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Visiting Beijing is a perfect combination of adventure and fun. The culture of China extends its roots to thousands of years, which make Beijing a melting pot of culture. However, these days, traditional China is joining the bandwagon of technology. In one sense, Beijing is caught up between the clash of tradition and development – something you should be able to capture when you visit the colorful Chinese capital.
For amateur travel photographers, setting foot in Beijing may be overwhelming as the capital is full of potential award-winning subjects, especially the people, the landmarks, and the culture per se. In order not to be flabbergasted with the tons of images up for grabs, you should invest on the right photography equipment for your Beijing visit. These photography equipment and add-ons can help you capture that picture-perfect image of Beijing:
1. Extra battery
All photographers should have one, especially to those who are visiting Beijing. The Chinese capital is a huge place with many tourist destinations like the Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Summer Palace, Olympic Park, among others. When you are roaming around Beijing, it is a capital sin not to bring with you extra battery, especially when if you are visiting during the cold months as battery juice is easier to go off when it is cold.
2. Extra memory card
Viewing and deleting to save space on your memory is not advisable when you are visiting Beijing as the capital almost always requires you being on the go. Having an extra memory handy is best for a huge place such as Beijing.
The tripod belongs to the less favorite photography equipment, but remember that only the sturdy one can suffice. If you want to capture the panoramic Beijing, your sturdy hand may need some mechanical help. There are many inexpensive tripods you can buy, but investing on a more expensive but quality one is advisable. A tripod on the $50 range is advisable if you want to use it in the long run.
4. Polarizing filter
Sharper and clearer images can be achieved using this filter. It is dubbed by many travel photographers as the best filter for traveling as it eliminates unwanted glare and reflections. It also helps in making skylines much more photogenic and more vibrant. If you are about to visit Beijing do not forget to buy yourself one to capture the full color of the capital.
5. Fish-eye extension lens
It could be a bit pricey but when you shoot using it, photographs can be stunning. Using a DSLR with fish-eye extension lens can produce quality pictures. This is best when shooting wide-angle shots of the Great Wall and the Olympic Park. The panoramic images you could capture can make your Beijing trip more interesting and memorable.
In case you need you to add some on your camera’s artillery while in Beijing, visiting camera shops in Wukesong Camera Market, a famous destination for Chinese and foreign photographers. This commercial area is known for having extensive collection of cameras and photography equipment. If want to buy something for you camera, visiting this place is a must.
[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://smartcheaptravel.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/man-2.png[/author_image] [author_info]Darcy Lacaze is a traveler and adventure seeker. One of his most memorable getaways is with El Cid Vacations Club.[/author_info] [/author]
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