I escaped for a few days away enjoying the Purbeck Hills and coastline – the challenge for any traveling photographer is what kit to take and what to use … I was really pleased with my selection and think I got it right for the locations I was visiting… so I thought I would share.
- A good quality comfy rucksack
- Travel Tripod (as light as you can carry comfortably)
- A camera – I took my full frame 5D mark ii
- 24-300mm lens – it’s heavy, but it is versatile and enables me to capture a range of images… zooming in and shooting wide.
- 16-35mm lens, as with landscape shots I knew at times I wanted to capture the view… I could also focus a lot closer than with my zoom lens as I wanted to capture both my hubby and me in some of the images – record shots to show we were there!
- Comfy shoes … we walked miles
- Polarising filter to capture the best of the seascapes.
I noticed on this holiday how my photography style has changed, and how I wanted to capture more … mid day the light was harsh, some places were too busy with people – they add a sense of scale… but to many and you can’t enjoy the location. I wanted the sky to have clouds and details, I wanted gentle lighting and I wanted something in the foreground to focus on … just capturing the view was not enough… I am a lot fussier!
Anyway … these are the highlights:
It was great to be able to experiment with a few different techniques too … among these images you may spot:
- A handheld HDR image – created to capture the evening sunset
- A panorama
- A vintage styled shot
- A selfie on a tripod with remote release
- A long exposure image with a ND filter.
Photos from my previous trip can be found here – Isle of Purbeck