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Tips for Traveling with a Digital Camera

An important item most people take with them on their travels is a digital camera. The camera sizes range from pocket sized cameras to the larger DSLR cameras. I have a wide variety of digital cameras, with use depending on the length of the trip and my needs onsite when working on stories. Here are just a few tips I’ve learned through experience while traveling with digital cameras.

It’s in the Bag

No matter what type of digital camera you own, you need to make sure to keep it protected during transport from Point A to Point B. When I travel with my Canon Rebel and extra lenses, I pack my camera and gear in my Jill-e patent pink camera bag. It has tons of pockets and protective areas for my camera body, lenses, and accessories. I don’t always need such a large bag, and have found the Vera Bradley hipster to be a great size to wear around theme parks and day trips when a bit more active.

Power Up

One thing to remember when traveling with a digital camera is to make sure all of your electronics are fully charged BEFORE leaving for your trip. Be sure to bring extra batteries and a charger so that you can always stay powered up. I recently purchased a Nikon Coolpix L120, which uses 4 AA batteries. My Rayovac Everyday Use Charger came in handy during my recent trip to Branson, Missouri. It charges 4 AA or 4 AAA rechargeable batteries in a flash.

Play your cards right

It’s always a good idea to bring along an extra memory card for your digital camera. The beauty of digital cameras is that you can take loads of photos. It would be a shame to fill up a card halfway through your family vacation, only to have to take time out of your trip to stop and shop for an extra card.

Capture the Memories

Be sure to tell a story with your photos and capture all those special moments during your travels. When I’m not traveling, I like to look through my older photos and remember a first experience or the personalities I met along my journey. A fun way to share your stories and memories through photos is with a digital photo frame or make a photo book or scrapbook.

Do you have any tips for traveling with a digital camera? Be sure to check out tips for photographing fireworks should you plan on enjoying 4th of July or New Year’s Eve fireworks.

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  1. I’ve only got a small Samsung digital camera but I never thought about taking an extra memory card – Good idea.
    Thanks .

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