Traveling the world as a videographer would be a dream come true for many people. However it’s important that you know what you’re doing and know how to keep yourself safe. Traveling can be potentially dangerous so it’s crucial that you remain vigilant at all times. With that said, you also want to enjoy your adventure and capture as much as you can from your travels. Here are some essential tips to make the most out of your travels.
Make sure you bring enough memory cards:
Carrying around an external hard drive and laptop can be frustrating when you are traveling long journeys. It slows you down and you also have to worry about thieves stealing from you. It’s a good idea to bring enough memory cards with you so that you have your whole trip covered.
Be sure to bring a monopod:
Monopods are a life saver for videographers and make the journey so much easier. Tri-pods can really slow you down as they are much bulkier and harder to carry around. Monopods will easily slide into your backpack and are simple to get set up.
Remain vigilant at all times:
If you are carrying around lots of expensive equipment then you could be vulnerable to an attack. You need to keep yourself safe and don’t put yourself in unnecessary danger. Don’t leave any of your equipment exposed and try to keep your travelling during the day while it’s still light outside. Always be aware of your surroundings and do some research on the area you are in. Never let anyone take advantage of you and don’t fall for any street scams. If someone randomly offers to take your picture for you, be wary and don’t let them hold your camera.
Free yourself from your video camera:
You don’t need to be recording every single step of the journey. Sometimes it’s important to just put the camera away and enjoy your travels through your own eyes. Make sure you visit the landmarks and get to know the locals. Learn about the culture and taste the local delicacies. It’s nice to meet new people and free yourself from any stress. Don’t feel like you need to record everything you see as this is not the case.
Take these tips on board and have a safe journey. Remember to stay vigilant at all times and do some research on the area you’re visiting. But above all, enjoy your adventure and make sure you make the most of it.