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: 08 Gear overheating or freezing

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If you’re heading to an extreme climate, don’t forget that this could cause problems for your camera gear.

Very cold conditions, for example, can effectively kill batteries and make operating the camera extremely difficult.

Go prepared with a few spare batteries that you can keep it nice and warm inside your jacket.

A couple of hand warmers may come in handy to keep frost bay and help keep the battery chamber warm.

You also need to be careful when heading inside, out of the cold, as condensation can form on your camera.

The best solution is to seal your camera and lens inside a plastic bag along with a few sachets of silica gel to absorb any moisture before you go indoors.

Leave your camera for while to warm up slowly before taking it out of the bag, downloading images and recharging the battery.

Very hot climates are also problematic, a camera may cut out in extreme heat and lubricants may become liquid, spreading onto areas where they shouldn’t.

Try to keep your camera and lens out of direct sunlight and shelter them whenever possible.

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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