Capturing History in Washington DC: Gear Preparation (2 of 12)

Gear Preparation

One of the first decisions that I made was lenses choice. As this was travel time, I decided to go back to my tried and true travel lens that I had brought to Italy, the Nikon 18-200 VR II. I sort of had abandoned it since I acquired my new pet lens, the 24-70 f/2.8. Sure, I knew that I would miss the wide aperture, but I love the versatility of this 18-200 mm zoom. And that’s what I figure what I would be looking for in a lens while traveling: versatility and adaptability.

I also left behind the battery grip for my D90. I did not need the extra weight. Nor did I bring my tripod. I knew that museums would not allow it and I had expected memorial sites to prohibit it, although that did not quite materialize.

We had our days planned out, with museums booked for mornings and afternoons while we scheduled quarters such as Georgetown or DuPont Circle for the evenings.

You can read the full story “Capturing History in Washington DC” by clicking on these links:
1. Introduction     2. Gear Preparation     3. Lincoln Memorial
4. Catching Light     5. Working on Composition     6. Capturing Details
7. Working the Magic     8. Going Wide     9. Air and Space Museum – Heaven and Hell
10. Touched by History     11. Telling a New Story     12. Conclusion

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