It’s Time You Paid Attention To Taking Care Of Your Camera
November 20, 2020
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Yes, you are highly energetic, fast on the process and quick to improvise cameraperson. Geared with a diploma in photography certificate, you also have the wealth of knowledge about photography. However, it all may fall apart if you forget to do one basic thing; taking care of your photography equipment. Let’s be honest here. The photography equipment does not come cheap and like many other electronic gadgets, they too are fragile and sensitive to even the smallest of damages and freak tweaking of controls. Hence you need to make sure to do the following to ensure that your camera is safe and can serve you over a period of time.
Protection against physical damage- When you’re travelling for your
assignments, use good quality camera bags that provide protection from a few
hits and bumps on the road. If you are shooting in a crowded street or on the
dance floor or at a boisterous event like Holi or Diwali where you have a
deluge of frenzied people, use your lens hood to prevent scratches and
fingerprint marks. This way you can prevent any damage on the sensor. Saltwater
is the worst foe for a camera. So when out on the beach for some outdoor photography,
be extra careful. Never forget to dust off even the smallest speckle of sand.
Better still, you use a rain cover for failsafe protection. Lastly, you may
think this as something of a paranoid measure; it is not a good idea to leave
your camera gear or bag in the direct sunlight.
Don’t expose your camera to unwanted
cameras these days are weather sealed. So they can handle a little rough
handling. And this gives you the freedom to push your equipment to its limits.
A bit of dust or some holi colour on the surface won’t be damaging. What we are
merely trying to convey is that one still has to take care of any dirt or
smudge carefully. You camera is perhaps immune to the Weatherly change but they
are not completely damage-proof. Therefore, there is no point in submerging
your camera in the water or be careless when shooting around
Store your camera gear in dry
you’re shooting and not shooting, or travelling, where is your gear? More
precisely, are you doing enough to store them properly so it is safe from humidity,
dust or the wear-and-tear of travel? These are pertinent questions which need
to be answered as they certainly determine the longevity of your camera. We
suggest you store your cameras and lenses in a dry-cabinet that controls
humidity and temperature and is dust-proof. But there are going to be
situations when you won’t find such dry cabinets. So the least you can do is trying
and seek a place that is dust and humidity free. And of course, it also should
be a place where there are no accidental knocks and drops every now and again.