What's in Our Gear Bag

By Lisa Milavic

With summer right around the corner, many of you already have travel on the mind. The photographers at PWB have worked at all ends of the globe, and they know first-hand that being prepared and having the right gear is important to capturing their story. If you are wondering what to pack for your next photography trip, here is a list of the tried and true best gear chosen by Photographers Without Borders.

Photo BY Tracey Buyce

Photo BY Tracey Buyce

The Best Gear

1. 24-70mm F 2.8L lens

Chosen by Marc Champagne who worked with Water Charity in Senegal Africa.

“I had the full range of lenses in my bag but actually never took this one off given it’s speed, sharpness and range.”

2. Lole travel pants

Chosen by Rebecca Eby who worked with Lotus Children's Home in Kathmandu, Nepal.

“I mistakenly assumed most clothing was created equally, but traveling during monsoon season in Nepal was tricky. Cotton was lovely, but took forever to air dry, and the wrinkles were terrible! My Lole travel pants were spectacular. They dried quickly, had no wrinkles, and they were even wipeable if they got muddy! I will never travel without these pants again as they could have replaced three pairs of "regular" pants in my bag.”

3. RAIN GEAR

Chosen by Tracey Buyce who worked with La Senda Verde in Bolivia and Kimie James who worked with LifeStart in Vietnam.

4. F-Stop bag

Chosen by Marc Champagne who worked with Water Charity in Senegal Africa.

“I basically lived out of one bag for 2 weeks which housed everything I needed for the trip. All my camera gear, two complete outfits and all the daily necessities. It never left my side!”

5. Clik Elite Venture 30 backpack

Chosen by Rebecca Eby who worked with Lotus Children's Home in Kathmandu, Nepal.

“It was a wonderful carry-on bag that allowed me to have my gear with me, as well as a change of clothes and other essentials for my 24+ hour travel time.”

Other things to pack

Bug spray

Chosen by Megan Ewing who worked with Mision Gaia in Colombia.

“The bugs in Colombia were... I don't even have words to describe them. Lets just say I had well over 50 on my body at all times and also had to pull many ticks from my skin. I have never experienced bugs like that!"

PHOTO BY REBECCA EBY

PHOTO BY REBECCA EBY

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