Brush Stroke

The Best Camera Gear For Maldives Photography

By: Capturing Travel


Brush Stroke

What to take photos of in the Maldives?

The beaches, with their powdery white sand and crystal-clear waters provide the perfect backdrop for photographs.  The turquoise waters are home to a diverse array of marine life, including colourful coral reefs, schools of fish, and even majestic manta rays and whale sharks.

Brush Stroke

There is also little need for any specific camera features as the range of genres is quite diverse. If you own a suitable waterproof camera housing the Maldives is the perfect place for it!

Camera gear

Brush Stroke

I took three lenses to the Maldives - Wide angle (Tokina 11-16mm), - Superzoom (Tamron 16-300mm) - Prime lens (Nikon 50mm). The majority of photos were taken with my superzoom


Brush Stroke

I'm not usually a fan of filters, however, in the Maldives, a circular polariser can be very useful. A tripod can be a useful addition for photography at night or low light in the morning or evening.


Brush Stroke

It may not seem like it, but the Maldives has some fairly challenging conditions for camera gear. The heat, water and sand can cause damage to your gear if it's not looked after carefully. Consider the correct storage and regular cleaning of your camera gear.

Storage / Protecting your gear

On Capturing Travel we share our best tips and tricks to take your travel photography to new heights! From the white glaciers in Antarctica to the sandy beaches in the Maldives, let’s ensure you capture the best moments of your adventures.

About Capturing Travel