Bag Essentials for a Summer Day Trip

November 04, 2014

Summer is around the corner in the land down under and if you're going on a coastal walk, picnic or just a day out to soak in the sunshine, here are some quick packing essentials for your bag.


1. Fully charged spare battery (note: fully charged)

This one is a no brainer but how many times have we packed the spare battery and then retract into fetal position when we realise that it's completely flat. Bringing a charger is not an option for a day trip, make sure you charge up that spare battery the night before. 

2. Formatted memory card

Don't be that person standing there telling everyone to "wait...wait. WAIT" because you're frantically deleting old photos from your memory card. Transfer all your photos the night before and format that baby so you've got a fresh memory card good to go on the day. 

3. Which Camera lens?

For a simple day trip, we want to have all our essentials in one bag while keeping it light and this is usually a challenge when it comes to deciding on one lens to pack. You will have your preferences depending on what you're shooting but if it's a day trip with friends you don't want to be fussing around with changing lenses when you can have a cider in one hand and be shooting on the other.

Right now this is our go-to Canon lens:

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM - good for shooting moving objects in lower light with good focal range and great image quality. 

4. Water, sunscreen & sunnies

The Ozone depletion is slowing down but please hydrate and stay sun safe people.


What are your bag essentials?

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