When you need to travel light, you need to figure what minimal gear will do the job well. I packed a DSLR Cannon, tripod, smart phone lapel microphone that also works with a Zoom recorder.
Without lighting gear, you also depend on natural light which can be both beautiful and very inconsistent. In this case, we found a nice place with great light but it wasn’t long before the natural light source began to be a little less predictable and we had to make the decision to prioritize the interviewees message and availability.
Global Voices: an article about the two-day conference