Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Tips on how to Protect your DSLR Camera and Photography Equipment

Condensation hazards

Condensation can form when your camera moves from hot-to-cold, or cold-to-hot temperatures. This excess water can freeze damaging your equipment or expose the electronics to an unwanted water source. Keep your camera in a warm environment, but beware of excess body heat causing unwanted water upon your camera. Heat from your body in contact with a cold camera will produce condensation so ensure you’re as dry as possible. A lightweight case will protect your camera from your body heat.

Similarly when you bring your equipment inside from cold weather watch out for the formation of moisture on the camera from the presence of hot air. A simple sachet of silica gel will work wonders in removing the moisture from the air. Shoe boxes or professional camera shops remain a good place to source these silica gel sachets.


Windy weather and tripods

Be aware of how the wind can topple over your tripod and damage your camera. Look for a tripod that has a hook attachment allowing you to add counter weights to the base of the tripod. This provides additional anti-topple weighting through counter-balance. Your camera will then stay stable upon the tripod without the wind causing an additional hazard.


Tips to Protect a DSLR Camera from the Elements

Protecting your camera ensures your precious equipment stays in great condition without any damage. Your camera will often become exposed to harsh elements as you pursue the ideal photograph. Simple ways to protect your investment as well as extend the longevity of you camera will become second-nature. Guarding your camera against the elements remains an essential skill as well as surprisingly easy.


Consider Buying a Quality Carry Case

Purchasing a decent camera case will ensure you cameras protected as you travel from location to location. Many modern cases have padded insides that help absorb any minor impacts as well as stopping your camera getting scratched. A decent strap makes carrying your camera and case extremely comfortable. As well as protecting you camera carry bags also offer protection for you other photographic equipment including other lenses as well as filters.

Protection against rain and dust

Plastic bags make ideal guardians against rain and dust. Use an elastic band around the lens section to keep the bag in place and protect the lens from the elements. Not only will a plastic bag provide protection but will also allow you to carry on taking pictures. In an emergency you can also use a jacket, hat, or any other item of clothing. You can get dry easily a camera on the other hand can not.


UV filters to protect your lens

A good UV filter helps protect your lens from scratches and damage as you look for the perfect shot. UV lenses offer cheap effective protection, simply screwing onto the front of your camera lens.


Temperature and heat

Use a light colored towel to cover your camera when it’s outside and not directly in use. The heat from the sun will cause extreme damage to your camera if it’s left in direct sunlight as many modern cameras are black which attracts additional heat. Light colored towels remain the best choice as dark colors will absorb the extra heat.


Simple UV Protection

Keeping your camera protected from the elements means many years of using your equipment without the additional expense of replacing damaged equipment. Simple yet effective protection against heat, rain, wind and dust will ensure your camera operates smoothly for many yeas to come. A simple UV filter protects your lens from nasty scratches allowing your images to shine free from unwanted blemishes. Keep you protection simple and you’ll always have a way to safeguard your camera.

Sell your Photos on Shutterstock!