Gura Gear Kiboko camera bag on luggage wheels is relatively inconspicuous and looks a lot like an ordinary roller bag.
Story and photo by Kathy Adams Clark
I’ve learned over the years that airline employees seem to ignore “neat” travelers. The employees at the check-in counter and gate tend to look right past a passenger with a small backpack and legal-size roller bag. It seems like every business traveler has them. For females, sometimes it’s that stylish tote and roller bag. My camera gear now mimics that business look so I don’t standout during check-in or at the gate.
Your bags are packed and you’re ready for your trip. How can you make your travel experience stress free?
The days when travel was glamorous are long gone. Nowadays, heading to the airport is more likely to elicit a sigh of nervousness or frustration than it is to make you purr with pleasure. With all the gear we need to bring along, what can photographers do to make the travel experience a little safer and less stressful?
From the Editor: We recently started posting a series of travel tips about making the life of the traveling photographer smoother and easier. This is the third in that series. You can find part 1 and part 2 in the blog archives. In this installment, NANPA members Gustavo Costa and Donald Dymer talk about traveling safely and protecting your gear. If you have a favorite tip, share it with us! Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll post it in a future article.