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What’s in My Camera Bag for Travel


What’s In My Camera Bag For Travel


Sooooo, It’s Monday, the day before we leave for San Francisco and I’m all packed! Including my camera bag! I know last week, I mentioned in my Tips for Moms with a camera post to pack light. So, I’m going to show you what’s in my camera bag for travel.. I took a photo of almost everything that’s going in my bag except my laptop.


camera bag for travel



Let’s get started.

  1. For the plane and Blogher, I am bringing my Kelly Moore Esther Bag. I got this bag for my birthday and I am in love with it. It has a small padded removable basket for your camera and a slot for a small laptop or a iPad. And lots of pockets. This is my first time traveling with this bag, so I will give a full review when I get back.
  2. We will be doing a lot of walking and taking a lot of public transportation. So I needed something light. Lucky me won this Lowepro Passport Slingbag a couple of months ago! I’ve tried it out when we’ve gone to the park and it’s perfect for a camera, a wallet, a few snacks and a bottle of water. PERFECT in other words for me to play the tourist with.
  3. My Canon 6D  is coming with me of course. My Diva and I are looking forward to exploring the sights of San Francisco Together. I love this camera. I adore it. Full Frame has completed me. 🙂
  4. When I decided to “pack light” I knew I needed a good mid range zoom lens. Enter the Canon 24-105mm f/4 L . I read about this lens on Clickin Moms and decided to rent it from for the trip. I’m a try before you buy type of girl and I liked the idea of the range of this lens. I can get all those gorgeous wide city shots and close ups of my boo Kerri Washington at Blogher. ALL WITH THE SAME LENS.  My only concern is the f/4.  That pretty much cuts out low light photography without a flash. So….
  5. I am also bringing my Canon 50mm f/1.4  lens. I must admit that this is my favorite lens on my 6D. And it’s perfect for dark restaurants and low light conference rooms.
  6. Of course, my iPhone 5 is coming with me, but I’ve added the Lifeproof  case.  We are planning a trip to the beach for the day and I will NOT bring the 6D.  I’m terrified of sand getting into all of it’s special parts. And in my effort to pack light and to be able to take my iPhone in the water, I got the waterproof Lifeproof case. It’s waterproof, dirt proof, snow proof, shock proof….I’ll be sure to review it later!
  7. And since I’m bringing my iPhone, of course, I am bringing my Olloclip  .  It’s a really great creative tool to make your iPhoneography stand out.
  8. My ExpoDisc and I never part. Maki-dada…… This thing saves my life and helps me not to have to edit so much. So it’s NECESSARY to my existence as a photographer. The end.
  9. I always, always always bring an xtra battery. Nothing worse than having your battery die JUST as you are getting THAT picture.
  10. Memory Cards. There are three on this table, but I’m actually bringing 6. One for each day and an extra.   It will help keep me organized for the trip to have each day on a separate card. And each day I plan( notice I said PLAN) to download that day’s photos to my laptop to cull. No editing. But just to get rid of the ones that don’t need to stay. So that when I get home I don’t have to go through 1000 photos all at once.


So that’s it. That’s what’s in my camera bag travel wise this time! I’ll let you guys know how it goes!

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  • Reply
    July 21, 2014 at 10:41 am

    I can’t wait to hear the review on your bag. The different memory calls for each day is a great tip. I have to do something similar in the future.

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    July 21, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    I am completely intrigued by this post especially with our travel plans approaching! I’m lusting after a new bag so can’t wait to see your review. I really want to combo a purse, diaper bag and camera bag but don’t know if it’s possible! The Passport Sling is just my speed too. It looks amazing for convenience. Safe travels and I’m sure it’ll be even better since you’re so super organized. Can’t wait to follow along on social media!

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    July 21, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    But have you packed your suitcase?? LOL the idea of one card per day is genius (especially for those of us who rely on LR to just KNOW :-() looking forward to your review of the bags, I’m still hunting. Safe travels and have fun!!

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    Trina - Baby Shopaholic
    July 21, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Aww man! I’m sad i’m not going to Blogher this year. I’m waiting for you to have a workshop….Have fun at Blogher!

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    July 21, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Wow! So organized! I can’t wait to hear about your experiences at BlogHer! I wanted to go this year but couldn’t figure out a way to make it more affordable. Oh, well, I’ll vicariously live through you! Have fun!

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    July 21, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    I just wanna see the pictures lol have fun and give us all the details when you get back

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    LeSha Brewer (The Lovely Photog)
    July 21, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    I want your bag and everything in it! lol I am definitely considering renting a lens. Let me know how that goes! Great pointers on traveling with your camera gear. I just came back from vacation but didn’t actually get to use my camera at the theme park because I only had my big tote bag. The sling bag is awesome to use. I’ll have to remember to bring a smaller bag next time! 🙂 Have fun! Wish I could come 🙂

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    The Educational Tourist
    August 27, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    What great tips! I have never heard of the Ollo clip and now I simply must try one! It is clear, I’m sure that I’m not the photographer in the family, but as you said…moms handle the memories. 🙂 I always carry a camera, but end up using the phone more than anything else. It is just so easy.

    My readers at are really interested in how to make the most of their adventure photos so I’m going to link this to my site. I’d love a shout out from you!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Natalie, The Educational Tourist

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