Over the past month I have been fortunate to travel back home to Michigan and Atlanta to capture weddings. That being said I wanted to give some insight on the travel aspect and what it means to travel light.
First, don't over pack. In both instances I was able to travel for an entire weekend with (1) TENBA LARGE MESSENGER BAG. That includes all of my camera gear that I felt I needed (and there were definitely things I left at home) plus attire.
Second, wear clothing that is versatile to your travels. You can cut down on a lot of bag space by simply wearing clothes that are versatile to different events. One pair of jeans, two shirts, two pairs of underwear, one pair of socks, sandals and a dress shirt is plenty for an entire weekend. It's not that difficult, it's more a fear of forgetting something that causes people to extremely over pack.
Lastly, for photographers out there......the gear used for these two trips (and a couple of quick shots): I'll have dedicated posts for each of these weddings soon, but I've attached a couple of highlight photos....
- 1 Fuji X-T1
- 1 Fuji X-E1
- 1 Olympus OMD EM1
- Olympus 12-40mm F2.8
- Olympus 45mm F1.8
- Fuji 18mm F2
- Fuji 23mm F1.4
- Fuji 35mm F1.4
- Voigtlander 58mm F1.4 Nikon II
- 2 X Yongnuo 560 II Flashes
- 4 Wireless Flash Triggers (Comtrig)
- Memory Cards
This kit covered every focal range I needed and fit in one not so large messenger bag, along with enough clothes to cover me for two days. The next time you feel like you can't fit a weekends worth of clothes in a bag that fits under the seat of an airplane, remember you read this article!