Landscape Photography and Lightweight Backpacking
Words and photos by Jason Hatfield.
Lightweight backpacking and landscape photography are two pursuits that didn’t use to go well together. When I first started backpacking with my photo gear I was often carrying 40+ lbs in a 75 liter pack with a third of that room and weight dedicated to camera gear. Over the past few years with the advent of mirrorless full-frame cameras, lighter lenses, much better lightweight backpacking gear, and a lot of other improvements, I’ve been able to get my typical kit down to a 58 liter pack and 20-25 lbs (sometimes less!).