Some people love to travel, while some love the art of photography.
Now there are travelers who are also love taking pictures of their latest journey.
For those special breeds of travelers, we have a good one for you.
In this article, we are going to feature a few important tips when traveling with a DSLR kit.
Traveling Tips When Carrying A DSLR
Let’s start covering grounds… so here’s the first one…
1. Pack Light. Take only what you need. Weight restrictions vary by airline and destination. Check it out first.
2. Do not check in the bag containing the camera bodies, the lenses and the media equipment. They are not exactly “caring” with your check-in bags.
3. Try to get a media pass and show it to the airline employees. Explain that you are carrying expensive, breakable equipment and cannot take the risk to check it in. A media pass will also get you discounted baggage rates.
4. Purchase a travel scale to make sure you don’t hit weight overages.
5. Inform the authorities that it is expensive equipment. This will ensure they handle it properly at security checking.
6. If you feel you’re overloaded, bring a jacket to carry your small electronic devices.
7. You will most likely be inspected when you have a lot of electronic equipment. You may also need to transfer items between your bags due to storage and weight limitations. To make it easy, don’t stuff your bags to the brim.
8. To prevent any loss of your work, keep data backups separately.
9. Buy high-quality accessory holders and cord keepers. This will help to keep everything visible and organized.
10. Do not leave the lenses attached to the bodies while traveling. It is a risk.
11. Make sure to take pictures of your packed baggage. Make sure that the items are insured. This will help if the baggage is stolen or lost.
12. Always make copies of your travel records, ID’s etc, and keep them in a safe place.