26 Dec Travel Photography

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I’m a hobbyist photographer and combine photography with my family vacations. I am fortunate enough to be able to visit some amazing locations.

El Capitan – Yosemite National Park

Combining a passion for Photography with the needs of family inevitably result in some compromises. I am lucky that my wife enjoys travel and hiking but it pushed her tolerance when she saw the amount of equipment that I wanted to pack!

I’m based in the UK and a trip to Yosemite National Park in the Spring was potentially a once in a lifetime opportunity. I’m going to want to take all the equipment I own, right?

I was invested in the Nikon System with a Nikon D3 and Nikon ‘Holy Trinity’ of lenses 14-24mm, 24-70mm and 70-200mm.  While the D3 did the job for shooting the occasional wedding but it was a challenge for travel mostly due to size and weight.

A large camera and large lenses needed a large bag (LowePro Backpack) and a large Tripod to support them. My wife was un-impressed that I had no spare capacity in my Hand Luggage and that my Gitzo Tripod would only fit diagonally across the suitcase taking up a lot of space

I purchased a Fuji XE2 as a backup camera and soon found that I was using this instead of my Nikon. I work a full time job in the City of London and found that the Fuji was compact enough to take on my daily commute. The opportunity to have a such

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