The Travelling Photographer: Choosing the Right Gear for Your Journey

Indeana Underhill, Lifestyle & Travel Photographer

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6 Videos (42m)
    • Introduction

    • Getting Started

    • What to Pack

    • How to Pack

    • Mobile Travel Photography

    • Final Thoughts


About This Class

For me, travelling is a necessary part for my own creativity and inspiration within my work. The experiences, the culture, the people I meet while in a new country are all integral to my learning through photography and life itself. It's important to live in the moment but we have to prepare for those moments by choosing our gear wisely. 

In this class, we look at:

  • Finding your purpose for the trip and how that interprets to gear
  • How do we know what lenses, filters, and accessories are necessary to our creative vision and that purpose?
  • How to travel with gear by keeping it safe and light while keeping your creative options available to you
  • Once we have decided on our gear, I provide some recommendations on how to pack it and the best type of bags to use.
  • The benefits of mobile travel photography including advice on external lenses and what applications I us

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It's a great overview of the equipment options I can consider before committing to more photography during my travels.





Indeana Underhill

Lifestyle & Travel Photographer

A love of film is a given when beginning to look at a career in the industry. It was a given when I was named after Indiana Jones as well but that's a whole other story. The desire to work in the industry hit me like a truck watching Malick's Tree of Life

I entered the camera department because I couldn't do it. When I entered it, I didn't know where to begin. I had no knowledge of how to work a camera or the principles behind it. However, I knew I wanted to learn how to create the images we see on screen and fall in love with. However, it was important not just to have a vision but be able to execute it. Using the technical, practical, and creative application of camera, lighting and collaboration to realize a vision.

My passion and enthusiasm for the camera department has led me to travel over the past three years trying to learn all I can about the camera department and its industry. I have been working with a variety of film companies (shoutout to my Vantage family) being trained in optics, camera and their respective accessories. Learning lighting and becoming a voyeur on some fantastic mentor's sets (sending love to David Miller and Alexander Gruszynski) and finally, freelance assisting, operating and DPing on short films and a few documentary projects overseas. 

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