If you’re an avid traveler and photographer, you know the importance of having the right tools to capture the memorable moments on your journeys. In this article, we’ll explore the 21 essential travel photography accessories and gear that will not only make your photography during travel easier but also adds a touch of fun to the process.
Because let’s face it, you don’t want to find yourself on a trail with a tripod that you realized was too heavy to carry or noticing your camera battery wasn’t loaded properly and now you’re missing out capturing those unique experiences.
If you need a well build case for your microSD or full SD cards, this JJC Case is a great option. It has a nice hold on the cards inside as well as it seems to hug each one with just enough to hold them in. The ability to have mini cards and a regular ones in the same hole to maximize the space is great.
The cards are easy enough to remove and insert, even if you are in a hurry. The snap on closing lock along with the rubber seal around the edges seem to help with the water resistance part.
Durability, water resistance, holds 12 SD cards AND 24 mini SD cards, price, all make this a winner.
- Can store SD/SDXC/SDHC Card x 12,Micro SD/SDHC/SDHC x 24
- High-quality ABS material, strong and durable. The memory card storage box sealing ring is made of advanced silicone
Size: 4.92 x 2.97 x 0.69 inches
Weight: 2.39 ounces
When you’re on the go, making your travels easy is most likely your top priority. Then this easy to use Benfei external memory card reader for laptops and smart phones will do exactly that. Very fast reading with options of cord connection vs a direct plug-in unit that is supported by the USB port. Provides both USB A- and C-connectors.
Note: All documents from the main Micro SD card/SD Card that you are trying to copy towards the new Micro SD card/SD Card MUST have the same information format. This can vary from one electronic to another. You can plug it right into your phone, the images on the sd card pop right up – it’s convenient for a great price.
- This reader provides high data speed access to 4 different card types, SD(Secure Digital), Micro SD(TF), MS(Memory Stick), and CF(Compact Flash). And with a 2in1 USB-C/USB 3.0 design, the BENFEI card reader could work with a computer or laptop with USB 3.0/2.0 slot or the latest USB Type-C(Thunderbolt 3) slot.
MacBook Pro 2019/2018/2017/2016, MacBook 2017/2016/2015, iPad Pro 2018, Surface Book 2, Samsung Galaxy S10/S9/S8/Note 8/Note 9, HTC U11/U12, Pixelbook, Dell XPS 15 / XPS 13, Galaxy Book, and many other USB-C Devices. NOTE: SDXC cards (capacity at 64GB or larger) use a special file format “exFAT”, which is not supported in Windows XP, Windows Vista before SP1, and Mac OS X before 10.6.6).
-USB 3.0/ USB Type-C Multi-Card Reader, also supports USB 2.0
-Fast data transferring speeds: Super-Speed (5Gbps), High-Speed (480Mbps), Full-Speed (12Mbps)
-Supports most standard memory cards including CF, SD, SDHC, SCXC, MMC, *MMC Micro, *RS MMC, *Mini SD, Micro SD, MS Duo, MS Pro, MS Pro Duo, MS Pro HG Duo
Cable length: 50cm
Slot Type: SD/Micro SD/MS/CF
Type of USB: USB 3.0 and USB Type-C
You really want your camera and/or lenses to be super clean, especially on your trip. A speck of dust inside the camera body or the lenses will be an unwanted surprise. Even if you’re very careful when changing lenses to minimize any chance of dust accumulation, still, there are times you’ll find a tiny fabric piece or some other speck of dust on the mirror or back of lens. Cleaning your lenses with this Altura set using microfiber and cotton cloths will keep your equipment clean.
- Altura Photo Lens Cleaner 2 oz. Bottle
- Altura Photo Lens Cleaning Pen
- Altura Photo Lens Brush
- Altura Photo Air Blower Cleaner
- Altura Photo 50 Sheets Lens Cleaning Tissue Paper
- 3 Pack Extra-large Oversize and Original Premium MagicFiber Microfibers
These Lens Cleaners are Alcohol-FREE, Ammonia FREE, and Odor FREE.
This Anker Power Bank is very solid and charges devices steadily; it can charge your phone and the tablet at the same time, and the unit recharges quickly. It has a long lasting battery pack that can deliver over 12 hours of constant power and charge multiple devices at a time. It’s the perfect size for any bag and the weight is minimal. Definitely worth every penny.
- Twin USB ports allow you to charge two devices at the same time. The USB-C port cannot charge other devices.
- You will get Anker 325 Power Bank (PowerCore 20K), a Micro USB cable (to charge the power bank, USB-C cable, Lightning cable, and wall charger not included)
- Input: 5V/2A via the micro USB port or USB C port; Output: 5V/2.4A via one USB A port
Output ports: 2xUSB-C
Recharging time: 12 hrs
Size: 6.2 x 2.9 x 0.8 in
This WD Hard Drive is small and lightweight.. A compact and reliable external hard drive with 1-5TB capacity. For this you won’t be needing an external power source.
This little pocket sized drive can be plugged into 3.0, 2.0 or directly into your phone. It comes formatted NTFS, which is great. As always, with external drives used to do backups on Mac computers, you must reformat the disk before doing the backup and this WD is no different. Reformatting is a very easy task as always, and it takes no more than a few minutes to get the external drive ready for your Mac. Great hard drivefor the price.
- Transfer data at maximum speed with USB 3.0; USB 2.0 compatible
- Plug-and-play ready
- The small, lightweight design offers up to 5TB* capacity
Capacity: 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, 5TB
Interface: SuperSpeed USB 3.0/2.0
Compatibility: Windows; Mac w/Reformat
This FYY Travel Case is amazing for storing various loose cable connectors, chargers and other small things. It is fantastic for keeping these items in one convenient, organized place when you travel and even when you don’t. The case is light weight and the fabric is thick and durable. The zippers of the case are high quality.
This case has lots of compartments of various sizes. This gives a lot of flexibility to how you can use it for all your electronic accessories.
Size: 7.5″ x 4.3″ x 2.2″.
Material: Quality durable waterproof oxford and soft sponge inside the case
The USB AC Car Charger is truly small and convenient. No overheating adaptors, phones or laptops, and is helpful in having the additional USB ports. It fits perfectly in a small holder near the gearshift.
The fan isn’t loud at all, which is nice if you’re driving and charging at the same time.
If you’re a creative, you’ll find yourself needing to charge laptops and other electronic devices while working outside of the office, especially when travelling. Just make sure your car is running when using this charger.
This charger provides 150 watts continuous DC to AC power and 300 watts of peak power. 110V AC outlets for charging larger devices such as laptops and tablets, 2 USB charging ports for powering USB compatible devices. The safe charging technology can prevent the machine from overheating, reverse connection, under voltage, over voltage, overload and short circuit.
Ultra-compact and lightweight: 3.4 x 2.5 x 1.5 inches (8 oz+)
If you’re looking for a camera bag that is secure enough for you to wear it while outdoors with your kids or hiking and is also roomy enough to hold a few other essentials along with your camera – this Cwatkun Waist Camera Case fits the bill.
This waist case is comfortable and feels secure. tHowever there are no extra pockets for memory cards or clips for attaching keys, but you can easily slip a carrying case designed for those in the front pocket. The case is well padded and fairly thick in material.
- Two dividers — you can attach one of them in the center of the bag horizontally for the lens to rest on and to give you some storage space underneath
- Reinforcement sewing technology, up to weight-bearing of 50 kg (110.2 lbs).
- Material is scratch-proof, dustproof, water splashproof and easy to clean.
Size: 4 x 4.92 x 7.09 inches
Weight: 1.37 pounds
This generous quantity at an affordable price makes organizing your cables a breeze. The price of these cable straps is great and you’ll be organized in no time.
These hook and loop straps will help you keep your cords more organized and you’ll spend way less time untangling them, especially when travelling and everything may seem to be a bit of a mess.
The grip on these is extremely good and they keep your stuff together and that is all they have to do.
Quantity: 120PCS cable straps
Durable: Cable ties reusable made from high quality microfiber cloth
Length: 6 inches
If you decide to buy just one thing for your travels, it should be this Joby tripod. It’s a great product, even at full price. This tripod is very versatile where regular tripods won’t do.
It’s sturdy, but still light weight and can contour to your surroundings. The adjusting properties are great; it’s flexible and the legs are thick which makes it feel even more solid. The tripod has a hot shoe mount for a mic or external light if you need to use one.
- 360 degrees panning bed and 90 degrees tilt and bubble level for optimal position control
- Material: ABS plastic, aluminium and stainless steel
- Allows for mounting up to 3 kg / 6.6 pounds
Item weight: 13.8 ounces / 390g
Weight limit: 6.6 pounds / 3kg
Maximum height: 11.8 inches / 30cm
Minimum height: 5.9 inches / 15cm
These Altura neoprene pouch set is easily on of the best pouches you can get – many of them highly rated. They are especially great to add one more level of protection to your gear when hiking.
You can store everything from lenses to ball heads to rails to panning and leveling bases, clamps etc. If you get these, you can use them in your day pack and you won’t be needing a camera bag. The interior is a super soft material that won’t cause any scratching or damage.
4 Pack: Altura Photo Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large neoprene lens bag
Material: Thick water-resistant neoprene protects against moisture, sand, dust, and accidental bumps or scratches
Item weight: 8.8 ounces / 246g
Size: 2.4 x 7.3 x 7.8 inches / 6cm x 18,5cm x 19,8cm
If you’re looking for a sturdy backpack, you’re looking for this Mosiso backpack. This backpack has great zippers and the outside is good quality for any type of travel. There are pockets both on the back and the side of the backpack for a small tripod/monopod to fit.
You’ll find it has room for storage – you can even take it on a plane as your carryon luggage.
The spacious interior and the adjustable compartments make it easy to carry everything you need for your travels.
Size: 17.32 x 11.8 x 7.5 inch – 2 compartments included / 44cm x 30cm x 19cm
Item weight: 0.64 ounces
Warranty: 1 year
If you want to protect your camera in more extreme weather conditions, this Altura cover is easy to carry all while protecting your gear from the rain.
The clear plastic back allows good viewing of the camera controls and the LCD when using live view, avoid getting creases on the cover by making sure it does not fold or bend when putting it away, keeping it flat.
This is a great addition to your camera bag if you find yourself in poor or bad conditions, or if you want to be able to get out there in all weather conditions.
Material: High quality waterproof nylon with an ultra-clear viewing window
Compatibility: Canon EOS Rebel T6s + EF-S 18-135mm STM; 80D + EF 50mm F/1.8 STM
-7D MK II + EF 70-300mm; 5D MK III + EF 24-105mm L; 5D + 70-200 F/2.8
– Nikon D800
Item weight: 8 ounces / 227g
No more overpaying for polarizers, if you are someone who can’t spend a fortune on camera gear – this is the perfect polarizer for you. This Tiffen polarizer makes a fellow photographer’s photos look super crisp, and there is no glare bothering the person that is viewing these photos.
This polarized filter is great for blocking reflected light from glass and bodies of water (lakes, ponds, streams, puddles). It can also help to darken the sky in pictures, while not affecting other parts of the picture too much. It does not darken the entire scene, just aspects of it by blocking reflected light.
You can control how well it does this by rotating the filter, which you need to do because if you block out too much light, a small puddle can look like a piece of glass on the land, and lose the effect.
- The effect can be seen through the viewfinder and changed by rotating the filter
- Filter factor varies between 2.3 and 2.8, according to how the filter is rotated and its orientation to the sun
- Best results with SLR cameras
- Designed for lenses specifying a 58 millimeter filter thread size
- Rotating mount
Size: 3.5 x 2.91 x 0.59 inches
Reflectors are essential to getting great photos, even if photography is only a hobby for you and not a profession. Buying this is completely worth it, and you won’t regret taking it on trips with you.
These Neewer light reflectors are about 3x the size of the bag they come in, but they can easily bend and be stuffed back into the small bag they come in. The carrying bag is small and compact and can be taken on the go.
Inside the carrying bag, you will find a reflector that on one side is white and on the other side is black. Then there is a reversible sleeve that has silver on one side and gold on the other. The stock photo makes it seem like you will get five separate reflectors. What you get is one reflector and then a silver/gold sleeve you can put on it if you want to change colors.
These light reflectors have sturdy handles on the side. There is a hole in each handle that allows you to mount the reflector to a light stand. You can use it handheld or with a stand. However, this purchase does not come with a stand- only the reflectors.
This 5 in 1 reflector kit offers you a round diffuser panel that features four reflective surfaces: white, black, gold, and silver.
Made of sturdy steel, the frame can be bent and twisted repeatedly without deformation, and the smooth reflective fabric evenly bounces lighting.
Size: 22 inches / 56cm
Item weight: 13 ounces / 370g
When most of your photography is happening outdoors, you will need to invest in a good camera leash. With this Peak Design one you can easily swing the camera to a comfortable position on the back of your hip and be able to use your camera without taking the strap off.
This strap is comfortable for even longer photoshoots and surprising environments. Length adjustments are easy and do stay put. Quality construction and good durability; both the craftsmanship and materials are of high standard. What’s more, it is value for money.
Light, quick-release camera strap that carries over 200 lbs (90kg) of gear.
Compatibility: Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fuji and other systems.
Hypalon quick-adjusters range: 33 to 57 inches / 83-144 cm
Size: 7.3 x 2.6 x 1.7 inches / 18,5cm x 6,6cm x 4,3cm
Item Weight: 3.00 ounces / 85g
When travelling you will need to have your batteries fully charged most of the times, so you’ll be able to be ready to take your gear with you. Whether you’ve lost your original charger or are looking for a second one, this LP Portable Battery will do the trick.
This charger is inexpensive and charges your batteries in no time. You can’t tell a difference in the time it takes to complete a full charge with this charger vs. a pricier one.
LP LP-E10 LCD battery charger meets or exceeds the OEM Canon LP-E10 battery charger (LC-E10/ LC-E10C/ LC-E10E battery charger), compatible with Canon EOS Rebel T3, T5, T6, T7, Hi, Kiss X50, X70, X80, X90, 1100D, 1200D, 1300D, 1500D, 3000D DSLR cameras &more. (NOT for T3i, T5i, T6i, T6s, T7i)
Charging: Micro-USB battery charger can charge battery with Micro-USB cable connecting to power bank, laptops, sockets, etc. (Micro-USB cable included, USB adapter sold separately)
Item weight: 1.76 ounces
Input voltage: 5 Volts
This Neewer flash is simple and straightforward. The flash has plenty of power and the recovery time (with high quality rechargeable batteries, as mentioned before) is good. Its’ head rotates up/down and sideways and it has a built-in option diffuser.
The flash is well-built yet lightweight to carry when moving and photographing. Indeed this could even be the best deal in camera equipment you can find with this pricepoint. Great for photographers just getting started into photography on a budget or pros.
Vertical Rotation Angle: 0~90 degrees
Horizontal Rotation Angle: 0~270 degrees
Note: Don’t support TTL
Compatibility: Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Olympus, Pentax, Fijifilm and Sony with Mi Hot Shoe cameras; like a9 a7 a7II a7III a7R III a7RII a7SII a6000 a6300 a6500 (NOT compatible with Canon EOS Rebel SL3/250D，Rebel T7/1500D 2000D，Rebel T100/3000D 4000D）
Color Temperature: 5600K
Power: 4 x AAsize batteries
Item size: 4 x 8.7 x 3.15 inches / 10cm x 22cm x 8cm
This Hydra Mount is an affordable way to improve the quality of your videos, all while being able to shoot BTS material at the same time.
The stabilizer build quality feels very solid, the foam handles feel very comfortable. The material is light, but sturdy, and allows for a multitudes of different mounting styles, accessories, and lights. The ergonomics of this item will improve your camera angles. This simple design makes it easy to use – along with the great price makes this unit a real winner.
Compatible: iPhone XS iPhone XS Max iPhone XR 8 plus iPhone x Samsung
Weight: 0.93 lbs/ 424g
Size: 11.02 x 9.45 x 3.94 inches
1 x Hydra Stabilizer
1 x GoPro Quick Release Buckle Plate
1 x Cell Phone Clamp Mount
This Oviliee Mini Drone is exactly that; very small, compact. The body is a little over an inch wide and just over 3 inches long. Including the guards, the overall dimensions of the drone are just over 7 inches wide a little more than 5 inches long.
Instructions are pretty decent, especially compared to so many other instructions these days. This tiny thing is really fun to fly, definitely recommended to anyone who is wanting to try out drone piloting. The battery lasts quite a while and there are also features such as voice commands that you can use.
Note: It is very sensitive to wind, recommended to use in a steady weather
Gravity control, altitude hold, speed control and 360° flips makes it easy to beginners.
Media type: SD
- Package Weight: 544g/19oz
- Package Dimension: 8.8*7*2.5inches / 225*180*64mm
- Flight Time: 10 minutes /per battery
- Charging Time: 90 minutes
- Transmission Distance: 98ft / 30m
- Remote Control Distance: 164ft / 50m
- Photo/Video Resolution: HD1920 x 1080P
Not only is this Tulip Lens Hood real value for money, but also very practical when shooting anything outdoors. It blocks out just the right amount of light to take amazing photos. Just one more thing to add to make your travel photography nice and smooth.
This lens hood can help prevent flares-those circles of light that can accompany images where a strong light source is just outside the frame. On top of it all, it’s easy to use; screw mount lens hood screws right onto your lens or filter.
Compatible: with all 58mm lenses
Compatibilities: Canon Rebel T8i T7 T7i T6i T6 T6s T5i T5 T4i T3i SL3 SL2 SL1, Canon EOS 90D 80D 77D 70D 1100D 700D 650D 600D 550D
Also Compatible: with Nikon AF-S 50mm f/1.8G, 50mm f/1.4G, 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G and New AF-P 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED.
Item weight: 0.8 ounces / 22,6g
Note: It will produce vignetting in focal lengths of 25mm or less