Memorial Day is the official kick-off to summer vacation time. Leo Calagaz from Calagaz photo joined us on Studio10 with tips for vacationing with your camera.
Beach Trip (Water, sand and cameras don't like each other!)
-There are a few waterproof cameras on the market today that are perfect for the beach, pool, boat, etc…
-Don't leave your DSLR cameras exposed to the outdoor elements
-Think about your car after you've been at the beach all day – the film that covers your windows from the salt air.
-The same thing happens to your camera if you're carrying it around without a case; this can cause corrosion/damage
-Bring your battery & charger
-Bring a spare battery too, since the battery in your camera can't be bought at a drug store
-Bring several memory cards
-Yes, you can fit all of your vacation photos on a large 32GB memory card but here's why you should reconsider using several smaller cards:
-Back-up: Cards will corrupt for no reason
-If your card does get corrupted, turn off the camera and remove the memory card. Calagaz can try to perform a data recovery on your card when you return.
-Organizing: Use 1 card for each day of your trip to easily find photos upon your return.
-Protection: If your camera is stolen, you've only lost the camera and one day's memory cards. The rest of your irreplaceable family memories are on the other cards.
If you're looking for a camera upgrade and don't mind having a previously owned camera – Calagaz now sells used photo equipment. They also also buy and trade used cameras and lenses.
Leo's disclaimer: "We aren't looking for cameras that have been stored in the attic or garage for 20 years! Film cameras no longer have any value and we don't want to insult anyone if they're bringing in a camera they paid $500 for in 1972."
For more information:
Mobile: (251)478-0487 | 90 Springdale Blvd, Mobile AL
Pensacola: (850)476-2697 | 6895 A North 9th Ave, Pensacola FL
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