How to Keep Your Camera Safe When Travelling

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How to Keep Your Camera Safe When Travelling

Traveling is a lot more memorable and fun when you have a camera to capture the best moments of your trip. It allows you to go back and reminisce to these moments months or even years later after your trip. Therefore, you must ensure the safety of your camera when you’re out and travelling.

This article will share some tips on how to keep your camera safe while you’re on your trip – be it from burglary, water damage, general damage, or other accident.

  1. Study about your destinationit is advisable to study about your destination including demographics and other common incidents in the area so you have idea what to expect. You would know if you can bring big cameras or if you should just settle with a point-and-shoot one. You should also read some review on camera to know what is perfect for your trip or destination.
  2. Use a bag to carry your camerait is important to use a bag to carry your camera around. Do not expose your camera in public. Not only it can be dangerous in the eyes of bad people but it also makes your gadget prone to accident. Having a bag to store it when you’re not using it keeps it safe.
  3. Place your bag in frontand while you are walking or riding anything, it is recommended to place your bag in front. Hug it tight like you are carrying a baby. This is especially true when you are walking long miles or when you are riding a boat. You should guard it with all your might.
  4. Have someone to look out for your thingsit is nice to travel alone but travelling with a companion has its advantages too. Ask your travel buddy to look out for your things while you are away or doing something. This way, you can keep your things safe from burglars.
  5. Avoid looking like a photographeryes, you have a camera with you but you should not act like a photographer of some sort. Do not hang your camera on your neck all the time. It makes you look intimidating and it calls a lot of attention. So keep a low profile when travelling.
  6. Use zip lock or waterproof containerif you’re traveling by water, it is advisable to have your camera and gadgets inside a zip lock or waterproof container. These things are usually delicate with water so you do not want these things to be wet. Using zip lock will protect these from dust and water.
  7. Always keep it within your sightlastly, you should make sure to keep an eye on your belongings all the time. Do not leave them unattended even for a few minutes most especially if you were in a foreign land that you really do not know.

 In addition, it is advisable to have a back up all the time. Make sure to copy all your photos every night so you are ready in case something unexpected happens to your camera. It would be a big disappointment if you lose your camera or have it broken without having any sort of back up of your files and photos of your trip.

Travelling can be so much fun but it is still important to stay on-guard in terms of your belongings especially your camera and other gadgets that can be hot in the eyes of burglars and prone to accidents. Follow the tips that we discussed to make sure that your camera and thousands of your pictures are safe while you are out.

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One Comment

  1. Tes says:

    This is such a useful post. Also my problem is carrying too many cameras while traveling. You should do a post about how to organize gudgets while traveling, too :)