I get messages everyday asking what camera gear and travel equipment I use while travelling full-time as a solo backpacker. So I have put together a list of essential things that I carry with me on my travels and that I can personally recommend to you.
As a full-time backpacker, I try to travel as light as possible when I’m on the road and so everything listed below is all you will need to travel the world and take quality photos like me.
My Travel Equipment Essentials List
This model of Olympus is one of the most affordable, compact and light weight cameras on the market. I shoot with this camera everyday and my quality of images have increased dramatically since I made this purchase. You can browse all of the images throughout my blog to give you an idea of what this camera is capable of.
Camera Lens – Olympus 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 II
The 14-150mm is my favourite lens for this camera. It is dust & splash proof, also included is a lens hood & cap. The versatility of this lens helps me to create the close up face shots for my vlogs and photo shoots and the zoom range assists me with my surf photography and shooting landscapes from afar.
Memory Card – SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB SDXC
The best thing about SanDisk Extreme Pro is that it delivers maximum speed for performance and uncompromising image and 4K video quality from my DSLR. Having 64GB of storage means that I can store my images on the SD card for 2-3 days and not have to worry about running out of space.
Spare Camera Battery – Power Extra 2 Pack Battery for Olympus
Don’t make the same mistake as me by taking hundreds of photos on a big adventure day and running out of battery. Be prepared with this 2 pack of spare batteries.
Camera Tripod – Joby GorillaPod. Flexible Ballhead Tripod
The Joby GorillaPod is suitable for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras.This tripod is light weight, easy to use and perfect for setting up a time lapse photo or even using it as a selfie stick. The legs are flexible so you can wrap it around a tree or a pole to get creative with your shot.
High Definition Waterproof Camera – GoPro Hero 6
The most popular camera on the planet. I love using the GoPro 6 for anything involving water shots and for all of my fast paced adventures. It captures all of my best moments with its wide range of functions that are very simple to use.
Selfie Stick – SandMarc Selfie Stick Metal Edition
Everyone loves a good selfie right? This stylish selfie stick can extend to 1.2m and I find it much easier to shoot with the GoPro when it is mounted to the SandMarc Selfie Stick.
GoPro Dome – Vicdozia Telesin 6″ Waterproof Dome Port Lens
Have you ever wanted to know how to get those under-over water shots with the GoPro? This nifty little dome housing can create that perfect shot you are chasing. I use mine almost every time I am in the ocean!
Camera Bag – Olympus Tracker Classic Design Vintage
The DSLR Backpack is one of the most affordable camera bags on the market. It includes a waterproof rain cover, padded compartments, accessories storage and a laptop compartment. This is my bag of choice that I take with me on all of my adventures.
Laptop Computer – Apple MacBook Air 13.3″
The MacBook Air laptop is very light weight and perfect to travel with. Apart from my camera, this is my most used equipment when I am on the road.
External Hard Drive – WD Elements Portable External Hard Drive 4TB – USB 3.0
As a photographer my images and video files take up a lot of space on my MacBook so I use this compact external hard drive to store everything. With 4TB worth of storage space, this is more than enough for a good year or two worth of content.