This is another very interesting and informative subject. It will be in two parts and you will be thrilled and educated at the same time. Let’s get it on! As photographers, we tend to travel a lot when the need arises, so I decided to put together a piece on how to protect your digital camera with these travel photography tips.
These tips will equip you with the knowledge of how to handle your digital camera on your travel. Most especially with a variety of potential problems that may occur. Take some precautions to ensure your camera and related equipment are safe as you travel, it’s crucial. Travel photography requires some intricate steps and some travel photography tips to have success.
Below are digital camera and traveling photography tips for making the most of your camera’s capabilities, while also protecting it, during travel photography.
Avoiding weather problems
This is a very vital aspect of the travel photography tips. Weather can be unpredictable when you’re traveling. There is also the probability you will be near water or harsh heat. If you did not buy an all-weather or waterproof camera, you can keep the camera sealed in a plastic bag to protect it from water. To protect it from excessive cold, keep it close to your body. If you notice condensation on or inside the camera, stop using it until you get indoors. To avoid a damaged camera, be vigilant about the weather.
Backing up images
Having multiple memory cards with your camera is good. Also ensure to back up the data on the memory cards. Remember, those vacation photos are not replaceable should the memory card break or get lost. Any store that allows you to make prints of your digital photos should be able to copy the photos on a memory card to a data CD or DVD. If you sport a dual slot memory card camera, use one as back-up of the primary slot!
Driving a rental car
Shoot a few photos of the rental car, including the license plate. Just in case you can’t remember where you parked, you have an image to help you locate the vehicle. Or assuming you notice some damage to the car after you leave the lot, and you are bothered that you may be stuck with the repair bill if the vehicle rental company attempts to pin that previous damage on you, shoot photos of the damage with a time stamp and contact the company immediately.
You will find it really helpful when you apply my recommendations on how to protect your digital camera with these travel photography tips. Check out the second part of my article: how to protect your digital camera with these travel photography tips: part 2 for more tips on keeping your camera safe and photo-traveling with no hassle!