to know was: what kind of cameras are they using?
So I typed into Google, “What kind of camera does Travis Burke use?” Luckily, he has an FAQ section on his website that told me exactly what kind of camera(s) he uses. And fortunately, The Blonde Abroad is similarly transparent: the cameras they use are listed below.
If you’re planning to do any serious photography ~ like you want to take killer Northern Lights shots, for example, or any kind of professional or nighttime photography ~ you’re going to need to make an investment in a great camera.
Best Advanced Electronic Gear for Travel
Sony A7R11 Digital Camera
This is Travis Burke’s camera of choice ~ with a 16-35mm lens
Best Electronic Gear for Travel
That’s a wrap for now on the best electronic gear for travel ~ I’ll update this section as newer & better (or cheaper!) equipment as it comes along. Happy photographing!