Suggested Packing List for Workshops and Tours

(Generic list—you’ll receive a list with more specific suggestions for your workshop)

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The inimitable Polly Tripp

Clothing and Personal Items

Clothing should be casual and comfortable. Bring clothes you can layer for warmth and that provide protection from cool winds and cold mornings. Always be prepared for rain with a rain jacket and rain pants. Sturdy boots are highly recommended as we can often be in wet or uneven terrain.

Packing suggestions

  • Cold weather clothing including cap and gloves (depending on time of year and location)
  • Wind-breaker shell
  • Warm sweater or fleece
  • Hiking boots or sturdy walking shoes
  • Small watch/alarm clock
  • Rain gear
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Energy snacks

Camera Equipment

  • Camera body or two
  • Lenses in the following ranges: 12-24mm zoom (dx sensors) 18-35mm (35mm or fx sensors), 28-120mm zoom, 70-200mm zoom, macro lens for any flower portraits. Longer lenses, like 300 or 400mm can be useful for extracting details from a landscape
  • Lots of digital memory cards, or about 4-5 rolls of your favorite film per shooting day
  • Cable release
  • Sturdy tripod and head (Can’t be emphasized enough)
  • Equipment manuals
  • *Extra batteries*
  • Battery chargers
  • Polarizing filter
  • Graduated neutral density filters (2 and 3 stop recommended)
  • Notebook/pen
  • Laptop or other digital image storage device
  • Camera backpack or carrying system
  • Lens and sensor cleaning supplies

Note: I usually schedule 2 or 3 image sharing or critique sessions during a workshop. I suggest bringing 10-20 images you’d like to show off to the group or which you’d like to have our opinions about. Feel free to bring more than that, if we have time I’ll be happy to look at them. Put images on a jump drive, a CD, or a memory card for downloading to our computers and projecting. Make these images about 1200 pixels on the longest side and save as JPEGs. Please do not go overboard with “fixing” these images in Photoshop.