7 must have items when traveling with gear
Traveling with gear is a part of our job as photographers and cinematographers, unless you shoot exclusively in your studio. Now granted, some of us travel into more remote places and photograph in more extreme conditions. Our gear is delicate, heavy and needs some special care to work, so that we can produce the video or capture the images that our clients have hired us for. Here are 7 things you need to know that are vital when your traveling with gear on the road:
Your gear needs power
Your gear needs protection
We all have our favorite camera bags. My camera gear lives in ThinkTank airport international bags, because I don’t have to repack for carry on size restrictions. (Always check your airline before you fly 3 major airlines just reduced their carry on size – although I’m still good with my ThinkTank bags). However when your traveling, remember that your gear does not only need physical protection, but also protection from people who would love to take it from you. My Stormcase hard cases fly inside a beat up old backpack or black Navy duffle bag, I always cringe when I see someone’s Pelican cases with the studio logo stenciled on them come down the baggage carrousel.
5 more essential tips for traveling with your gear
Read about the other 5 tips for traveling On the Road with your photo and video gear in Strictly Business, the American Society of Media Photographer‘s blog, check out what other bloggers are writing about getting labor saving tips and tricks:
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