I am planning for my next photo trip which is three weeks out. This may be too far in advance for some, but I find myself a planner in these situations. I want to make sure I have everything I need and if not I need time to purchase the items.
I am returning to one of my favorite places to travel and shoot, New Orleans. I love New Orleans, I love the feeling I get when I am there, I love the culture and history, the food and everything. The only thing I don't love is the humidity. The people are friendly and I truly feel like it is my second home I have been so frequently.
For photography this is amazing. I can get travel, street and music photography all in one place. One of my favorite shots I have ever taken was shoot in New Orleans.
So I plan because I am excited, but also because I want to get the most out of my trip. I am figuring out what I would like to try to shoot this time. I plan on reshooting the Saint Louis No 1 cemetary on my own and I also want to go back down to the river at sunset when the light is right. As part of this I am planing what gear I need to bring. This is always the challenge because I want to keep my weight down. Carying all the gear can be challenging. I know I am bringing my walking around lens and my fisheye because the French Quarter is the perfect place to use the fisheye lens. That distortion will add to the vibe that already exists in NOLA. The question now is do I bring my zoom. I am debating if being able to zoom to 450mm is worth the added weight. This lens can really add to the overall weight of my bag.
So I will continue to debate that, but while I do I am checking all my other gear. I decided I needed another memory card so that is purchased. I have my lens cleaner and to my gratitude I have my rain covers which in NOLA can be very important. So the plan is in place, the gear is ready I just need to decide on the zoom lens and charge my batteries. It's been 6 months since I have been there any my photography has progressed I can't wait to see what I come up with.
Stay tuned to see the photos!