Traveling with your camera can be an experience of the nerve going to those who are not familiar with travel of camera – loaded. Fears of damage and theft to weigh heavily on the minds of the photographers to travel. There are a few ways to make your next trip with your camera more joy and less of a situation of stressed.
Regardless of how you travel, there are some basic guidelines that you must follow to help prevent theft.
Keep a list of the description of the equipment with serial numbers
The police can ‘t identify your camera, based on the description alone, serial numbers are very important.
Permanently label each piece of equipment
The majority of the thieves will take out a piece of equipment, as soon as they realize that is marked. Write your name and phone number if there is space) in each piece of equipment. You can use a permanent marker (photo pen really dip plastic) or have a professional jeweler to record the information.
Carry your equipment in bags.
Bags printed with Canon or Nikon are like neon signs for thieves. Use a bag with no logo of camera to avoid attracting undue attention to your equipment.
Carry on just the equipment you’ll need
Carrying a lot of extra equipment means more bags and more attention to your equipment. It also makes it more difficult to follow as you travel.
Get rid of the logos
As your camera bag, that bright white “Canon DSLR” stamped on his neck strap is a marker for tempting for thieves. While it is always obvious what camera you are using for a professional thief, neck ribbon the logo stored in stock may indicate a “rookie” owner of camera and an easy target.
One of the best things you can do when traveling with your camera is to be confident. The robbers want an easy target. They almost always choose the person nervous and confused about who strides through an area as if they own the place.
There is also a situation specific tips that can help you protect your camera against thieves and damage.
Pack up your things in bags padding designed for equipment.
There are numerous bags on the market, specifically designed for photographic equipment. These bags are expensive but are designed for specific types of cameras and are cushioned against shock. Lowepro is one of the premier brand bag that is well known for the quality.
Use your hand baggage allowance
When flying, plans to use his photographic equipment as part of their allowance of hand baggage. This will help to protect your equipment from possible damage in the cargo compartment.
Lock your bag / gear
When traveling in a crowd (as in an airline), consider a small block to your bag of camera. This may help to avoid professional thieves “pick your pocket”, leaving the bag on his shoulder. In addition, the jamming equipment is left alone in a hotel room, it is a good idea. You can use a cable lock through the zipper pull to fix the portable bag for a sturdy piece of furniture. It is often safer to leave their equipment in the trunk of his car than insecure in a hotel room or on the front of the car.
Keep your equipment with you.
Avoid leaving your stuff out of your sight if possible. If you have packed light this should not be a problem. I ate in restaurants with my bag on the seat next to me (on the side of a wall).
I know that the policy of the bag.
Do not forget to check ahead of time with your destination for conditions of bag. If you get into a tourist attraction, with a camera bag and say there is no bags are allowed, you are faced with the choice of leaving your expensive equipment in a locker public or leave without looking at the attraction.
Finally, remember to hold your equipment before you travel. This way you will have the guarantee of replacement equipment should something happen to your equipment today.