I am a funny kind of person to travel with. I plan my packing a week in advance, but always tend to shove all sorts of unnecessary things in last minute. Every time I travel, I have to remind myself that I don't need 8 pairs of shoes, and I don't need a dress for meeting the Queen. I always pack like I can't be too careful, and yet forget the things I really need. Anyone else?
As I put together my travel list, and try to make it more organized, I realized I needed to consider what camera(s) to bring, and what kind of film. And here comes the packing anxiety! As a photographer, I want to bring all my gear. What if there's a perfect opportunity to use *this* camera? Or what if the situation calls for *this* one? Yeah, I'm hopeless.
But, I do have to narrow down. And I do have to decide what I should leave behind. This is my list; if I stick to it, I will have an easy time vacationing, and capturing the moments I'm preparing for.
- 35mm Olympus OM-G, drugstore & experiment rolls
- Mamiya 645 Pro TL, three rolls of Fuji 400h
- iPhone, Filmborn
- Canon 5D Mark III, 16G Memory card, Mastin Labs
Okay now, be honest, excessive? Yes, this is me, cutting it back! In the end, no matter how hard I try, I am going to be that chaotic packer. But, in the end, the photos I will bring back will be worth its weight in gold.