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How To Protect Your Equipment En Route

If you are a traveling photographer, you probably have a routine locked in for traveling with your valuable equipment. If, however, you are just getting started out and are hitting the road for a job for one of your first times, figuring out how to fly with all of your photography equipment can feel a bit daunting. To help, we would like to offer the following considerations.

  • Carry-Ons: You are allowed one carry-on bag and one personal item. Carrying the maximum size of carry-on luggage allows you to keep your most valuable equipment close to your person, and using your personal item for your small- or mid-sized camera bag will allow you to keep at least one camera protected and close at hand.
  • Weight Limits: Generally, airlines will limit you on the amount of bags you can bring and the maximum weight they can hit. Make sure that you do research on the specific limits of the airline you are planning to fly before you begin packing. This will help you keep your parameters in mind so you do not end up with too many too heavy suitcases at the airport.
  • Type Of Bags: You may have preferred your cross-body weekender bag for your personal travels, but flying with your equipment will require you to transition to hard-sided, wheeled bags. This will best protect your equipment and will also make lugging your heavy pack through the airport a whole lot easier.

Even if you pack brilliantly, there is always the chance your equipment could get damaged en route. Fortunately, you can protect yourself from the following expense by carrying photographers insurance. To protect yourself, your work, and your equipment, contact Purves & Associates Insurance Services. Serving Davis and Sacramento, California, our expert team knows how to safeguard traveling photographers.