Many photographers have to fit their hobby around a full-time job, so their annual vacation is the perfect opportunity to spend some time taking photographs.
In the seventh part of her ongoing series about how to avoid making classic photographic mistakes our head of testing, Angela Nicholson, takes a look at some of the problems photographers encounter on holiday and offers some expert advice about how to avoid them.
Classic Travel Photography Mistakes: 01 Kit damaged in transit
Hand luggage allowances are very restricted on some airlines and this makes it tempting to squeeze some of your kit into your hold luggage, but it’s a temptation that is best resisted.
Standard suitcases and bags often take quite a pounding and delicate cameras and lenses are easily damaged.
If you are going to put some of your photographic kit in the hold make sure it’s in a case that is specifically designed for the purpose.
The possible exceptions to this rule are things like your tripod, memory cards and battery charger, these are usually sturdy enough to be able to survive the trip in a hold surrounded by your underwear.
PAGE 1 – Classic Travel Photography Mistakes: 01 Kit damaged in transit
PAGE 2 – Classic Travel Photography Mistakes: 02 Sand/water damaged kit
PAGE 3 – Classic Travel Photography Mistakes: 03 Kit damaged by cleaning
PAGE 4 – Classic Travel Photography Mistakes: 04 Underexposed beach shots
PAGE 5 – Classic Travel Photography Mistakes: 05 Blurred night-time shots
PAGE 6 – Classic Travel Photography Mistakes: 06 Images full of tourists
PAGE 7 – Classic Travel Photography Mistakes: 07 Upsetting the locals
PAGE 8 – Classic Travel Photography Mistakes: 08 Gear overheating or freezing
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