GEAR"On holiday," Linden says, "you don't want the camera to get in your way. Carry a camera you're comfortable with. These days, there are so many great cameras at every price point. You can do it with a compact camera, but if you've been thinking hard about getting a full-frame sensor and a tilt-shift lens, this might be a fantastic opportunity.
"For most people," he continues, "I would recommend a good quality zoom lens and one or two primes—like a wide-angle and a standard prime. The standard prime is a fast lens for interiors or low-light areas. Travel light."
Traveling light may mean leaving the tripod at home. While they're crucial for dusk exteriors, at many popular destinations, tripods aren't permitted indoors.
"Without special permissions," he says, "you're not going to be taking a tripod into many places. For exteriors, if you can bring a light tripod and you want to try doing evening twilight shots, that's the time to bring it out.
"When you're handholding," Linden adds, "make it a point to keep everything level and squared up. And try to avoid converging verticals at all costs. Keep everything on a grid, nice and clean, with as much depth of field as possible. I always use the longest lens I can in order to compress the image and avoid distortion."