Next Stop is Kando Trip in Sun River

Next Stop is Kando

It’s been a busy year for cameras and my next stop is Kando Trip in Sun River. That’s where I’ll spend almost a week shooting with the a7r IV. And, a variety of lenses, like the 400mm and 600mm. If you haven’t already heard, Kando Trip is Sony’s gathering of like-minded individuals. It’s a multi-day combination of creativity, collaboration, and learning.

Kando is a Japanese word that embodies Sony’s core philosophy—loosely translated it means “the power of emotional connections.” It’s the sense of flow you get when your creativity and technique align and you’re in the zone.

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I’ve written about Kando quite a bit, it’s what puts a photographer in the moment. Here’s more about what Kando is from Sony’s HQ in San Diego

As seen during the a6400 Launch

The event is full of shooting opportunities, networking and gear, with a very healthy amount of relaxing and recharging. I’ll be around creative peers, and also around experts in Sony’s gear and how to maximize the use of it.

The best part of Kando Trip for a journalist like me is the amount of Sony staffers on hand. That’s how the exposure compensation dial finally got a lock. Enough of us complained and Sony listens.

Next Stop is Kando Trip Activities

Above all, Kando Trip is about connecting with the community of Sony shooters. Here’s what else is going on.

  • Business and creative focused classes
  • Live shoots produced and happening throughout the event including models, nature/outdoors, and an opportunity to build your own shoot.
  • Networking with high-profile creatives and the Sony product development and marketing team.
  • Hikes, kayaks, hot air balloon rides for epic landscape shots
  • Community time with Sony creatives
  • Contests and giveaways for Sony equipment

Follow along on Instagram and I’ll post here as the schedule allows.

My daily shooter is Sony a9 with a vertical grip and various Sigma lenses attached like the 14mm 1.4 Art. Find more gear recommendations in our shop.