Digital camera is a prized possession and object of love for most photographers. You can often see it placed in a good camera bag to keep it safe. However, the bag provides safety only when the camera is inside it. What about the camera when it’s out of the bag and in action? There are many external elements that can harm your camera. Here are the most common predators that pose danger to your camera when you are taking photographs. Knowing these predators will help you take necessary precautions and extra care to keep your camera safe.
These are the things you need to keep away from the camera. There are many elements that are necessary for you and predators for your camera. For example, if you are having an outdoor photo shoot, then sunscreen lotion is necessary to avoid the adverse effects of the sun and to avoid sunburn.
However, sunscreen lotion can be very harmful for your camera. If you touch the lens of the camera with the hands covered in sunscreen, camera lens sensitivity will be lost. The same applies for insect repellant. Never place the camera, sunscreen lotion, insect repellant or other greasy items in the same bag.
When shooting on beaches or outdoors, sand dripping into your camera and its accessories is a major threat. If you have not looked after the camera properly, there is a risk that the sand granules will reach the lens and possibly even form scars. When shooting in sandy areas, you need to be very careful never to place the camera in bare sand.
Sometimes without noticing, dust drifts into the camera and makes a home there. Stopping the dust from entering the camera can be a risky task. If proper care is not taken, the dust gets stuck on the image sensors and ruins their sensitivity.
Condensation in the camera bag is the main reason for moisture entering into the camera, and proper care should be taken to prevent moisture entering the camera. If you have recently held a rain photo shoot or taken pictures of a waterfall, there is more chance of moisture drifting into the camera.
All these predators can be eliminated by giving your camera proper care. Whenever you feel that the camera is being threatened by these predators, make sure you use proper camera gear to clean the camera. It will give a better chance of lasting for years.