Camera Safety Travel Tips
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8 Safety Tips For When Traveling With A Camera - Quick list of tips to help you keep your camera safe while on holiday.
Make A ChecklistBefore you leave for the airport make a list of all the equipment you're taking with you, writing down the serial and model numbers too. It'll also help if you take photos of your equipment for your records.
InsuranceMake sure you have the right insurance just in case your equipment's stolen or damaged. If you're unsure if your equipment's covered, read your policy or ring your insurer.
If you're planning a few day trips don't go alone. That way, when you're framing up your shot, your 'buddy' can watch your camera bag and any other equipment you have.
Don't Take Trips On Your Own
What's Your Bag Look Like?Don't use a bag that screams: "Look! I have a very expensive camera in here." Manfrotto's Stile+ collection is designed to look more fashionable and as a result, they look more like everyday bags rather than the stereotypical photographer's bag that people instantly know will have gear in them.
Don't Put Your Bag DownEven when you're taking a photo don't leave your bag on the floor and never leave it unattended. When you're in busy locations such as markets, carry the bag on your front as if it's on your back, there is the chance that someone could access it without you knowing. You may think you look a little silly but that's better than finding all of your gear's gone.
Don't just take one memory card with you as if it's stolen or lost that's it. Always carry a spare in your bag and keep one locked away in your hotel room too, just in case.
Carry Spare Memory Cards
Put Your Equipment In A NetYou can buy safety nets which you place your equipment in and then you fasten the net to a solid object that's fastened down.
Use A SafeMost rooms have safes that will fit memory cards, chargers, compacts or a small DSLR body in. If
you have lots of kit or there's no safe in your room, ask at reception to see if they have them available at the desk. Just make sure you make a note of everything you hand over and take images so you have proof if anything goes missing.
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