Author: Christina Heinle
We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 things to bring on a photo workshop, outside of your camera, of course!
- The best lens for the workshop. If you’re on a wildlife or birding workshop, a zoom lens (300+) will give you the best results. For a landscape workshop, a wide angle lens will allow you to capture the sweeping landscapes. You can always rent lenses for workshops. Just get it a couple days prior to give yourself a chance to play with the lens.
- A tall, sturdy tripod.
- Spare camera battery and battery charger
- Flashlight or headlamp- used for early morning or late evening walks from/to the car, looking for stuff in your bag and for light painting at night.
- Snacks – while on an Arizona Highways Photo Workshop there will be snacks available but maybe they don’t have your favorite chocolate bar.
- Wired or wireless shutter release or know how to use the timer on the camera.
- Cleaning cloths to wipe off dust and clean your lens. It can get dirty out in the field.
- Lens caps and the cap for the camera. You may want to separate the camera from the lens and you’ll want to keep the sensor clean.
- Filters: Depending on the type of workshop you’re on, filters can enhance your photograph. Bring your ND filter, graduated filter and/or polarizer.
- If you’re expecting rain, bring rain gear for yourself and your camera and pack an extra pair of socks in case your feet get wet.