I recently noticed my camera had a lot of dirt on it, so I took it to the nearest creek and threw it in for a good scrubbing. OK, maybe not, what actually happened was every photographer's nightmare. Setting up on the side of a creek to photograph a series of rapids, I tripped, with the result of my camera getting a solid dunking. Now, speaking from experience, this is what we call an "Oh [email protected]#t!!!..." moment. A 10 on the "Brown Pants" scale. In other words, an unpleasant experience. However, quick action and a proper drying out process can, … [Read more...] about What to Do When Your Camera Gets Dropped in Water
This post is going to be my little PSA for all photographers out there. Whether you consider yourself a professional or not, whether you have a ton of equipment or just a body and a lens or two, please, for the love of all images, get yourself insured!!! This friendly PSA comes from experience. Several years ago there was around a dozen photographers in my area that experienced break ins where nothing was taken except their photo equipment. I was one of them. After coming home from a conference where Canon had cleaned all my equipment, I had … [Read more...] about Be Smart: Get Insured
Being a photographer, whether as a hobbyist or a professional, requires us to have gear. Much of that gear is expensive, be it cameras, lenses, tripods, and even some accessories. Due to the nature of our work, we will oftentimes be out-and-about with our camera equipment, which involves the risk of losing our gear, having it stolen, or even damaged by the elements. These things can innocently happen to the best of us, and if/when they do happen it's much better to be prepared than to be without a camera, or your savings ... or to ask complete … [Read more...] about Photographers: Be Smart, Be Safe, Be Insured
It's every photographer's nightmare. You park your car at the bank, or the dry cleaners for just 10 minutes. You come back and all your gear has been stolen from your car in a smash and grab. You'll certainly have that sick feeling in your stomach, followed by panic, rage and ultimately resolve. But how will you be made whole again? … [Read more...] about What Happens if Someone Steals Your Gear?