6 Safe Ways To Take Your DSLR Anyhwere
Professional and amateur photographers have one thing in common. They both don’t think twice about taking their equipment with them when they travel. While travelling is a great way to capture unforgettable photos, it’s not something that everyone wants to do. These tips will help you protect your equipment while on the move.
1. Check your camera before packing
Check that everything is in good condition. Make sure to inspect the battery panel, USB covers, lens caps and USB covers. This will help you determine if any damage has occurred during previous travels.
2. Keep your battery charger handy
Make sure you have your charger and battery charger when you pack your camera. It wouldn’t be nice to go on a long trip and then have your battery die before the first day ends. Or worse, your charger is accidentally left at home.
3. Keep a spare lens and equipment handy.
You will need to clean your DSLR’s lens if you plan on taking photos in adverse weather conditions. To clean the lens, you should have a soft cloth (similar to the one used for eyeglasses cleaning) in your bag.
Not to be dry: You should let the lens breathe and then clean it.
4. Remove your lens from the camera’s body
You should not take your removable lens camera with you on the road. You can damage the threads used to attach the lens to your camera body if you don’t unattach it.
Remember to place your lens cap correctly, rear cap and body cap. This is so that dirt cannot get inside and cause damage to any parts of your lens or camera body.
5. Place your camera in a camera bag
You might consider buying a camera bag with padding if you have expensive equipment. These padded cases or bags can be made to fit different types of lenses and camera bodies. If you don’t have a special bag, you can wrap your camera with cushions before packing it into your carry-on bag. To avoid straining the lens, make sure the LCD is placed first.
Notice: To protect your camera from liquid spillages, make sure you place it in a bag that is not too heavy.
6. Plastic covers
Any type of plastic bag that fits over the body of your DSLR camera and seals out liquids, but still allows you to reach the buttons, will work. This bag is ideal for rain shootings. These handy covers can be purchased at photography supply shops. You can also use a hotel shower cap to protect your camera’s body if there are no suitable plastic covers.