Travel Advice for Photographers From a Pilot & 2 Travelers
Making Sure Your Trip Goes Well
Today’s Episode Timeline
- 0:05 – The guys give an intro and Amelia sneezes
- 1:20 -Announcing winners from last week
- 2:20 – Bringing the essentials
- 3:35 – Buy clothes when you get to the location
- 4:25 – Taking your gear on a walk
- 6:35 – What you should take with you and what you should leave at home
- 10:00 – Great advice on getting gear at your location
- 13:40- Where you should sit on the plane
- 16:40- Advice for checking baggage
- 19:15- Planning enough time for your trip
- 23:35- This week’s contest!
Last Week’s Contest Winner
- Seth DuBois- Killer landscape and awesome Punctum
- Damian Sanchez- Really great emotions in this black and white, this is what it is all about
- Phil Shoebottom- Great use of negative space
- Wes Powell- UMMMM This is just amazing.
- Mark Feliciano- Great landscape and a different view of the golden gate
This Week’s Contest
What is your best advice for photographers traveling with their gear.
Bonus points for including an awesome story!
5 People will each win 1 PRO Photoshop Tutorial.
Just post your entry in a comment to this episode. Contest will be open all week long, with the winners chosen in next Monday’s Phlearn!
Some of the Goodies Mentioned in Today’s Episode
- Bose Noise Canceling Headphones – Get away from the screaming babies and fans
- SKB Golf Travel Case - Great case for carrying light stands, softboxes etc. SKB will replace parts for free
- Pelican Camera Case - All around great cases for anything. Totally indestructable.
Best Tips From Today’s Episode
- Travel light – It can be very tempting to bring everything you know on a trip, but the best thing you can do is to go through your gear and pull everything you don’t NEED. This includes extra prime lenses, grip, gels, and other things you don’t use on every shoot. Try to figure out your shoots ahead of time, and leave all the gear that doesn’t meet the needs of the shoots.
- Sit in the back of the plane – They always load planes from back to front, so getting your seat in the back will mean you can board earlier, and have enough room for your stuff in the overhead bins.
- Bring plenty of snacks – Anything you can do to keep from feeling horrible after a long flight is worth doing. This includes bringing an empty water bottle and filling it from a water fountain after you go through security. Bring some protein bars for the journey and for the shoot.
- Use Twitter to rent gear – Indirectly anyways, you can tweet to your followers to see if anyone in the city you are going to has some gear you can borrow. Better yet, you can ask a person with many followers who lives in that city to blast the message to their followers. Having friends really pays off.