Photographers Packing List

πŸ“† 0 days in World
🌑 Between 0 and 10 degrees.
Travel Start Date: 01/0001
Picture of packing list titled: Photographers Packing List

Jonathan Martin, from https://blog.yellowscale.com/, is a globetrotting digital nomad and fine art landscape photographer from Atlanta, GA. By day he works remotely as a developer + international trainer, but at twilight, he scales mountains to discover non-touristy landscapes.

Jonathan is an experienced packer. The list reflects some expert level choices in fabric and minimalism.

In my opinion, the best part of this list is the > 20% polyester jeans. I didn't know that it was even possible to buy blended fabric jeans. 99% of the time jeans are a horrible one bagging fabric.

Even slightly moist jeans are great at two things, making your bag smell damp and being too tight on your thighs. Blended jeans dry a little better and are much more comfortable when wet.

The linked blog post also talks about the importance of exceptional gloves in colder climates, and I couldn't agree more. I don't mind if my shoulders or legs are cold, but once my fingertips get cold, they ache and throb.

One curious and intelligent part of the list is a "Neck strap that doesn’t scream Canon or Nikon.". Sounds like a smart way to deter potential thieves.

Overall I think this is a great packing list and deserves a lot of praise for both keeping weight and "stuff" to a minimum but by also packing smartly for the cold weather.

Johnathan let me know he didn't end up liking the bag too much as it didn't have enough room for a tripod and the straps kept smacking him in the face.


Carry On: Photo Sport BP 200 AW II

Price: $150.00
Manufacterer: Photo Sport BP 200 AW II
Amazon
Capacity 3 Laptop Compartment No
Weight 1.2
Dimensions 25 x 20 x 52
picture of Photo Sport BP 200 AW II

Source: https://fstoppers.com/originals/how-fit-your-gear-and-clothes-one-bag-travel-indefinitely-226731

Packing List

3-5 days of clothes

Clothing
  • 3 Merino Wool Socks
  • 3 Merino Wool Shirts
  • Merino Wool Leggings
  • Jeans with > 20% Polyester
  • 3 Underwear
  • Lightweight Down Jacket
  • Compact Rain Jacket
  • Waterproof Hiking Shoes
  • Fantastic Gloves (Vallerret)
Camera Gear
  • One camera body
  • One lens
  • Ultralight tripod and ballhead
  • 6stop ND filter (brass B+W)
  • CPL filter (brass B+W)
  • Plenty of SD / CF cards for backup
  • One etra battery
  • Neck strap that doesn’t scream Canon or Nikon.