BWCAW Photography Gear Loadout Video

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I often get asked about what photography gear I bring to the Boundary Waters or on paddling trips. To answer that question, I’ve created a new video. The video covers all the gear that I usually bring on a canoe trip. It also shows how I pack that gear into one bag. If you like photography content, consider subscribing to my YouTube channel.

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8 thoughts on “BWCAW Photography Gear Loadout Video”

  1. Thanks Brian!
    Very informative. You really capture some remarkable shots.
    I have a question which is gonna make you roll your eyes, but here goes anyway.
    Up until now, I have done all my photography on my Samsung Galaxy S9. Since I have not been aspiring to award winning shots, it has done a creditable job for me . I would like to start accumulating photo and video content for use in a blog and eventually a Youtube channel. I paddle solo and tandem on flatwater and white water and do a lot of camping out of the canoe.
    So here is the question:
    If I could only own one camera for still and video work, what would your recommendation be? I know that is a bit like someone asking you ” What is the best canoe to own? “, ( I own 3 and a WW Kayak ) but humor me .
    Thanks for your input!
    Chuck Andrews

      1. 10.4 on “The best you can afford” but since I am not at all familiar with current photography equipment, and I assume that “Best” is not always measured by price I suppose what I am asking would be better phrased. What sort of camera would be “most suitable to capture still and video content in the paddling / camping environment might be the question I am putting out there. WIth a budget in the $500-700 range and knowing that I will need at least a few key accesssories. (Tripod , Selfie stick etc. ) , should I be looking at a Go Pro, a weather resistant point and shoot, or should I simply wait until I can afford a Nikon , Canon , Pentax or some other quality camera body and lenses?

        1. If you want to capture quality stills, then you’re going to want a interchangeable lens camera system. The Nikon Z 50 would be a good entry level camera with the two kit lenses to get you started. You’d probably want a 3-stop ND grad. A quality tripod with a ballhead. As far as video content, it shoots video. I’m not a video expert. This video was shot with a Nikon Z 6. I’m not at all familiar with weather resistant point and shoots. I just know the one I have. While action cameras can work for video and stills, you are stuck with one look for stills. I wouldn’t recommend Pentax — who knows when/if they are going to go under. Stick with Nikon, Sony, Canon or Panasonic.

          1. I should note that there may be point-and-shoots out there that might fit your needs depending on what you mean by quality stills (if you mean to the standard I accept that might be different). I’m just not familiar with that market, because it isn’t my interest or my clients interests.

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