Every country and climate is different, however there are a few essentials that we recommend for all trips:

  • Pack light and insure your equipment.
  • Camera body (DSLR or mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses)
  • 1-3 favourite lenses (a portrait lens, a wide angle lens, as well as a telephoto/zoom lens are highly recommended)
  • Laptop and external hard drive (double back up your images) - not required but recommended.
  • Small reflectors (not mandatory but sometimes helpful in portrait taking).
  • Flashlight. 
  • Lightweight raincoat.
  • Lightweight, quick-dry clothing.
  • Water bottle.
  • Hat! It gets hot sometimes.
  • Toque? It gets cold sometimes.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Memory cards.
  • Light day pack that fits camera, water, and daily essentials.
  • Rain cover or a 5L dry bag for keeping your camera dry.
  • Silica packs for your camera bag (to keep the humidity out and for emergencies).
  • Lightweight tripod.
  • Versatile waterproof hiking shoes. We recommend Keens hiking boots or even water shoes.
  • Flip flops.
  • Bathing suit (you never know)!
  • Toiletries and emergency medication (for unexpected headaches, tummy aches, and motion sickness).