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: 03 Kit damaged by cleaning

How to clean a camera lens: step 3

When you’ve been in a harsh environment it’s always a good idea to give your camera and lens a clean, but this needs to be done with great care to avoid causing damage.

Before removing the lens, opening the battery door or taking out the card, use a blower to blow any sand grains off the camera and lens.

Then brush your kit with a soft brush to make sure any loose particles have gone.

Only when you’re sure that any sand particles have been removed should you start using a cloth or cleaning fluid on the lens, viewfinder and LCD screen.

If you start wiping before the sand is removed you run the risk of scratching your kit.

Pay particular attention to the lens mount area of your camera, and after cleaning the outer body and removing the lens, clean the mount to ensure that no sand is present.

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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