At some point, every photographer is going to be asked to travel to a location with a client; whether it’s across town or across the world, traveling with your gear is never easy and there are always risks involved. To help you prepare for the day you have to travel with gear, I reached out to past CreativeLive instructors and asked them to weigh-in with their best tips and tricks. Their knowledge is unique and their advice is extremely helpful – even to a hobbyist photographer like myself.
Travel insurance. Robyn candidly explains, “I know a lot of traveling humans who don’t have travel insurance. Just get it. It’s not worth having something possibly go wrong while you’re in a foreign country.”
Harddrives. “I travel with two (backups) plus my computer. One goes in my backpack and the other in my roller bag. Get something that’s practically bomb proof.”
Make your bag and camera look ‘crappy’. “I draw all over my bags, put tape on them, drag them through dirt and mud. Looks awful when I show up at a commercial gig, but when I’m out rummaging around in places that expensive gear has a target on it, I like to make my stuff look like less of a target.”
Canadian born and raised, Renee’s career started out years ago in the modeling world. Years later she’s swapped sides of the lens. Her style has developed into an ethereal combination of fact and fiction, merging together expertly shot photographs of unique and interesting subjects with hours of meticulous retouching in Photoshop to create easily recognizable imagery that is both stunning and distinctively her own. RSVP now for Renee’s upcoming class Creating Your Reality with Composite Photography.