Travel Photo Accessories

Regardless of what camera you take on vacation having some great accessories can make things a bit more enjoyable. I've picked out a few that I think are worth your time and money. Let me know in the comments below what your favourites are and I'll considering add them to the list too. 

Western Digital Wireless Hard Drive

The Western Digital wireless hard drive is something that I wish I had with with me on many of my past trips. Sometimes you just don’t want to travel with your laptop. The problem is then that backup and reviewing your images on the road becomes an issue. This drive lets you directly download an SD card to the 1 or 2 TB drive. Then you connect connect to it via WI-FI a hotspot the drive creates to review your images on a tablet or phone. You can connect up to 8 devices to it at once. It’s also battery powered so you can do this while still in the field if you want. Once you get back home you can use usb 3.0 to more quickly access the files on it.

Joby Gorillapod

I’ve owned a Gorillapod for a number of years now. I don’t normally travel with a full size tripod as I tend not to use one that often. I will however take the Gorillapod incase I want to do a quick night time long exposure. It weighs almost nothing and is pretty versatile considering it’s size. I have the Gorillapod SLR from when I use still using a larger camera. However it still works perfectly with the Fuji X-T1 of course.

Fuji SP-1

The Fuji SP-1 is a fun device regardless of what time of photography you do. It’s basically just a WI-FI instant printer. Polaroid for the digital era if you will. This printer was designed to work with smart phones, android or iPhone via a downloadable app. However it also works with a number of fuji cameras that have WI-FI built in. This includes the X100T and XT-1 among others. The printer is especially fun when you travel. Being able to make a print for someone you’ve just met and made a portrait of is really cool. It can help break the ice and leaves them with something special at the same time. The paper isn't super cheap but I still think it's worth it. 

Good Coat / Rain Gear

You might think this is an odd thing to put on a accessories guide. However trust me you’ll appreciate it when it’s pouring rain or freezing cold and you have to walk 3 blocks to that next attraction you want to see. I picked up a The North Face jacket last fall and it’s made winter outings much more bearable when it's -20 C. For the summer I have a Gor-Tex rain coat which is pretty great. I’m not one who loves to go out and shoot in the rain but when you’re traveling you’re not about to sit around at the hotel just because of some rain right?