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Guest Post: Essential Photography Gadgets & Accessories for Travel Bloggers

Travel Blogger Photographer

Travelling entails a lot of adventure and visiting and seeing new things and places. Some are so eye-catching, that it’s important to take photographs of them to look back on in years to come, as revisiting the same place might not be an option in the future or as fun as the first time round. For travel bloggers, when posting their write-ups and reviews, they need to upload photos that are of good quality to accompany them. Therefore, they require the correct equipment that will help them obtain the best photographs. Some of the gadgets that they could use are discussed below:

A camera

When a camera is mentioned, one needs to consider its compatibility to other equipment being used along side it and the convenience it offers when using it. Some are too heavy to carry around, hence inconvenient. It’s also important to remember that in order to obtain a good result, they need to consider the quality of the camera. How many mega pixels does it have? Will the photos be clear enough or one will have to strain to identify what exactly the image is?

Lens clip kit

Cameras have limitations and different lenses i.e. wide angle or macro can be very expensive. Therefore, A lens clip kit is a good idea, as it can enable different styles of photographs to be taken.

Smartphone

Smartphone

One of the many reasons why most people purchase smartphones is due to good snaps they take, internet etc just to mention but a few and they serve as a great alternative to a camera. They make it easy for you to edit the photos and even post them on your blog and social media channels. Unlike a camera, it contains apps that make that very easy to do.

Compact tripod

Travel Blogger Camera

Ever wondered why some photos appear blurred at time? The reason is that the person who took them was either shaky or did not have a good grip on the camera. This is where the tripod comes in. It helps take still photos. Here, you only need to set the camera up and then snap away. It also means that you do not have to ask strangers to help you take photos as you can set the timer on the camera and just jump in the shot yourself. It is advisable to consider the weight of the tripod you are buying to avoid it been more of a burden than a source of help.

Portable hard drive

When travelling to a new place you never know what you are going to find there. You might end up taking too many photographs. One of the problems of this could be having the space to store them. One of the things you don’t want to do is delete some to create room for others. Therefore, you should travel with a portable hard drive to back up your photographs too each evening.

Rechargeable battery

Imagine yourself in a scenario where the battery runs out and you are unable to take any more photographs on your camera? What a nightmare situation! Therefore, ensure you have a rechargeable battery that you can charge between uses and why not carry a back up battery too just to be on the safe side, in case recharging is not possible. 

USB charger

USB Charger

This will help charge your phone when it powers down. You can also use is to transfer your photos from the camera to other devices. A USB charger is therefore essential and a vital piece of travel blogger kit.

SD cards and Card readers

Memory Cards

An SD card will best function if it is accompanied by its reader. If you need to create space for more photos, putting the SD card in the reader will really help speed up the transfer and make the process easier. 

Author Bio

Hi, I’m George. I have been a camera enthusiast from 2008. Cameraseals is my personal blog where I share most of my interests and experiences from using cameras.

You will find helpful topics even if you’re a beginner or long-time user.

 

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4 comments on “Guest Post: Essential Photography Gadgets & Accessories for Travel Bloggers

  1. Enjoyed your post! Great adivices here.

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  2. Very good.

    Nowadays You very seldom need tripod, because cameras have developed fast. Here some examples in my post, in which I took action photos from a distance with full zoom:

    Rafting competition standing on log in river .

    Have a wonderful day!

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  3. Love reading this!!! I love having my go pro as well

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    • Thank you for your comment. We bought a GoPro last November and have hours and hours of footage of our travels. One day we will sit down and edit them all and hopefully pull together a few videos. Every time we try we lose patience with it. Need to brush up on our video editing skills ASAP 🙂

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