Taking Photos

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 CameraCanon 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)
  • Cities
  • Places where you don’t require zoom
  • People
  • Pictures of food or restaurants
  • High quality selfie

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark IICanon 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  These are out of date already but are still good enough for ‘on the go’ pictures.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.

Samsung Galaxy S6 EdgeSamsung Galaxy S6 Edge

2016-11-24T20:41:23+00:00 August 15th, 2016|Taking photos|6 Comments


  1. Mike January 12, 2017 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    Great post. I do the same and have three different cameras with me for different purposes. It’s also nice to sometimes leave the big one at home and just shoot on something lighter and more portable.

  2. Archana Singh March 11, 2017 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    Very useful post. Even I carry 3-4 cameras. Sometimes my camera luggage weighs more than my other stuff 😛

  3. Danielle Hambuckers April 14, 2017 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    I was actuallt searching for a post like this. But still I wonder, I want to go and backpack for about a year, it’s not going to be convenient to buy multiple cameras and take them with me.. I was planning on buyinga gopro so I can capture moments of diving and skydiving as well as make pictures, but now I feel so unprofessional and I really would like to have some great pictures of my journey for myseld as well as. for my blog.. Do you have any specific advice for my situation?

    • James Smith April 15, 2017 at 12:29 am - Reply

      A GoPro would be good as well, the only problem with the GoPro is they don’t have much zoom. They do have some compact cameras with good zoom as well now which you could check out. This would work well in the city and the country.

  4. Courtney Ferris April 26, 2017 at 9:18 am - Reply

    We have a massive camera, our GoPro, and my iPhone, but I think we need to look into smaller options! Thanks for the helpful post.

  5. Pete July 4, 2017 at 12:58 am - Reply

    Good mix. I am so over big DSLR cameras and their lenses. OK in the studio or in controlled conditions, but once you get on a plane, you are either giving up your carry on allowance to camera gear, or sticking in the hold where it’s going to get damaged or stolen.

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