21st January 2014, 02:46 PM
Travel Photography Tips
Travel photography by its very nature is inspirational and exciting Ė but itís easy to get carried away when you prepare what to take with you. Whilst it would be fantastic to take all of your kit abroad practicalities such as baggage allowance and insurance costs could mean you are better of hiring equipment on arrival or opting for lesser items. Ideally if you choose to take your own kit youíll need to travel light: one body (unless you have the room for a spare), a wad of memory cards, a lightweight mini tripod or even the super flexible Gorillapod, portable storage unit, a pocket-size compact, a flash unit, a selection of lenses and a durable camera bag that distributes the weight evenly over your shoulders and protects against heat, cold, sand and moisture.
18th February 2014, 02:18 PM
Re: Travel Photography Tips
Travel photography: Before you go
Make sure your camera equipment is covered by your travel insurance or home insurance, or take out a specific policy .Make sure your sensor is clean. You can clean it yourself using one of a variety of products from the likes of Visible Dust and Green Clean, or get it done professionally. The time and expense spent doing this could save you many hours of retouching dust spots later .Take your camera gear as hand luggage. Choose a bag that will fit within the hand luggage dimensions, but also has pockets for tickets, passports etc. On flights with a miserly hand luggage allowance wear a jacket with big pockets and fill those with extra kit.
Last edited by David26; 18th February 2014 at 02:20 PM.