Eight Skills Must Be Readed for Photographic Travel Abroad
- Oct 17, 2019
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Travel can always increase insights and make people see a more wonderful world. Many photographers aspire to see these beautiful sceneries in their own lives, because they are rare treasures in life, but when they calculate their budgets, they find that they need a lot of money. Travel photographer Nicole Fallek summarizes her travel and photography knowledge and writes down the following plans, hoping to make every cross-border trip more smooth and economical!
Take your camera with you wherever you go.
This is a matter of course for photographers! But it's worth mentioning that whether it's a cell phone, a disposable camera, a card machine or a single-chip SLR, you always need a camera on your body. In some places, professional cameras are not allowed, so you can replace them with small cards to continue shooting. Anything interesting happens during the journey, so be prepared in your own way at all times.
Tickets are not as expensive as you think.
Many people have misunderstood the ticket of international flights and think it must be very expensive. This invisibly creates a psychological barrier to cross-border travel, but there are many ways to avoid spending too much money on air tickets. First, weekend tickets are always more expensive than working day tickets, holiday tickets are more expensive, avoid these days when planning flights. Second, the use of third-party organizations to book tickets will be charged a fee. So it's best to book directly at the airline if you can. Third, pay attention to the information of airlines early, sometimes they will introduce some special fares, really cheap and cost-effective! Fourth, round-trip tickets are always cheaper than one-way tickets. Fifth, if you want to change planes halfway, make good preparations for the change in advance, including taking down the place name of the transit station, the number of the transfer, and so on. If you miss it carelessly, you will lose a lot. When turning the machine, remember to bring the camera and other equipment.
Avoid getting sick anyway
Tourism sickness is the most maddening thing! Especially when you plan all the itineraries beforehand, illness is the biggest reason to break the original plan! Here are some techniques for fighting disease. First, take vitamin C, laxatives and other essential medicines to ensure the immune system during travel. Second, pay attention to personal hygiene. If you are a fan of documentary photography, you will inevitably go to many places that ordinary travelers will not go to, that is more important to pay attention to. You may not be able to resist the local germs when you come from a foreign country. Thirdly, we should prepare the corresponding measures of acclimatization in advance. Make corresponding countermeasures according to your tourist destination. Fourth, if you are really ill, you must go to see a doctor. Don't think that you will get better and die in a few days.
Don't take too much stuff with you.
Get help from social networks
Maybe you can contact other photographers on the same journey to move forward together and help each other. You can also send your travel status to the social network from time to time, so that people who care about you can keep up to date. It would be great if you had friends at your destination.
Save money in any way possible
Sometimes you don't realize you're spending money on a trip, but money just sneaks away. It's not a waste of money. It's really necessary to spend it, but we still need to find ways to save money. For example, to be a sofa guest and sleep on a sofa in a local home; or to use some mobile apps to book hotel rooms at the extreme time of the night so that only a few good rooms can be booked in advance; to interact friendly with local residents, get their help, and give them appropriate feedback (you can take pictures for them). An excellent photo! Know the exchange rate, know the local cheap places, record their own expenditure, do not make a big mistake.
Safety always comes first
First, if your equipment is not insured, make sure you have a copy before you go abroad. Whether the equipment is lost or not, at least you don't need to pay too much attention to it. You still have to be careful, but don't worry too much. Second, you should pay attention to the local customs of your destination, what can be done and what shouldn't be done, and understand in advance. Some things are common in this country, but they are taboo in that country. Keeping enough caution when walking in other countries can make the journey smoother. Third, we should be vigilant. Travel is very happy, but you can't lose your vigilance at any time. It's necessary to keep your knapsack and belongings in hand. In particular, female friends are reminded here that they must pay attention to personal safety when they go out. Never go where you feel a little dangerous. Fourth, make sure that someone knows where you are and who you are with. Take your mobile phone with you at any time. Don't cut off contact with the outside world. Make sure no one else can't find you.
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