"Top 10 Travel Tips for Photographers" - Digital Photography Podcast 131


Here are ten things you don't want to forget when you hit the road on a photo vacation. Some of these items you'll have packed already, but there will be others that I hope you add to the mix. The list is:

  1. Insulated lunch bag such as the eBags Crew Cooler.
  2. Portable tripod. The Gorillapod is a favorite.
  3. Extra storage cards. They are cheap and indispensable on the road.
  4. Both compact and DSLR cameras.
  5. Model releases.
  6. Business cards.
  7. 3x5 cards with a couple pens.
  8. Non-camera bag.
  9. List of important URLs or a Smart Phone.
  10. Extra charged batteries and their chargers.

In the podcast, I explain why each of these items are on the list.

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Hi Derrick,

I listened to this podcast on the train last night and did indeed pick up a couple of new ideas.

I thought of something when you mentioned the ninth point - list of URLs. I've solved this issue a little while ago. I would store bookmarks on different computers, some at work, some at home, then you might swap browsers and have to import them over, etc, etc.

Check out the site:


that's the url. No www in front, just the word delicious (with the dots in the correct place) - easy to remember. It's free too.

You store your bookmarks on the net. That way you can find them from any computer. By default, bookmarks you post are made public but you can make them private (I don't tend to do this). You can search through everyones bookmarks or just your own. If using Firefox, find the plugin which adds buttons to make the lookup and posting process even easier.

Paul Merrett

Great tips. Thanx ;-).

Great tips. Thanx ;-).

Great tips. Thanx ;-).

I have will do some checklist. Thanks for your tips.

I will do some checklist. Thanks for your tips

There are certainly a lot of details like that to take into consideration. That?s a great point to bring up. I offer the thoughts above as general inspiration but clearly there are questions like the one you bring up where the most important thing will be working in honest good faith. I don?t know if best practices have emerged around things like that, but I am sure that your job is clearly identified as a fair game.

This has been really interesting but how do I bookmark this? I tried Digg but do I have to sign up first?

This has been really interesting but how do I bookmark this? I tried Digg but do I have to sign up first?

This has been really interesting but how do I bookmark this? I tried Digg but do I have to sign up first?