Framing The World is Kok Leong’s brand of overseas photography workshops. He photographs landscape, streets, travel lifestyle and portraiture. Read this article to learn tips on preparing for travel photography shoots.

Canon EOS M50 | EF-M55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM | f/5 | ISO 100 | 1/500s

Prepare For Different Images

The 24MP APS-C CMOS sensor Canon EOS M50 is a high quality camera that is compact and produces professional grade images needed to shoot travel photography and various photography genres.

Canon EOS M50 | EF-M55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM | f/22 | ISO 100 | 0.3s

Canon EOS M50 | EF-M11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM | f/14 | ISO 100 | 1/250s

Shooting a variety of photography genres during travel photography shoots requires external flashes, mobile strobes or a system that allows the lights to be triggered whenever needed.

Canon EOS M50 | EF-M11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM | f/5.6 | ISO 800 | 21s

Prepare For Extreme Conditions

Due to the dusty condition at the volcanos, it is hard to change lenses. I recommend bringing two camera bodies and mounting two different lenses.

Canon EOS M50 | EF-M55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM | f/5.6 | ISO 100 | 1/250s

The Canon EF-M11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM and EF-M55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lenses are good for capturing sharp images and have wide focal length coverage.

Canon EOS M50 | EF-M55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM | f/9 | ISO 100 | 1/400s

The EF-M11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM is one of the sharpest lens I have used. On the other hand, the EF-M55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM telephoto lens is the smallest APS-C telephoto lens of all makes, light and wallet friendly.

Canon EOS M50 | EF-M11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM | f/5.6 | ISO 100 | 1/250s

Prepare For Candid Shots

At times, there is no time to think about camera settings and capturing spontaneous moments. This means the camera needs to have a fast and accurate focusing speed. Hence, the dual pixel super-fast focusing speed and silent shooting mode helps to capture spontaneous moments.

Canon EOS M50 | EF-M55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM | f/7.1 | ISO 250 | 1/400s

Prepare For Long Shoots

Lastly, the Canon EOS M50 is more efficient in saving space with the CR3 RAW file format. The CR3 format saves 30% to 40% of storage space in full resolution compressed file. As for battery life, it has lasted more than 400 images during my travel photography shoots.

Canon EOS M50 | EF-M55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM | f/25 | ISO 100 | 6.2s

Canon EOS M50 | EF-M55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM | f/5.6 | ISO 250 | 1/250s

The Canon EOS M50 is highly recommended for travellers and serious photographers.

Canon EOS M50 | EF-M11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM | f/22 | ISO 100 | 1/60s

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