Travel Gear Guide for Adventure Photography Trips

Travel Gear Guide for Adventure Photography Trips

Embarking on photography adventures demand proper planning and packing. Check out Silver Fern Productions essential travel gear guide as they load up for Patagonia.

Whether you're capturing breathtaking landscapes or documenting your journey, having the right gear is essential. Any expedition requires critical planning and efficient packing, especially considering if the region you are traveling to has unpredictable weather and rugged terrain.

In this guide, we caught up with Jenna Dixon and Pete O’Hara from Silver Fern Productions who share our passion for exploring and creating to tell us their must-have gear for adventure photography excursions, ensuring you're prepared to capture every moment.

Day Pack Essentials                   

For day excursions, a compact yet comprehensive gear pack is the key to success. Here's what you should consider in your day pack:

  • Gear Bag: a travel gear backpack that provides ample storage while remaining comfortable for long hikes (Shimoda V2 30 Explore).
  • DSLR Camera: A high-resolution mirrorless camera capable of capturing stunning images and videos *Do NOT forget this 😉* (Canon EOS R5)
  • Portable & Compact LightingPortable LED lights for creative lighting effects and lighting control for unpredictable conditions.
  • Camera LensesCovering a wide range of focal lengths for various shooting situations. (Canon RF lenses (15-35mm f2.8, 24-70mm f2.8, 70-200mm f2.8, 100-400mm f5.6-8 | Sigma Art 50mm f1.4: Ideal for capturing detailed portraits or low-light scenes)
  • Compact Drone: A compact drone for aerial photography and videography (Mavic Mini 3).
  • Filters: Enhancing image quality and controlling exposure (Polar Pro CP filter and ND filters (8, 1000)).
  • Card holder: Safely store and organize memory cards. Don't sacrifice the footage (Pelican Case card holder).
  • Satellite Communicator: Stay connected and navigate remote areas with this satellite communicator (Mini INreach).
  • Lightweight Tripod: Sturdy support for steady shots in challenging conditions (Vanguard Lightweight Tripod).
Trekking Backpacking Gear

Multi-Day Pack Essentials                   

For extended multi-day trips, a larger backpack with additional gear is ideal for comfort and survival. Here's what to pack for multi-day treks:

  • DSLR Camera: don't forget the most critical item!
  • Backpacking Bag: Spacious enough to carry all your camping gear and photography equipment (Gregory Backpack 55L).
  • Lenses: same as in the day pack for capturing professional-quality images (Canon EOS R5 and RF lenses).
  • Compact Drone: drone for capturing aerial perspectives (Mavic Mini 3 and accessories).
  • Satellite Communicator: Essential for emergency communication and tracking your location (INreach Mini).
  • Camping Essentials: Ensure a good night's rest after long days of trekking (Tent, sleeping mat, sleeping bag, and camp pillow).
  • Safety Gear: proper gear for the unexpected path ahead and terrain you may face (Trekking poles, harness, ice axe, carabiners, helmet).
  • Portable Chargers: Keep your devices powered throughout your journey (Charge Tech Battery Charger 25,000 mAh or Lume Cube Lights provide USB-C device charging ports - one less item in your bag).

Packing Tips For Photography Lights:

During day trips, secure your Lume Cube RGB Tube Light Mini on the outside of your bag for easy access, while keeping the Lume Cube RGB Panel Pro 2.0 safely stored inside with the included travel carrying case. For multi-day treks, prioritize comfort by packing the Tube Light Mini within easy reach inside your bag, and store the Panel Pro 2.0 in a convenient zip compartment.

With the right gear and careful packing, you'll be ready to capture your adventures. Whether you're embarking on a short hike or an extended trip, these essentials will ensure you're prepared for any expedition. So, grab your gear and unlock your creative potential with Lume Cube's Travel Photography Lighting.

📷: Silver Fern Productions

Silver Fern Productions is a production company based in Canmore, nestled in the picturesque Canadian Rockies. Follow their adventures and check out some of their inspirational work at

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