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Why You Should Travel With Less Gear - Fstoppers

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Source: https://fstoppers.com/gear/why-should-travel-less-gear-646499

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Are you a chronic over-packer?Do you lug bags full of gear everywhere you go, just in case you need that rarely used accessory?While preparation is, of course, a good thing, there is a such thing as taking it too far.Packing lighter than you think you need to can actually be a good thing, and this great video essay discusses why.Coming to you from Matt Day, this excellent video essay discusses the benefits of travelling light. If you are anything like me, you probably lug around every last piece of gear you own just in case you need it, no matter how remote the possibility.This inevitably leads me to decision paralysis, as I stare at my bag and stress out over what to take for the day.It can be overwhelming and distracting to spend so much time obsessing about your tools rather than putting them to use, and it certainly is not beneficial for your work.It was only in the past few years that I got better about packing way less, and it was really freeing to simply walk out every day and enjoy the creative process, knowing that if I had the gear for a shot, great, and if not, there would be plenty of other opportunities.Check out the video above for the full rundown from Day.Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S.in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition.He is also an avid equestrian.

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