How to protect your camera from getting damaged while travelling
You need to look after your camera while travelling, but what is the best way to do so? Using custom-cut foam in a protective case is a good place to start.
Are you planning a trip and want to take lots of great photographs of your journey? Travelling with a camera has its benefits, but there are plenty of opportunities for it to get damaged.
To better protect your camera from getting damaged while travelling, you should use custom-cut foam. This can help to keep all of your camera parts organised, and prevent them smashing into the side of your case by absorbing any impact. Your expensive parts will remain safe when you're going from place to place.
But what do you need to buy?
Get a protective case for your camera
The simplest way to secure your camera while travelling is to keep it in a protective, lockable case. A backpack does not have a hard shell so is not suitable, but something like a tool box or lockable case is an option. You can pick one of these up from your local hardware store for under $10, compared to buying a Pelican case with inbuilt foam at around $900.
How can you protect your camera while travelling?
A protective case without a foam inner will not necessarily keep your camera and accessories free from damage while travelling. Lining the inside with custom-cut foam is therefore recommended and it's a measure that doesn't have to be expensive. Filling a toolbox with a sufficient amount of custom foam, for example, will cost less than $100 - even if you choose a premium high-density foam with a 10-year warranty.
Overall, using custom-cut foam is a cost-effective way to protect your camera compared with buying a case with foam already inside for up to $800 more.
Benefits of custom-cut foam
Each camera accessory should have a specific place.
Once you have a suitable piece of protective foam, you can cut it to fit your accessories - allowing each item a specific slot.
If everything has a place, you'll know when you're missing something, or if you've forgotten to pack up a photo shoot correctly. Plus, when you cut the foam to fit each item, you can be confident knowing that the pieces won't move around and crash into each other while you're in transit.
Camera protection while travelling is vital, and the cost-effective solution is to use custom-cut foam from Clark Rubber. We can help you to cut foam to fit your case, and then you can lay your accessories out as you desire. We even sell diced foam sheets that you can customise by removing the inner cubes. For more information, contact your local store today.