There are still a lot of things that we don’t know about the nature, so the outdoor expedition is important for today’s study, and the necessary part of this is a good camera.
Nowadays, the development of science and technology is growing up, and the digital camera has already become a essential part of our daily life. Besides, for the science field, the digital camera is the most important part which is used to record something, especially some new discovery so that the scientists can study and work on to make people’s life better. Photographs are a wonderful way to record some memories and some parts of the world that are still remote and beautiful for the outdoor expedition.
So today’s article is going to tell you something about choose camera for expedition and what you need to do so that it can be a safe camera for expedition.
Choose Camera For Outdoor Expedition
The first and the most important thing for a expedition is not put it off or cut corners to saveup for a camera, but do the expedition. First you need go out and do whatever you have to do, an then take pictures with the camera that you have.
About the camera, there are three main options, each with pros and cons, of course you can buy a new one, if you have enough money, then you can also buy a second hand, which is also a good option, or you can even get your hands on an old family or friends camera, which is great as long as you make no promises about it’s condition.
Here are three types of cameras for you to reference today. The first is Point-and-Shoot which is a kind of mall, light and cheap camera, and in recent years, the quality has improved a lot. For an outdoor expedition, this kind of camera is a good beginning. The second is Bridge Cameras which is a kind of bridge as what it’s named between small, light point-and-shoots and bigger, heaver DSLRs. It can provide a lot of user control such as shutter speed and aperture with one fixed, but versatile lens. The third is Full DSLR camera which is called digital single lens reflex will cost a lot on lenses. Those lenses are the added expense beyond camera, and the better the lenses are, the more expensive they are.
Things You Need to Care For Cameras on Expedition
The first thing you need to pay attention to is the batteries of the cameras you use for outdoor expedition. The battery is the heart of a camera and when you do a remote area expedition, charging electronics will be limited, which means that you need enough batteries. Although there are specialist batteries for many cameras, a various of batteries can be bought on the market, such as AA batteries, AA compatible battery pack, Powerpacks, solar chargers. What’s more, the temperature is another big problem for using camera, because in very cold conditions, batteries will not last quite as long as in the room temp.
The second is to keep cameras dry for outdoor expedition, especially in the rainforest, which is a big challenge.
- Do not bring camera equipment in and out of any air-conditioned rooms.
- Do not take off sashes of silica gel in each of your camera bags.
Do not forget the rain covers such as plastic sleeves or storm jackets.
The third thing is you need avoid your camera being close to dust and sand. If it is necessary for you to bring camera to a desert, there are three thing may make you happy: a dust blower, wet wipes and a silicone shell.
The forth thing is to protect your camera from the clash like the bag which takes your camera or lenses will be thrown onto the roof of a van. Tuppaware is a kind of solution to that problem and it is very cheap, strong and comes in a variety of sizes that you are able to find the certain one for your kit.
The fifth thing is much more important for your outdoor expedition, it is called tripods which is light, small and not too expensive. But if you really the tripods will take too much space in your bag, you can use camera beanbags, camera pods and monopods to replace the tripods so that you can save your space in your bag.
The sixth is that if you don’t have enough money or you have further down the budget for a new camera, the second hand camera will be a good option. When you use the second hand, you will worry slightly less if something goes wrong.
The last but not the least thing you need to pay attention to is you can not just use a tiny quarter-inch viewfinder to experience this world. You need use your eyes and your heart to feel the beauty of this unique world.
Things are changing right now, and thisworld is also changing. There are too many things will change in a second, so we really need a good camera to record those moment which will disappear just in a second. Photography is just one way you can memorize those unforgettable moment and the beautiful corner of this world, but it is not the only way to do that, the most important part is using your eye to see, your heart to feel and your brain to memorize, this is the most important thing, not just use the tiny quarter-inch viewfinder to see the beauty.
When you reach one place where is beautiful, slow down and stop for a moment, use your heart to feel the beauty, the quiet moment and the myth of nature. When you are on outdoor expedition, bring your camera and don’t forget the eye and heart.