It can be stressful to move for anyone, but it can be especially stressful to move as a photographer. Your livelihood depends on the functionality of all of the equipment that you have purchased over the years and, due to the expense of this equipment, any broken items cannot be easily replaced. Here are some tips for making sure that you are able to get your photography equipment to your new location without damaging it.
1. Mind the Heat
You need to worry about how the temperature is going to affect your equipment, especially if you are moving during the summer. If you don't have a ton of equipment, you can always wrap it up and take it with you on the plane or in your air conditioned car. However, if you don't have the room for the equipment in your checked baggage, you are going to need to take steps to make sure that your equipment makes it through the trip.
First, wrap all of your equipment up so that it will not break, even if it is jostled around slightly. You can do this using bubble wrap or crumpled up pieces of newspaper. Next, put each piece of equipment in an airtight container. This is going to allow you to keep any condensation that might form from hot, humid conditions inside the moving van from getting into your equipment and ruining it. Make sure that you throw a few silica gel capsules inside of each container so that any moisture gets absorbed.
2. Remove the Batteries
Take out all of the batteries that are in your equipment and set them aside, making sure that they are appropriately labeled so that you can match up the camera to the correct battery. This will allow you to ensure that the battery does not short out your cameras or other equipment by leaking. Try to carry these batteries with you in order to ensure that they remain cool. If not, cover them up and store them in a dark area to reduce the amount of heat they are exposed to from the sun.
3. Invest in a Memory Card Wallet
Finally, to make sure that you don't accidentally lose or drop your memory cards during the move, purchase a memory card wallet. This will allow you to keep track of your memory cards so that they do not get damaged. Store the wallet in a waterproof container.
For more information, talk to a company that specializes in helping people move, like Wheaton World Wide Moving.
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