When visiting Quebec City, my wife and I love to take a lot of pictures. Everything we see looks so amazing, with the merging of 1600 architecture with the technology of today – and combinations of lifestyles developed through 300+ years. Taking pictures of those things that catch our eye used to cost a lot of money in film, but now that we both have digital cameras, which has helped up keep our costs down. Since we are stuck at home like you are during this sickness spreading all over the world, we decided it would be useful to help you find the photographic gear you would need for a trip to Quebec.
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Taking a lot of pictures used to be expensive, because of film. You were limited to 12, 24 or 36 shots depending on the roll of film you purchased. Now, memory cards are the equivalent of “film” in that they limit the number of photos you can take before you have to switch out cards or go through and delete bad shots. 64GB Micro-SD cards are good for holding a large number of high quality photos or a few long videos. In my camera, the card has to be Micro-SD, but check with your camera model to be certain that your camera doesn’t need full size SD cards or a completely different format.
I use a Samsung NX3000 mirrorless camera like the one above. It is lightweight and very fast. I set it to sports mode so that it snaps multiple shots with each press of the button so I don’t have to worry if someone blinked or a bird flew in front of the subject. I bought a Samsung 50-200mm zoom lens to go with the wide angle lens that came with the camera, because I enjoy taking pictures from a distance.
Carrying a camera and tripods and camera bags takes away the enjoyment factor of vacationing in any location. In Quebec City, we walk a lot, so carrying tripods was out of the question for us. Instead, we decided to use a camera mount that stabilized the camera for videos and difficult shots. The Cam Caddie Scorpion Jr. is the one we decided on. It allows us to carry the camera in one hand while shooting stable, professional video clips.
I have told you about my rig, but Yvonne, my wife, has a completely different setup, so I will give you the rundown on her setup in a different post.