This is the concluding part of our travel photography tips. If you haven’t read the first chapter of this article, click here to read. If you have, let’s get going…here are some more ways on how to protect your digital camera with these travel photography tips;
Finding a lost camera
For having a chance that a lost digital camera find its way home, with the first frame on your memory card snap a photo of a piece of paper on which you have written your name, phone number, and e-mail address. Hence, anyone finds your camera, the chances are high that they will look through the photos stored on the memory card, giving you the chance to use a photo to “send” them a message on how to contact you to return the camera.
Hiding your camera
You will not walk the streets of an unfamiliar city holding a stack of cash in the open. In the same vein, you probably would not wander with your costly digital camera in plain sight. Keep it in a bag until you are ready to make use of it.
Insuring your equipment
Before you travel, it is quite imperative contact your insurance company and make sure your photography equipment is covered as you travel. Be specific about what equipment you’ll be carrying and where you’ll be going. Ensure you write down the serial numbers and models of all of the equipment.
Losing your way
If you have a challenge with direction when sightseeing, use your digital camera to snap photos of street signs and landmarks as you walk through an unfamiliar location. Later, the photos will come in handy to help you find your way back.
Packing your equipment
With more restrictive packing rules on airplanes, you have to be careful how you pack your camera. Do not pack camera equipment in a checked bag, where it will be out of your sight. The x-ray scanning at the airport will not affect your memory cards. Security personnel might ask that you operate the camera, just to prove it is a working unit, so be sure to have a charged battery available.
Never leave your camera unattended on a table, an empty chair, or a bench. Don’t make things easy for a thief. Keep it in a bag and with you at all times.
Traveling with children
If you are traveling to a place where the possibility is high that your child might become separated from you, be sure to take a photo of your child every day before you enter a crowded place. You will then have an image of what the child is wearing, peradventure you need one.
Either way, it is every photographer’s nightmare to have damaged equipment, so I hope you’ve learned how to protect your digital camera with these travel photography tips, now go and take awesome pictures!