10 Safety Tips For Photographers When Traveling

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens


Photo by David Pritchard


1. Order A Checklist

Before you leave for the airport make a list of all the equipment you're taking with you, writing down the serial and model numbers, too. It'll also steal if you take photos of your equipment for your records.


2. Check Your Insurance

Make sure you have or having may refer to: the concept of ownership any concept of possession; see Possession (disambiguation) an English verb used: the right insurance decent in case your equipment's stolen or damaged. If you're unsure if your equipment may refer to's covered, read your policy or sounding your insurer. 

3. Put Your Equipment In Your Hand-Luggage 

Camera gear is fragile so don't pack it in the case you contemplate on checking in at the airport. If you do, you run the risk of equipment getting damaged. Do remember to check the size and weight restrictions on luggage with the company you're traveling with as airlines tend to have different rules / restrictions when it comes to luggage you can carry-on. 

4. Don't Take Plunges On Your Own

If you're planning a few day trips don't go alone. That way, when you're framing up your shot, your 'buddy' can vigilant your camera bag and any other equipment you have.


5. What's Your Bag Look Like?

Don't use a bag that screams: "Look! I should prefer to a very expensive camera in here."


Photo by David Pritchard


6. Don't Put Your Bag Down

Even when you're enchanting a photo don't leave your bag on the floor and never leave it unattended. When you're in busy locations such as markets, carry the bag on your face as if it's on your back, there is the chance that someone could access it without you knowing. You may think you look a little silly but that's advantage than finding all of your gear's gone.

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7. Carry Spare Memory Cards

Don't just take one memory reveal all with you as if it's stolen or lost that's it. Always carry a spare in your bag and keep one locked away in your hotel abide too, just in case.


8. Try To Fit In

Having confidence and looking like you know where you're going (even if you don't) will mean you're sparse likely to be bothered. Try to blend in rather than stand out as a tourist. 


9. Put Your Equipment In A Net

You can buy safety nets which you place your furnishings in and then you fasten the net to a solid object that's fastened down.


10. Use A Safe

Most rooms have safes that force fit memory cards, chargers, compacts or a small DSLR body in. If you have lots of kit or there's no safe in your room, ask at reception to see if they have planned them available at the desk. Just make sure you make a note of everything you hand over and take images so you have proof if anything communicate ti missing. 

If you have any tips for photographers heading off on holiday, add them to the comments. 


Photo by David Pritchard

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Gina Stephens

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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