04 May 2013 Namibia Preparation – What’s in the Bag? (Podcast 371)
I just finished packing for a Namibia Photography Tour with my friend Jeremy Woodhouse, so I figured I’d unpack again, to show you what’s in my bags. There’s an iPhone format video in the iTunes feed, but below is the full High Definition video.
Note too that the audio Podcast may well be off the air until I get back at the end of May, but I will try to post a few David duChemin style Postcards from Namibia. David was posting these when he joined my Snow Monkey and Hokkaido Winter Wonderland Tour this year, and I love that format! So, stay tuned for a few of these as I travel, pockets of Internet access permitting. Note that you can subscribe to receive an email when I release a new post, with the “Subscribe to Blog via Email” form in the right sidebar. If you use RSS, the blog feed is
Note too that I don’t go into the reasons for the camera gear I’m taking in the video, but the tour I’m joining is Landscape and Wildlife, with some cultural richness as we photograph the Himba people, so I decided not to take my 600mm lens. The advice is we just won’t need it. Having said that, my 300mm get’s me out to a still super-sharp 420mm with the 1.4X Extender, and at a push, gives me 600mm with the 2X Extender, so I’m not going to be helpless if we do need some longer glass.
Anyway, here’s the video. I hope it’s of some use. Note that as this is my first trip to Namibia, I will let you know if any of this preparation doesn’t work so well when I get back.