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Travelling Light

"Travelling abroad by air plane can be very restrictive for your gear. It all depends on the type of trip you are taking and the type of images you are hoping to shoot as Simon Watkinson explains"

Going overseas can present some major problems and dilemmas regarding the camera equipment that you want to take. If you travel by boat then this is not going to be such an issue, but the minute you step onto an airplane, weight becomes the deciding factor. There are several things that can be done to keep the weight down, but most importantly ask yourself what type of trip you are taking and what type of images you will be hoping to shoot. Then pack accordingly.

Starting at the very beginning, check your insurance to make sure that it covers you for the full amount of equipment that you are taking. Some people rely on their household insurance, but this may well not cover you at all or may only cover a small portion of the initial cost of your equipment. If you plan to take equipment in “hold” luggage and not on the aircraft with you, you are not...

Read this and many more articles in High Definition inside Issue 14 of Landscape Photography Magazine.

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Simon Watkinson

Internationally renowned photographer Simon Watkinson ABIPP has had over 25 years of experience in professional Photography and was one of the pioneers of the digital age.

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