Vacations and Travel will never be complete without taking pictures through a camera. Everyone wants to remember the spots, moments and experiences. Time stops on photos. Nothing will be frustrating than missing the opportunity to have pictures because of a small remaining space in the camera or low battery.
To avoid the frustrations of running out of battery and memory capacity or forgetting the camera, here is a guide to help you out.
1. The right camera for the trip
Where will you go? Are you going to beaches, resorts, parks, mountains, etc. Your Go-Pro camera will be a waste if you will just go to the park instead of hiking on the mountains or volcanoes. If you are going to the beach, have a waterproof and dust-proof camera. If you will walk or trek a lot, bring lighter small cameras. For heavy camera and accessories, make sure you have a vehicle to bring these and match these to your destination and photography level. If you are just going to take memories on the not so special occasions, a small digital camera is enough.
If you have skills in photography and want to take professional photos, choose a right carrying bag with right compartments. If you will conduct an outdoor photo shoot alone, just use a normal bag so strangers will be not aware that you are holding an expensive camera.
Make sure that when buying a camera, know the suitable memory cards, batteries and if it has available support. If you will focus more on leisure activities, bring a light camera such as DSLR cameras because if you will bring a heavy one, you will have a tendency to just leave this on your hotel room. Also don’t bring expensive cameras without because there might be a chance for it to get stolen.
2. Charge the Batteries and bring extra
Always charge your batteries before your travel. Don’t miss the opportunity of capturing wonderful things. Also, bring an extra battery or power bank with you. It will be best to remove the batteries after charging because the camera still consumes these even if it is turned off.
3. Better have small capacity memory cards than a large one
Good thing that we can see the shots immediately on the digital camera unlike before that you have to take care of the film from being exposed to many things just to develop pictures. But upon seeing the shots, does you camera still has space? Just bring small capacity memory cards so all your pictures will not be on risk. Not only you will experiencing memory card damage but it will be also risky to lose a single memory card where all your pictures are there.
If you have a laptop, transfer the photos there immediately every day to preserve the happenings of your trip.
4. The right tripod or monopod
Monopods are in. You don’t need to bother a stranger for him or her to take your group pictures. In case of bringing tripods, you have to choose a lighter weight one so taking pictures will not be a hassle especially if you will be capturing quick events.
For professional photos, just bring a small one for hiking or trekking while a standard or bigger one if taking pictures on the ground. Make sure it can stand on ground or check if you still need a tripod on sandy and muddy places.
Preserving memories and sharing moments are the best way to cherish your adventures when you go back home. It will be best to have your most precious moments be printed on photo paper so in case your new friends will visit you, they will see the pictures and immediately can connect with you leading to more conversations and deeper friendship.