Traveling and taking photos go hand in hand. Everyone wants to travel to the most beautiful places and see the most beautiful things. It’s just as important to take quality photos of all these places visited.
For this reason, I like to take 3 cameras with me. 3, sounds like a lot of cameras to take traveling, but all will be explained!
The first camera is a bridge camera, the reason being, is because they are quite compact, the photo quality is excellent (even when zoomed in) and they have a massive zoom. This camera is ideal for:
- From a cruise or boat
- From a safari
- From a bus
- Wild animal or bird photos
- Waterfalls / Mountains
- Natural people photos (from far away)
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Bridge Camera
The second camera is a compact camera, I use this mostly in cities or building photos. These come with a wrist strap and whilst walking around any city, you can hold the camera and have it wrapped around your wrist. With crime in big cities, this is discreet and you still get good quality photos. Also, as you are unlikely to need to zoom in the city, it works!
- Enclosed places
- Dangerous places (camera can be easily hidden or wrapped around your wrist)
- Places where you don’t require zoom
- Pictures of food or restaurants
- High quality selfie
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
The third camera I carry is a phone camera. These are good for when you quickly need to get a photo or video. It’s usually right there in your pocket and you can get the picture within a second of seeing what you want to photograph. The quality of picture is not as good as with the Canon cameras pictured above, this camera is used for speed and convenience. It is also the easiest way to take a selfie. I took a Samsung Galaxy S3 on a trip and on my most recent trip I took the S6 Edge. These are out of date already but are still good enough for ‘on the go’ pictures. A lot of the modes of transport I took pictures of were taken with a phone camera.