Summer’s here and travel plans are being made all over the world (myself included). Chances are, if you’re reading Yanik’s Photo School, you’ll have fun packing your photo gear for your trip.
This post isn’t about what to bring but more on how to bring it. It coincides with a recent mishap my good friend and fellow photographer Martin Perreault had with one of his lenses while traveling to Jamaica for a shoot. Take a look at my interview with Martin to see what not to do with your gear while traveling. 🙂
BTW: we mention putting the lens hoods on… we meant lens caps. We’re French Canadians, we’re aloud to make mistakes. 😉
So, to sum it all up, here are Martin’s recommendations:
- Keep your lenses off you camera body, especially with a big pro body
- Get insurance for your photo equipment
- If you keep your lens on your body, make sure it’s leveled
- Keep your lenses and other fragile gear in the padded area of your backpack. Don’t put them in the top compartment.
I’d like to thank Martin for taking the time to share is mishap with us. You can check out his site at: www.martinpreeault.com (note that there is adult content on his site).