The Ultimate Packing Checklist for the Traveling Photographer

May 16, 2023

As a company full of photographers that love to travel, having the right gear (and the right bag) is essential to capturing rad photos that truly capture the soul of your adventures. The perfect gear for a traveling photographer should be lightweight, durable, and versatile enough to handle a wide range of shooting situations. Here's a rundown of the must-have gear that every traveling photographer should pack in their WANDRD bag.


A good camera bag is essential for protecting your gear while traveling. If you want an easy bag to take on the go, check out our 6L and 9L ROGUE SLINGS. They’re lightweight, water-resistant, and give enough room to store a camera body and lens while on the go. A backpack-style camera bag is also ideal for traveling as it's easy to carry around, and you can access your gear quickly. Some great options include the ALL-NEW PRVKE, PRVKE LITE, and the DUO DAYPACK


Camera Body

The camera body is the heart of your photography gear. A good camera should have high-resolution image sensors, fast autofocus, and a wide ISO range. Look for a camera that is compact and lightweight for easy transportation. Some great options include the Sony Alpha A7IV, Fujifilm X-T3, and Canon EOS R.



Lenses are a crucial part of any photographer's kit. For traveling photographers, it's essential to have a versatile range of lenses to capture various shots. A wide-angle lens is perfect for landscape and cityscape photography, while a telephoto lens is ideal for wildlife and portrait photography. Consider investing in a zoom lens, which can provide you with more versatility without the need for multiple lenses. Some great options include the Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM, and Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR.



A good tripod is a must-have! It's essential for shooting in low-light situations, capturing long exposure shots, and taking group photos. Look for a tripod that is lightweight, compact, and sturdy enough to support your camera and lenses.



Memory Cards

Ensure you have enough memory cards to store all your images and consider investing in high-speed cards to handle the large file sizes of high-resolution images.

Batteries and Charger

Having extra batteries and a charger is essential while traveling, especially if you plan on shooting for extended periods. Ensure you have enough batteries to last throughout the day, and consider investing in a portable charger for when you're on the go. 

Cleaning Kit

Keeping your gear clean is essential to ensure it remains in good condition. Invest in a cleaning kit that includes a microfiber cloth, blower, lens cleaning solution, and lens cleaning tissues.



When it comes to travel photography, having the right gear can make all the difference in capturing stunning images. While the equipment you bring will largely depend on your personal preferences and shooting style, there are a few key items that every travel photographer should consider bringing along. A sturdy camera bag, a versatile lens, a tripod, extra batteries, and memory cards are all essential pieces of equipment to pack on your next adventure. With these items in tow, you can focus on what you do best - capturing the beauty and wonder of the world around you. So whether you're planning a weekend getaway or a multi-month journey, don't forget to pack your camera gear and get ready to capture some rad memories.