Whether you’re a novice photographer or paid professional, there’s a good chance you love to travel, see the world and capture the amazing views that surround you. You can use these four tips to travel easier and lighter the next time you go on a photography trip.
1. TRAVEL LIGHT
In the midst of packing for an exciting photography trip, it can be easy to become overwhelmed with what to pack. When it comes to packing your own belongings, be mindful of what you choose to take with. Ask yourself: what can be reused? Can an item like shoes be worn again to save space?
2. RENT ONCE YOU’RE THERE
Today’s modern world makes it easy for you to pick up and go – without having to lug expensive equipment halfway around the world. Before you leave for your trip, research if there are local photographers or studios you can rent equipment from throughout your trip. Especially if you will need bulky lighting or audio equipment, this might even be a cost-effective way to lighten your load on checked baggage.
3. ORGANIZATION IS KEY
Imagine this: you’ve been waiting 45 minutes to go through airport security. You get up to the front of the line, go to take out your expensive camera and all of the sudden a pair of rogue chargers creates an avalanche out of your backpack! Lesson = learned. For what you do choose to bring with, keep it organized. Packing cubes, cord detanglers and camera bags are multifunctional and low-cost items that can save you time and frustration.
4. MEMORIES LAST A LIFETIME
Time is one of the very few things in life that you can never get back. Be sure to pack a handful of compact memory cards (they won’t take up too much space in nearly any bag) so you know you’ll bring home just the right pictures to show family and friends.
This content was created in partnership with Best Western.