Caring for your camera while traveling

The camera is the indispensable tool of an adventurous traveler who wants to document their adventures. Sometimes we unknowingly damage the camera while traveling and also lose the invaluable memories of where we were and the times we had. To avoid this we propose the method to take care of your camera so that you get the most out of your trip.

What kind of camera are you using? There are all kinds of cameras, which will help you make those amazing photographs that upon returning from your trip will make you feel like you’re on vacation yet.

But as I was saying, each different type of camera will serve for different occasions, I mean the kind of activity you’re doing, for example if you’re doing diving or snorkeling not in for a digital camera or SLR being destroyed at the very moment a drop of water touch.

Therefore I will divide my “tips to protect your camera” according to the machine type:

Caring for your digital camera

The digital camera has two vulnerable parts mainly: the lens (optical) and electrical components.

1. Lens care

E l target, where the lens is, we must take care to avoid staining, wet or scratched, as the photographs we take will be a true reflection of what is seen through that lens and if it is dirty or damaged, these defects will come into the picture.

2. Avoid walking with the camera “air”

So if you’re near a waterfall or water may splash we must take care not to walk with the camera “air” for an hour. Let me make this very clear, do not say we do not enjoy the most of our trip but on the contrary, that we look after our equipment just to save us trouble.

3. Caring for your camera on the beach

Likewise, although we do not realize, at the beach the sea rages. Have you noticed the cars that are near the ocean? They are corroded by salt. The same woods lifeguards boxes that have not changed.

Exhibit for a long time your camera to the beach, even out of the water, you can affect it. I suggest that when yocamera while travelingu get back to the hotel to clean it with an alcohol wipe. As the sea is the problem of sand flying in the wind and can scratch the display.

4. Caring for your digital camera batteries

Finally there is the battery problem. Try not to leave them in your camera when not going to use and never let the sun. This can cause the batteries to burst the hell out acid and definitely will ruin the internal circuitry.

Caring for your underwater camera or waterproof

Submersible cameras or watertight (hermetically sealed plastic box) to take pictures underwater are more vulnerable to neglect. This means that if you do not take precautions, it’s easier to be damaged. We tell you how to care your waterproof or submersible camera:

1. Stored in a secure wrapper

Submersible digital cameras or those that come to use with sealed (airtight plastic cases) need to be closely guarded. To protect your camera we recommend:

  • Far from the light: Try to keep it in a dark place, as direct sunlight can damage the sealing or camera.
  • In a cool: Heat can damage your camera, and if you’re into the sealed chamber, may condense and see water droplets inside the case that can ruin your camera.
  • Shockproof: It is best to wrap the camera or tight in a towel, to prevent knock and damage. Remember that the minimum crack can make between water, leaving your camera unusable.
  • IMPORTANT: If your dispatch sealed in the hold, for the world miss closed because the pressure difference between the inside and the outside of the sealed can spoil. 

2. Protect water below

  • Always with the camera strapped to your hand.
  • Try not to hit anything, to prevent cracks and possible leaks.
  • All cameras have a maximum depth that can submerge, not that depth superstructures.
  • If you have a tight and it’s the first time you use it, instead of entering the camera, put a tissue paper inside and submerge. If your tight is defective, the part will get wet, and will save your camera. 

3. Take away the salt

Salt is bad for a camera or waterproof. If you used your camera in salt water, it is important to just back after your walk, or let the camera watertight submerged in fresh water for about an hour. You can also leave it under a directed stream of water to remove all salt.

Do not use detergents or soaps with fresh water is sufficient.

4. While your camera dry and wrap in a towel

When you’re done, dry your camera well. Go to leaving it in a cool, dry place, resting on a towel. If the weather is with you, it will be dry in a few hours. Then, wrap and store in a dry towel to turn inside a sealed plastic.


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