When traveling, most everyone wants to preserve their memories in photos. If you are like me, I try to capture everything of my trip. The good thing with digital cameras is that it’s digital. No need for developing film. With digital, you can take as many pictures as you want and always delete them later if not to your liking.
On a typical two week vacation, I usually take somewhere around 1,500 pictures. By the time I narrow them down to the ones I want to keep I usually end up with around 1,000 +/-. Out of the 1,000 or so, only about 10% or less are actually good shots. I keep the 1,000 or so anyway because they capture everything that I did during my trip. I store the photos on DVD’s for backup so I don’t clutter my computer’s hard drive.
It is important to keep your photo equipment from the elements. I use a camera specific backpack which houses all my equipment. Sometimes it gets heavy but if I don’t need everything then I unpack some of the unnecessary items to lighten the load. The backpack is also handy for carrying other items as well.
My gear consists of a DSLR, different lenses, backup batteries and memory cards, a flash and cleaning items. I also have a backup point and shoot camera and a digital media reader. The media reader can read my memory cards and I can store pictures on it if I find that I am running out of room on my memory cards. The media reader has a larger screen than both my cameras so it is handy to review the pictures taken on your trips.
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