The 7 Commandments of Great Photo Walks: Digital Photography Review

This is a well-done article and video that has some great advice to follow.  It sure wouldn’t hurt to put his advice into practice.

A few years ago when I was running Blue Ridge Workshops one the most successful workshops and the most fun was in  Annapolis Maryland.  Students were only allowed one camera and one lens.  Primes were preferable but if the student only had a zoom then the zoom selector was taped with gaffer tape to one zoom point.  in the end,  the students had produced some incredible images by applying the one camera and one lens “rule.”

I have preached the minimalist concept for quite some time and I would be the first to admit that I struggle over and over again when it comes to decisions as to what gear to take.  For me, it is pretty simple.  I only have one main camera and three prime lenses.  I do not have any zooms.  Therefore between my Fuji X Pro 2, 23mm, 35mm, 50mm (35mm, 50mm, and 75mm in full frame terms) my overall package of gear is small and light.  However, I find more often than not I only shoot with the lens I first put on the camera, all day long.

My control point is simple as well.  Only allow yourself a small bag to carry and protect the camera and lens together with a couple of extra batteries and memory cards.  The bag I carry for that control and I have to admit amazing comfort is the Cosyspeed Streetwalker Plus (+).



Seven simple rules to make sure you get the most out of your next photography outing.

Source: The 7 Commandments of Great Photo Walks: Digital Photography Review

2 thoughts on “The 7 Commandments of Great Photo Walks: Digital Photography Review

    1. ELLIOT STERN Post author

      I think so too. I took a walk the other day in the woods for a couple of miles where I have been with way too much equipment in the past. This time I used my Cosyspeed bag with a camera body and a 35mm and 50mm (50 and 75 equivalent) a couple of batteries and while I have traveled that wooded path before, this time I saw a lot more. Minimal is a good thing.



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