Will be backpacking in Germany (mainly south) and Italy. Any tips for shooting?
Still figuring whether to..
1) Bring a tripod?
My backpack weight is a consideration, but I suspect light conditions in cathedrals, castles, etc will be not be too optimal (although I will bring the speedlite). Plus it might still be slightly rainy when I'm there, being early spring.
Also I'll just be bringing a small day pack (i mean really small) for day activities, so I can't figure out where I can best 'hang' my tripod...
2) Which camera to bring?
I've got an old EOS88 and a G1 (my baby ). Italy has a little problem with crime rate, so I'm kinda hesitant about bringing the G1 (especially if I bring the tripod.. I'm afraid it will be like shouting "Yo! Don't I look 'pro'?? I got an expensive camera! Come and get it!" ).
And I'm not sure whether I'll get a chance to charge the G1 battery nightly (given that I'll be bunking in hostels most of the time.. yes it's a 'low' budget trip).
BUT I really do dread the post-holiday processing with film; all the getting it developed, then organise, and then put nicely in album... I get stoned out thinking about it.
So how... bring both??
Appreciate your thoughts and tips if you've made similar trips.