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What to Take When Travelling, Article Series – Digital Camera

22 November 2011 2 Comments

Next on my list of what to take when travelling is an item that is not only essential whilst travelling, but continues to deliver long after the trip has expired. Continue reading for your latest travel tips, and remember, this series of articles is constantly updating, so check back every once in a while.

Items listed so far :

  1. Mini Laptop
  2. Power Traveller | Power Monkey
  3. Digital Camera
  4. Ipod
  5. Cag in a Bag

It goes without saying that documenting your travels – be it a diary, postcards, a scrap book or photos – is almost essential for those wishing to remember their trip in detail. You can’t rely on memories alone – or at least, I can’t, and having some kind of visible reference kick-starts the memory process and allows you to delve deeper into the archives of your brain, accessing memories that were all but forgotten.

I actually use all kinds of methods to capture moments in time. I use diaries, letters, brochures or leaflets. I also record video as well as take plenty of photos, yet I always come back home wishing I had taken a lot more. I have the capacity for more photos, but I just get lost in the moment and forget to use these devices.

Canon EOS 550D Digital SLR CameraIt could be said that to take too many pictures stops you from seeing things with your own eyes, and I tend to agree with this, which is possibly why I never have enough photos. It’s all about weighing up an equal amount of photos and physical memory. It has to be sad, though, that I would never go anywhere without my camera, and only wish I had one capable of taking photos akin to those on websites such as Everything Everywhere. I don’t know an awful lot about photography – which is largely the problem – and never come back with any outstanding photos. I imagine I would need something like the Canon EOS 550D Digital SLR Camera in order to produce such photos.

I have a very standard digital camera, but it is by no means useless, and I love looking back at all the pictures of all the places and all the people I have met in my short travelling life. I consider my photos and diary to be the main reminders of trips gone by, and would hate to lose that. Photos capture a moment in time, but it’s the moment that you were there. This is what makes them all the more special.

Upon my Europe adventure – or at least the second time – I had only my video camera. I used this to take very poor photos as well. It wasn’t until getting back home that I realised just how much of a mistake this was. The pictures were of little quality, and did not capture any of the atmospheres. It was almost as if I didn’t have any photos at all, and I have never forgiven myself for this. I actually think about returning to all of those places just to get better pictures, but I know this is extremely unlikely. Before setting out on a day during a trip, I always say to myself, If I forget all else, I must remember to take my camera with me.

You can find a wealth of cameras suitable for any trip, and for any level of expertise. For a good selection of digital cameras, Amazon is always a safe bet. Their range of cameras is here: Digital Cameras

Don’t get caught short on holiday. Remember to take a digital camera with you, and take as many pictures as you are able. These are the memories that never fade with time. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a half-decent camera these days, but not having a camera is something you definitely cannot afford.

Item three on the list of What to Take When Travelling:

Digital Camera

Read more articles in this series here: What to take when travelling

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  • High Ropes Course Construction said:

    I make sure that when I’m on my trips that I always have my camera with me to take pictures of my escapade. It serve as a remembrance of how wonderful that place is and my experiences on that country.

  • dan said:

    Exactly, and the pictures you can look at again and again, as if you were still there. Thanks for the comment 🙂

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