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Carretera Austral: Cerro Castillo to Villa O'Higgins

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Blue, Jessica, Kobus and Jared

Technology gives us the ability to work remotely. Curiosity, wonder and boredom drive us to the far reaches of the world. Put the two together and you have Life Remotely.

We've spent the past fifteen years traveling and working around the world. In October of 2011 we left our home in Seattle and headed south. Our goal: drive to Patagonia and spend the night in Antarctica. From there, who knows.

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Packing List: Photography Equipment

Written by Jessica on March 20, 2011

Bird perched on my camera in NamibiaThis list is split into 3 sections: Camera gear I don’t leave home without, gear I take sometimes, and gear I’ve packed in the past but have since decided to live without. I list brands for your reference, but quality equivalents in other brands work just as well.

Download and Excel file of this list here: Photography Equipment List

Qty General Description My Specific Model Notes
BASIC GEAR
1 Camera Body Canon 40D If I was buying new, I'd get the upgraded 7D or if I had extra cash the 5D Mark III
1 All purpose lens Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8  
1 Wide angle lens Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5
1 Telephoto Lens Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS (Image Stabilizer)
1 UV Filter Hoya 77mm UV Filter  
1 UV Filter B+W 77mm UV Filter  
1 UV Filter Canon 77mm UV Filter  
1 Polarizing Filter B+W 77mm Kaeseman Circular Polarizer
1 ND Graduated Filters Cokin Graduated ND Filter Kit I pack without the holder ring. It really isn't necessary
4 Flash Cards (4 Gig) All different types I upgrade regularly
1 Flash Card Case Gepe watertight case  
3 Batteries Canon brand  
1 Battery Charger Came with camera  
1 Intervalometer Generic Brand I bought the cheap model because I wasn't sure how much I'd use it. It has worked just fine.
1 Cable to connect to computer I take the shortest one I have around
1 Lens Tissue Generic brand  
1 Lens Cloth Generic brand I usually buy a new one every few months
2 Plastic bags   Just in case it rains
2 Lens Soft Cases 1 Tamrac, one that came with 100-400mm lens Extra protection for lenses for when I carry them outside of the camera bag
  Insurance   Specific business insurance that covers this gear for literally everything, worldwide. It costs about $200 a year. And it's worth every freakin penny.
  Camera bag Old Tamrac brand. Now called the Model 750 Photographers Daypack I have a much older version of the bag. It's literally disintegrating. I should probably upgrade.
OPTIONAL STUFF
1 Hard Drive backup Digital Foci 125 GB They now make a 500 GB version. I highly recommend these, especially for backpackers without laptops. They run on batteries and don't require any ectra cords to connect to your camera.
1 Single camera bag Generic brand - fits camera and small lens A good extra if I know I'll be going out at night and don't want to take an entire camera bag with
STUFF I HAVE TAKEN BEFORE, BUT NOW I DON'T
  Full size tripod   It just takes up too much space. Rarely have I found a situation that I couldn't take the photo I wanted by using another stationary object.
  Mini tripod   Can't support the weight of the lenses
  Extra camera body   After having a camera repaired in South Africa at a certified Canon repair shop, in less than 12 hours, for a huge overhaul and cleaning, I stopped worrying about needing an extra body.
  Video Camera & Accessories I just never used it.
  Flash   Again, I use it so rarely I can justify the inconvenience

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