I often get lots of interesting questions when it comes to cameras and travel. Should one bring an expensive camera or a smaller one that can be treated with a little less care (and fit in your backpack with ease). What about video and iPhones?
What about sharing photos on the go, or having a back up of your photos – there’s nothing worse then losing a month’s worth of travel pics, I hear about it on the road and people are always devastated when that happens.
There are a number of discussion points I want to run through (succintly of course), because there are some easy tips to ensure your trip is free of photo stress.
Do you bring a small point and click, or how about a DSLR beast of a Canon/Nikon instead? Your iPhone could work as well. What a choice conundrum!
We carry both because we’re travel bloggers and Trudy is an amateur photographer – we also love having lots of beautiful photos from different spots around the world. It may not be a priority for you, a point and click may be just what you’re after. Something simple to fire your backpacking memory neurons, to help remember places and stories without having to lug around the body and lenses of a digital SLR.
For some, their iPhone is just what they need. Not only does it do a whole bunch of other stuff, it takes great photos that can be edited and shared on the go straight from the device itself.
There’s a ton of ways you can share photos with family & friends on the go. So many in fact, that unless you’re travel blogging my advice would be to simply pick one method and tell everyone that’s how you’ll be doing it.
Those looking to double up on both storage, in-built photo editing software and share ability should check out the following and see what resonates:
If you’re after a straight out photo/video dumping spot just to ensure you’ve got backups, check out:
The key problem Trudy and I often came across was that uploading lots of photos and videos was often difficult when trying to travel and having to use slow/free WIFI. Utilising cloud storage for photo backups just doesn’t work in Myanmar.
If regularly uploading your snaps and raw data to cloud storage isn’t a great option based on where/how you’re travelling, Trudy has some top tips on avoiding data loss:
As I write this, Trudy is playing & printing out travel photos. It’s always fun to look and get creative with your travel photos – especially if you have a lot of them!
One cool idea is to create a photobook where you choose your best & favourite photos from your travels to make a fun coffee table read.
You could also make a folder on your computer to create a screen saver of fun travel snaps (stream it to your TV for maximum effect!), this will keep you eager to hit the road again.
How do you share snaps, avoid losing them & create your own visual travel memories?
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