To those avid photographers who have travelled to Spain with your DSLR and lenses,
I need ur help.
As i'm going to most parts of Spain for 3 weeks (5th Oct onwards) with another friend, i've read a lot of warnings and dangers on line of many things that i should take note of, but none mention about photographers carrying DSLR and their camera bag and tripod: from hostels being broken into and cameras being snatched and the list goes on.
ok, Here are the questions:
1. Do you ever leave your DSLR equipment in the private room hostel when u leave for the bars at night? How do u protect yourself from room breakins or other dangers for staying in hostels?
2. I have a camera bag that holds a tripod. Ok, that poses a danger for me on the streets as i'm signalling to them i'm a tourist. How did u carry your camera and equipment with ur tripod when u are walking on the streets? What precautions can one take? I'm especially bothered about carrying the camera bag on my chest, with the tripod sticking up which can block my front vision.
3. What are your advises on looking for hostels?
4. What other things i should look out for which i might have missed out?
thank you very much for your help.