I’m leaving on a jet plane……..

Oh yeah, its beautiful weather, spring is in the air ( or thanks to some global warming, blistering heat) and it’s time to travel.

But before you pack your gear, before you make sure that your cameras are safely ready for the flight, take a look at this very cool series of articles from THINKTANK photo. Not really too alarmist , but real life suggestions.
Oh, they do ask your your info before the download.

Shout out to Brian for supplying this to us:

“Fear for Your Gear While Running Through the Airport”

To aid photographers in getting their gear through the airport and safely onto the plane, especially while traveling internationally, we have posted a free article entitled “Fear for your gear while running through the airport.” Filled with advice from noted photojournalists, this article can be found at www.thinktankphoto.com/airport

Written by our founder and lead designer Doug Murdoch, this 13-page article presents the best strategies leading photojournalists employ to get through the airport quickly and onto the plane with their most important gear always near them. It answers the following important questions:

· How to deal with the many size and weight restrictions of different airlines, especially on extended trips to different countries, flying multiple legs on multiple types and sizes of aircraft.

· Which countries are the most challenging to travel to and the best tactics for carrying your gear there.

· The role of the perceived size of your roller/backpack/shoulder bag, and the aesthetics of your carrying solution on your ability to navigate airports successfully.

· The best advice for photographers who have little experience flying with their gear internationally.

· The best strategies for not getting your bag checked.

· The biggest mistakes a photographer can make when traveling by airplane.

Those providing travel insights are a who’s who of photojournalism luminaries, including 2005 Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Deanne Fitzmaurice, USA Today’s Robert Hanashiro, Getty Images’ Donald Miralle, Al Bello, Sports Illustrated’s Peter Read Miller and Bill Frakes and Sports Illustrated freelancer Brad Mangin, the New York Times’ Vincent Laforet, and USA Today’s Bob Deutsch.”

Listen to the way the pro’s do it and save yourself some aggravation.

Cheers!
Damon Webster

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