Ian Plant

Packing Your Camera Bag for an Extended Wildlife Trip

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What would it be like to pack your camera gear for an extended, photography excursion away from home? In this free video, professional outdoor photographer, Ian Plant, will take you through his own preparations as he plans for a month in Africa.

Ian’s assignments include wildlife and landscape work. He packs light but smart. In his camera bag, he carries two telephoto lenses, an ultra wide-angle zoom lens, a mid-range zoom lens, a handheld flash with extender, and two DSLR camera bodies including the full frame. Ian also includes his lightweight tripod with ball head.

Join world traveler, Ian Plant, as he gives you tips on how to pack your photo gear for a long trip.

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7 Responses to “Packing Your Camera Bag for an Extended Wildlife Trip”

  1. Christine Carlos

    Because of weight and size limits-rather than packing all that gear would you be able to recommend an appropriate bridge camera with fast enough shutter speed and zoom to photograph birds at distance?


    Hi I too attempt to pack a lot of gear into my carry-on luggage but recently I’ve been stopped at the gate because its overweight. The result is that they put my gear in the hold as checked baggage How do you get past the 7kg (15lb) limit with all of that gear?

  3. Bill

    What tripod did you show in this video? It seemed relatively small. I'm 6'2" and would like something tall enough without having to raise the center column, yet compact enough for travel and hiking. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

  4. Robert Dockrell

    How do you get around the cabin luggage bag size and more so the weight restrictions? Some airlines only allow 7kg's

  5. Robin

    What filters do you use for landscape other than a polarizer?

  6. Juanjo

    Hello Ian, that such mark II goes the canon 7d, with the topic of area and brightness. And another question you have proved the Tamron 15-30 mm f2.8 I gave VC USD? A greeting and to say to you that I am charmed with as photographies.

  7. Patricia

    I have been looking for the perfect bag and the Gura Gear bag Ian is showing looks like it just might be the right one for me. What model is the bag?

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