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Now that Summer is here, for many it means holiday season and travelling abroad. We live in a time that means capturing memories and photographing absolutely everything is very common. We all like to share on social media making friends and family at home jealous! We all like to reminisce about times gone by wishing we was back there.
Well I have decided to share with you my top tips for all you budding and pro photographers on how to protect your camera and equipment when travelling abroad. Tips I have gathered from my own experiences and read about.
It’s been a few years since my husband and I took our trip of a lifetime to Canada, I have many photos from our time there. We took a camera each with us because we knew we would be taking hundreds of photos.
One stop on our trip was to Niagara Falls. We went on the famous boat Maid of the Mist which actually goes right under the falls! We were protected in our cagoule’s from getting wet, but I was very nervous about our cameras getting wet. I didn’t want to lose our precious photos from the trip. Now I realise I should have got a waterproof case, but back then the thought didn’t enter my mind!
On our flight over, I didn’t want to put our camera’s in our luggage, so my husband had a rucksack and placed our camera’s in it as well as the sat nav and iPad. It was his carry on luggage, my carry on was full of the most important bits, like travel documents, magazines and books! You hear so many stories about people’s luggage getting lost. and only recently there was that trouble at Gatwick airport with their baggage system failure. Camera’s and equipment are so expensive that you just can’t afford for it to get damaged or lost.
Here are my top tips for photographers when travelling abroad
- It’s always best to check with your airline what you can and cannot take in hand luggage, but if you pack sensibly you should be able to take most of your camera equipment with you on board.
- Invest in a hard camera case that is durable like the ones you can get from The Case Farm, these have padded compartments and dividers to give you a piece of mind when packing your lenses and DSLR.
- If you have expensive equipment you may need to get some kind of insurance to protect it from damage, or if it gets lost or stolen.
- Hide or remove camera branding to deter thieves. This can be easily done with black tape over the brand name.
I hope you find these tips useful, thanks for stopping by today.
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