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As I’ve posted before, gear selection and packing for a landscape photography trip is a cumbersome task. Each time I set out for a few days or a few weeks I begin by putting together a shoot list and hiking schedule. I also check the weather forecast for the area of Texas I’ll be traveling though and pray for any cold fronts approaching from the north or west. The last thing I want is a cloudless sky.
Pulling together a shoot list is a common enough task for most commercial photographers but I find few landscape or nature shooters that follow this discipline. I like to maximize my time in the field but I can’t carry fifty pounds of cameras and lenses on each hike so a shoot list is essential.
So here is a list of what I pack for a typical landscape outing.
Canon 5D Mark III with EF 17-40mm f/4L USM zoom attached.
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L zoom with lens hood.
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt & Shift Lens.
Gitzo Traveller Tripod & RRS Ballhead.
Singh-Ray CP, Vari-ND & ND Grad filters.
Black Rapid R-Strap & Clips.
Bubble level, CF cards, lens cloths.
Garmin GPS on one strap.
Motorola MR350 Two Way Radio on the other strap.
Emergency Thermal Mylar Blanket.
Hiker’s First Aid Kit.
LED Flashlight & Hunting Knife.
Emergency Bail-Out Rope.
Water, typically three 24oz bottles.
Trail Snacks (for energy).
This much gear weighs in a little under 20 lbs and fits comfortably in my pack. The nice thing is, the weight decreases during the hike as I consume my water supply and trail snacks. I caution folks about carrying too much weight in their packs. I’ve done these hikes and climbs several times in the past few years and every extra ounce of weight you carry takes that much more energy. When you’re out shooting in nature, the last thing you need to be thinking about is how sore your lower back is from lugging around all that gear.
In fact, during my spring workshop (Texas Landscape Safari) I may carry only one lens (24-105mm) on my 5D3 and a few filters in my pockets. I load my pack up with as much water as I can carry along with some apples for energy. One thing I tell all my attendees; if it’s a choice between a lens or a bottle of water, always take the water. The Texas sun can be a relentless companion and folks that don’t respect its strength soon find themselves dehydrated and exhausted. Not a great combination for a budding landscape photographer during a workshop.
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