If you are like me it is very easy for you to lose your camera or have something terrible happen to it. It happens to me all of the time but with my new camera I am going to do everything I can to protect it from the elements as well as from any accidents that might happen to it. When traveling with a camera the elements as well as accidents can happen such as the camera getting rained on or dropped in a puddle to sand getting into the lens while you are in the beach. However if you follow the tips listed below you will find that your camera will last much longer and all of your cherished pictures will be safe and sound.
Use The Camera Strap
Your camera comes with a wrist or a neck strap for a reason. This reason is to secure your camera on your body. Unfortunately many people remove these straps because they get in the way while you are taking your pictures. The good news is that if you use the wrist strap the camera and the strap will be secure and will not get in the way. These straps are used to keep you from dropping your camera off of a boat or a cliff.
People are spending money on protecting their cell phones from accidents by purchasing cases that are crushproof. These cases are also made for cameras and are not only crushproof but waterproof and dustproof as well.
Select A Camera That Is Tough
All cameras will react differently to different things. The good news is that there are cameras that are built for the tough traveler and can stand up to the abuse that it is given. If you are a tough traveler you should do the research before making your camera purchase.
Floating Camera Strap
The good news is that you have purchased a case for your camera that has made it waterproof. The bad news is that you have dropped your camera case and all into the water and it sunk. This would not have happened if you had the floating camera strap. If you drop your camera into the water you will be able to grab it quickly with the strap that floats therefore saving your camera from being gone forever.
Yes they do make waterproof cameras but these cameras are very expensive. The good news for you is that they make waterproof cases for your current camera and they are not really that expensive. Not only will your camera be safe from getting wet but it will also be able to be used under the water to take pictures through the case.
Purchase A Gorilla pod
A Gorilla pod is similar to a tripod but better because it is flexible and weighs less than a typical tripod. These pods will help you to get the shot that you need or want without having to use a ledge or a rock to help hold up the camera and risk it falling over.
Purchase The Insurance
If you are a person who is always breaking your electronics you should probably take advantage of the opportunity to purchase the warranty or accident insurance on your camera. Most of the plans will offer one hundred percent protection on your camera if something happens to it that results in mechanical failures as well as any damage caused by you dropping it.
Your camera carries very many different memories that you will cherish for a lifetime. You should protect the camera just as you would your memories to keep them safe. No one wants to find his or her cameras lost forever.