What photography equipment to take on a trek

What photography equipment to take on a trek

Category Photography Tips Gear Related Tips

By Swathi Chatrapathy


I’ve received many requests for a video on what kind of photography equipment to take on a trek. The key to choosing the right gear for a trek is to plan your photography out in advance. Deciding whether you want to shoot landscape shots, portraits or wildlife will help you decide what kind of gear to take. That will in turn help you minimise the weight you carry!

Watch the video to understand what kind of gear to take.

Accessories you can take: If you’re a serious photographer and plan to take filters for your lenses, I would recommend neutral density (ND) filters because they are colourless filters. They reduce the amount of light passing through your lens, making it possible to shoot still-shots and videos at wider lens openings. They do that without affecting the shutter speed or colour-rendition of the image.

Here are some tips that you can use for portrait photography on a trek.

Stay posted: Next week I’ll tell you how exactly to pack your camera kit while going on a trek.

Swathi Chatrapathy

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About the author

Swathi Chatrapathy heads the digital content team at Indiahikes. She is also the face behind India's popular trekking video channel, Trek With Swathi. Unknown to many, Swathi also writes a weekly column at Indiahikes which has more than 100,000 followers.

A TEDx speaker and a frequent guest at other events, Swathi is a much sought after resource for her expertise in digital content.

Before joining Indiahikes, Swathi worked as a reporter and sub-editor at a daily newspaper. She holds a Masters's in Digital Journalism and continues to contribute to publications. Trekking, to her, is a sport that liberates the mind more than anything else. Through trekking, Swathi hopes to bring about a profound impact on a person's mind, body and spirit.