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Travel Blogging Gear! My camera & Tech List 2020

Travel Blogging Gear! My camera & Tech List 2020

Over the past year or so I’ve spent a lot of time focusing on building my blog and Instagram brand. In doing so I’ve used plenty of different software, apps, cameras, and accessories. Some with success and others not so much. In this post, I’ll be going over what I’ve found the be the best travel blogging gear for me. I’ll also share my Camera and tech list for 2020 and beyond.

My Complete travel blogging gear list 2020 – (Plus Links)!

Whether you have 200,000 page views a month or you’re just starting out, being a travel blogger requires you to take pride in the content you create and the photos you take. It’s important to have professional gear that’s portable and easy to carry around!

All the products I discuss in this article are ones I use and love. Of course, there are plenty of other options on the market to suit different budgets and tastes but these are the ones I’ve found most suitable to an entry-level blogger like myself.

If you have any questions at all please leave me a comment at the end of this post and I’ll get back to you. And remember that all you truly need to start a blog is a laptop and a phone that takes half-decent photos!

So if you’re wrapping up warm and heading to Iceland or caking on the sun lotion and heading to the Dominican Republic, here’s my list of gear you should consider taking with you:


DJI Mavic Mini – ‘The Everyday FlyCam’

One of the latest additions to my gear is the new DJI Mavic Mini. This thing is amazing. All the usual bells and whistles you’d expect from DJI packed into a super small, portable and easy to use a drone (that falls outside the regulations which require you to hold a drone license).

I’ve only been using it for a few weeks so I would love to do a more in-depth review when I’ve had more use out of it… keep your eyes peeled.


GoPro Hero-9

If you take any camera on your adventures at all this should be the one. This has got me some of my favorite photos, most of which are ones in water or doing some kind of activity so a normal camera would’ve struggled.

A great option if you’re wanting an all-rounder for photo and video!

 


Sony A5100 – Mirrorless Camera

Going on an adventure or visiting a bucket list destination means you’ll want to capture everything you see and do. Using a smartphone won’t do you justice. That’s where the Sony Alpha series comes in. These small but powerful devices take AMAZING photographs.

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I’ve had my A5100 (mid-range) for about 2 years now and I can honestly say I love it. It’s a mirrorless DSLR which means you can change the lenses, take beautiful photos all without having to carry around a clunky piece of kit!

Sony SEL55210 E Mount Lens, 55-210mm, F4.5-6.3

Speaking of Sony Lenses… this lens is a perfect addition to any Sony E-mount camera. This telephoto-zoom lens is great for the outdoors. Whether you’re getting up close and personal with wildlife or shooting landmarks in the distance. This affordable add-on won’t let you down!

MacBook Air

I love my Mac. It’s super small and portable which makes it perfect for editing and writing on the go. The battery lasts forever and it’s super durable too. If you want something a little more powerful you could opt for the MacBook Pro but honestly, I think the Air more than cuts the mustard. Retina displays are an added bonus for editing photos!

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WD Passport for Mac – External Hard-drive

The only downside to my MacBook is the lack of memory. That’s where this little gem comes in. I have two of these. One for all my personal files and another for all my photos and videos. It means I can keep all my data backed up and safe as well as freeing up space on my MacBook for projects. They’re also small and compact so super easy to throw in a bag or your pocket when on the go!

iPhone 11 (128GB)

Takes great photos when I don’t have my camera nearby and I often use it to get different perspectives or BTS shots of my photography. I usually go for phones with larger memory so you have plenty of space for all your apps and photos. The larger screen makes it easy to edit my photos in Lightroom Mobile! (Check out my FREE preset here)!


Accessories

Using all this gear also means that I have acquired a large collection of accessories to compliment it. All these items are great little additions to the above but not essential (but will probably make your life easier)!

Sandmarc Pole 42-103cm for GoPro – The best selfie stick for GoPro on the market in my opinion. It’s waterproof, durable and its been all over the world with me! Collapses small enough to fit in most backpacks. If this ones too big for you theres a mini version!

GoPro Dome – an amazing piece of kit for taking underwater photos! People are always asking how I took them with my GoPro. (Make sure you check that it works with your GoPro)!

GoPro Handler / Floating mount – Perfect for use in water. If you ever drop your GoPro it will simply float to the surface! (Can’t begin to tell you how many times this has saved me)!

Sandisk Memory Cards for camera – Memory, memory, memory! You’ll always need plenty of this if you’ve got multiple cameras! For GoPro.

Neewer Portable Camera Tripod – The perfect adventure tripod. Folds away small enough to fit in a case or bag but it’s big enough to give you the flexibility you need when shooting.


So there it is. The complete list of travel blogging gear that I’m currently using. I’ll try to keep this updated as much as I can by adding any additional tech or gear that I feel you may find useful.

If you have any questions about any of the gear in this article or anything else please leave a comment below and I’ll get back to you!

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2 Comments

  1. January 25, 2020 / 6:35 pm

    Awesome post! Keep up the great work! 🙂

    • DANNY GRAINGER
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      February 10, 2020 / 8:41 pm

      Thanks very much! Really glad you enjoyed the article! 🙂

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