8 common mistakes photographers make on holiday (and how to get it right)

8 common mistakes all photographers make on holiday (and how to get it right)

Classic Travel Photography Mistakes: 02 Sand/water damaged kit

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Beaches make superb photographic opportunities, but they also one of the harshest environments for camera gear. Sand is abrasive and saltwater horrendously corrosive.

In good weather, when there’s no breeze to blow sand around, you can often get away without protecting your camera, but you never quite know what will happen so it’s a good idea to at least fit a clear filter onto your lens to protect the front element.

Is also a good idea to encase your camera in a protective covering, this may be a dedicated housing or case, but a clear plastic bag drawn tight around the end of the lens with an elastic band can also be used. There are also some even more DIY photography methods you can use.

When you’re on the beach avoid changing lenses at all costs, you don’t want any of the sand or salt to get inside the delicate workings of your camera.

It’s also a good idea to make sure that you have a large capacity card installed before you head onto the beach so there’s no need to change card halfway through your shoot.

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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