Tips for air travel with camera gears

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Being a photographer is tough to carry camera gear on your long travelling journey. Because while travelling there are various situations in which your camera gear might get damaged or go missing. As a result, the damage is difficult to recover, and it cost too much.

Here in this blog, we mainly discuss the ways in which you can travel safely with your camera gears. So, let’s discuss the ways in which you can carry your camera gears safely:

Carry What You Really Need

Usually, travellers do these mistakes as they carry more than they need on their travelling journey. So, bring only those gears that you need.

It’s really alluring to cram every lens into your bag with a thought that you might need it. Believe me! It’s not a good idea. The less you carry, the less you have to look after, and a lot easier for you to carry your camera gears.

Carry It With You

When you are travelling through flight, avoid keeping your camera in checked luggage. Or you are a traveller with professional photography work.

In that case, you have to carry multiple cameras with you, and you can set up your camera in locked cases. But for rest 99%, it’s absolutely no to keep cameras in checked luggage.

Instead of carrying your camera in an old backpack, I recommend you to get a camera bag that supports a removable camera storage compartment.

In this way, you can keep your camera gears safe in checked luggage. But make sure that your baggage must fulfill the airline baggage requirement.

It happened to me in one of my air travel, when I’m taking almost every camera gear with my clothing. I booked my flight ticket to Barcelona.

After completing my packing, my friend suggested me to check the baggage policy of the flights. Later I realized that I was carrying 4.4lbs more weight as per the flight baggage policy.

Try To Avoid Original Camera Box

Always remember that, if you are carrying a camera in its original bag through an airport then it might be an invitation to a suspicious person waiting to grab and steal…
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