The mistakes listed below are regularly made by most of us when we travel with our camera equipment while traveling. They have all been identified during a recent trip, they have all been sources of trouble, inconvenience, which could have been avoided with a minimum of prior care.
When traveling, take risks with your camera and not be able to bring back the memories so hoped it’s a pity. There are some of the most common mistakes, but we must be aware that we are committing them. This list should help you identify your own mistakes and think of simple remedies to avoid them. After the list of tips for any SLR user, here is a second list that only needs to be completed for the greater good of all our readers!
1- Leave the battery in the charger
When traveling, one of the problems we must solve daily is recharging the batteries of our digital devices. Whether it’s a DSLR or a compact camera, the cameras are energy-consuming and the trip is usually an opportunity to let go on the shutter. Naturally, you will recharge the evening when returning to the hotel or on your place of residence, comfortably install the battery in its charger and resume the next morning after the charge is over.
2- Have several uncharged batteries
You have ensured, you thought to take with you several batteries to avoid the dry failure. And besides, it can be used if you have (already) committed the error number 1 of this list (provided you store the batteries in your camera bag, anyway). Except that, often the spare batteries are not charged, or not enough, and suddenly no longer play their reserve role. A lot of Travel Blogger suggest making sure, before leaving in the morning, that all your batteries are fully operational.
3- Have one goal
Most of the time, the SLR kits have a unique case and lens. Or you have made the choice to travel light, and you have invested in a super mega zoom 18-200mm that meets all your needs. But do you know that this single goal can fail? This is particularly true with models featuring a vibration reduction system, sometimes weakened by the conditions endured while traveling.
That a case with an unusable lens is embarrassing. To avoid this predicament, always consider having a second goal with you. You have the choice to take the one that came with the kit and that you may have replaced, or a small focal fixed inexpensive and light. Even if this second objective limits you in your photographic choices, it is an excellent solution of relief to be able to continue to use your box.